Ancient Sites - Israel

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Visited: Mid - Late Nov

Civilizations, kingdoms and tribes have lived here for millenia. The country's well-managed archelogical sites provide many fascinating insights into the long human history of the area. Personal favourites were the dramatic scenery at Masada, the Roman mosaics at Zippori, the lush greenness around Nimrod's Fortress and the extensive ruins at Beit She'an
Jordan Valley - Beit She'an / Belvoir Castle
Roman Theatre, Beit She’an (S), Beit She’an NP, Jordan Valley, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 23-Nov-98, E531

Dionysus column capital, Beit She’an (S), Beit She’an NP, Jordan Valley, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 23-Nov-98, E532

Silvanus Street and Monumental colonnade, Beit She’an (S), Beit She’an NP, Jordan Valley, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 23-Nov-98, E534

Roman Theatre, Beit She’an (S), Beit She’an NP, Jordan Valley, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 23-Nov-98, E530

Ruins of Crusader Fortress (12th Ct AD) at Belvoir and Jordan Valley looking towards Jordan’s Gil’ad Mtn, with Border Road and River Jordan (M), Belvior Castle (S), Jordan Valley, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 23-Nov-98, E529

   
Galilee and the North - Zippori / Tel Hatzor / Nimrod's Fortress / Kursi / Megiddo / Montfort Castle
Procession of the Merrymakers mosaic, Zippori (S), Zippori NP, Galilee, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 22-Nov-98, E522

'Mona Lisa' of the Galilee Byzantine mosaic, Zippori (S), Zippori NP, Galilee, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 22-Nov-98, E523

Byzantine colonnaded street with wagon rut marks, Zippori (S), Zippori NP, Galilee, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 22-Nov-98, E526

Amazon hunters mosaic, Public building, Zippori (S), Zippori NP, Galilee, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 22-Nov-98, E528

Pillared House and Olive Press at Tel Hatzor (c10th Ct BC), Tel Hatzor (S), Upper Galilee, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 20-Nov-98, E509

Keep of Nimrod’s Fortress and Mt Hermon from SW Tower, Nimrod's Fortress (S), Golan, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 20-Nov-98, E510

Mosaic in Byzantine Monastery (5th Ct AD) at Kursi marking site of the Miracle of the Swine (with Ottoman removal of some mosaics), Kursi (S), Galilee, Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 22-Nov-98, E521

King Solomon’s Northern Gate to Megiddo (Armageddon) (935 BC), Tel Megiddo (S), Híefa (Haifa), Israel, 15-Nov-98, E494

Central Court of Crusader Montfort Castle, Montfort Castle (S), Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 17-Nov-98, E500

Oak trees and karst with Montfort Castle beyond, Montfort Castle (S), Haûafon (Northern), Israel, 17-Nov-98, E502

  
Dead Sea Basin - Masada / Qumran
Masada (+50m) from summit of Ma’ale El’azar, Masada (S), Walk Around Masada (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E543

Masada and salt formations in Dead Sea basin, Masada (S), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E544

Ruins at Qumran, Qumran (S), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E536