In the Jordan Valley, you'll encounter a dessert with boiling temperatures in the summer, and less than 50 millimeters of rain each year in the winter. The valley is part of the lowest area in the world, where the Dead Sea is its northern border. This dessert is full of strong historical locations, towns, forts and castles such as: Masada, Kumaran, Ein Gedi, which are just a few of them. The Masada is a vast excavated palace, and a town, build by Harrods, and at its end the location of the famous Masada event, where sieged Jewish men, women and children, took their own life, of fear of the Roman legions. Masada is full of archaeology evidence of the 2,000 year history that occurred there. Many mosaic art, jewelry, day to day artifacts and inscriptions were found here, and many structures of magnificent stature. Many Byzantine monasteries are near the modern ones in the valley. This creates a spiritually connection of Christian history in this area.

Jordan River - St. John The Baptist Church

Jordan River - St. John The Baptist Church

Jordan Valley, Date Trees

Jordan Valley, Date Trees

Herod's Palace  - Masada

Herod's Palace - Masada

Ein Gedi - the Yellow Rock Springs

Ein Gedi - the Yellow Rock Springs

Masada - Herod's Palace

Masada - Herod's Palace

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