Dead Sea area

On the way to the Dead Sea we stopped at Qumram where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.We lunched at El Gedi a nature preserve in the middle of the Judean desert.We spent a morning riding a jeep into the desert and of course we got to "swim" in the Dead Sea.

Replicas of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Cave entrance where scrolls found

Type of jars scrolls found in

Sample of writing in the scrolls

It is a VERY hot area

Oasis at Qumram

Hills where scrolls found

Ein Gedi- Mentioned in the bible

Waterfall in Ein Gedi in middle of desert

Don by the waterfall-

Ibexes in Ein Gedi Park

The Dead Sea from our Hotel

Another view o the DeadSea

Judean desert

The area of Sodom and Gormea

Dead Sea formerly covered this area

Remains of a Roman dam and fort

Picnicing in the Judean -

Salt encrusted shore lines

Floating in the Dead Sea-

Bathers in the Dead Sea

Conservative women go into the Dead Sea -

Hotel Salt Water pool

The edge of Masada

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