Dead Sea

  • Masada:

    • Holdout fortress that served as a winter home to Herod the Great and was the location of a mass suicide of 900+ soldiers besieged by Romans in 73 AD

  • Wadi Qelt – Roman Road to Jericho:

    • Location of the road from Jericho to Jerusalem and where the story of the Good Samaritan would have taken place

  • Qumran:

    • Where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a beduin young man

  • Ein Gedi:

    • A small oasis in the Judean wilderness where David hid from Saul and also refrained from assassinating Saul when he had the chance

  • Herodium:

    • A man made mountain fortress/palace just a short distance from Bethlehem