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Israel / Palestine
Bethlehem
Church of the Nativity
 The Church of the Nativity was built in 325 over a Greek shrine of Adonis.
Israel / Palestine
Bethlehem
Church of the Nativity
The entrance is only 1.2m high. It was blocked up in the 13th century to stop horses being ridden into the church.
Israel / Palestine
Bethlehem
Herodeon
 The Herodeon is the ruins of the palace of Herod.
Israel / Palestine
Bethlehem
Herodeon
The Herodeon was once King Herod's palace and later his tomb.
Israel / Palestine
Bethlehem
Herodeon
The walls of the Herodeon.
Israel / Palestine
Bethlehem
Herodeon
Archeological site viewed from the Herodeon.
Israel / Palestine
Wadi Qilt
The aquaduct was built by Herod The Great and restored by the British in the 1920s.
Israel / Palestine
Wadi Qilt
Monastery of St George
The Monastery of St George is Greek Orthodox and dates from Byzantine times.
Israel / Palestine
Wadi Qilt
Monastery of St George
The aquaduct supplies water to the monastery.
Israel / Palestine
Wadi Qilt
Monastery of St George
The monastery is against the cliff.
Israel / Palestine
Wadi Qilt
Monastery of St George
The monastery entrance.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Nebi Musa
Nebi Musa.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Nebi Musa
 Nebi Musa is the traditional tomb of Moses. It has been a pilgrimage site for Christians, Muslims and Jews for 1000 years.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Nebi Musa
The entrance.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Qumran
 Qumran was the home of the Essenes, a Jewish sect which lived here until the Romans destroyed their settlement in 63 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Qumran
The Essenes were a pre-Christian group that practiced baptism, sang hymns and worshipped a teacher of richeousness.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Qumran
The writings of the Essenes survived as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Qumran
 The caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Qumran
The Qumran site is nestled by barren mountains.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Qumran
The Essenes who lived here wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Qumran
Barren landscape close to the Dead Sea.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
 Masada is a Jewish fortress on a rocky outcrop by the Dead Sea.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
Ruins of the Jewish fortress.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
The fortress overlooks the Dead Sea and across to Jordan.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
The region around the fortress is desolate.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
According to the writer Jospehus, the 960 inhabitants of the city committed mass suicide rather than surrender to the Romans.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
The fortress is surrounded by barren mountains.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
Looking West into Palestine.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
 Buildings on the hilltop fortrss of Masada overlook barren mountains.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
Military buildings.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
Mosaic in a dwelling.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
 Herod The Great's palace.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
Circular religious building.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
House.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
The fortress was destroyed by the Romans.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
The fortress is an extensive site.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
View from a cave.
Israel / Palestine
Dead Sea
Masada
The walls.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Ancient City
The ancient city of Jericho has been ruled by Canaanites, Israelites, Persians, Greeks, Maccabean Jews, Romans and Umayyads.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Ancient City
 The foundations of ancient Jericho, one of the world's oldest cities. These structures are dated 7000 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Ancient City
A mosaic from a 6th century synagogue.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Ancient City
A mosaic with Hebrew writing.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Ancient City
A synagogue mosaic.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
The ruins of Hisham Palace.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
The palace was built in 724.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
The palace was built by an Umayyad Caliph.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
Stone decorated with plants.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
After being abandoned the palace was covered by sand until 1937.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
The palace is a mix of Classical and Islamic architecture.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
An apse.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
Roman, Greek and Islamic influences.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
The palace is unique and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
Ballustrade decorated with geometric shapes.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
The Tree of Life mosaic in the bathhouse.
Israel / Palestine
Jericho
Hisham Palace
Detail of the lion and gazelle mosaic.
Israel / Palestine
Hebron
Harem-el-Halil
 Harem-el-Halil contains the tomb of Abraham and other patriarchs in Hebron. This is a holy site for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Israel / Palestine
Hebron
Harem-el-Halil
The decorated interior.
Israel / Palestine
Hebron
Harem-el-Halil
Two of the tombs.
Israel / Palestine
Hebron
A temple on Mount Gerizim.
Israel / Palestine
Hebron
Bani Naim
Lot's Tomb.
Israel / Palestine
Sabastiya
The ruins of Herod's town, destroyed by the Romans in 68.
Israel / Palestine
Sabastiya
Later Graeco-Roman structure.
Israel / Palestine
Sabastiya
Israelite wall from 800 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Sabastiya
The mosque was once a 4th century church.
Israel / Palestine
Sabastiya
 The tombs of Prophets Elishah and Obidiah.
Israel / Palestine
Sabastiya
The ruins are set in arid landscape.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Tel El-Husa
Tel El-Husa is one of the many archeological sites in the Jezreel Valley.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Tel El-Husa
 Canaanite temples dating from 1500 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Tel El-Husa
The Canaanite city gate.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Bet Alfa is a kibutz with a 6th century mosaic from a synagogue in its grounds.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Bet Shearim
 Entrance to the Jewish necropolis cut into a hillside at Bet Shearim.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Bet Shearim
Underground tombs.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Bet Shearim
Carved menoras, a symbol of Judaism.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Bet Shearim
Carved sarcophagus.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Bet Shearim
Animal carving on a tomb.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Bet Shearim
Bull and eagle.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Bet Shearim
Stone entrance.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
Bet Shearim
Stone steps leading to tombs.
Israel / Palestine
Jezreel Valley
 The Greek-Roman amphitheatre at Bet She'an.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
Har Megiddo is a hill first settled by the Canaanites in 4000 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
The name Har Megiddo has been corrupted to "Armageddon".
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
Solomon's palace dates from 1000 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
Horse feeding troughs for Solomon's stables.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
Circular Canaanite temple.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
 Circular Canaanite shrine dating from around 1900 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
Har Megiddo is set on a hill.
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Har Megiddo
Jews believe that Armageddon is the place of the final battle before Judgement Day.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
The East Temple is a Canaanite forerunner of a synagogue dating from 1900 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
Solomon's stables.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
Grain silo dating from 8th century BC.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
The entrance to a water system built by King Ahab c 900 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Har Megiddo
King Ahab's water system is 60m deep and 120m long.
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Church of the Beatitudes
 The octagonal Church of the Beatitudes was built in 1933 by Mussolini.
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Church of the Beatitudes
The interior.
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Church of the Beatitudes
The beatitudes in Latin.
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Copernaum
Copernaum is a 2nd century BC city that is the scene of many miracles by Jesus.
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Copernaum
The site of many of the parables of Jesus.
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Copernaum
The synagogue where Jesus taught.
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Taghba
The basalt church at Taghba marks the spot where Jesus appeared after his ressurection.
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Taghba
Taghba is an oasis.

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