Israel Photo Gallery – Masada and the Dead Sea
Travelog and interesting stories from Israel published under the Scrolls from the holy land series.
The Dead Sea has been known to the mankind since antiquity, and appears in many old legends. I had seen pictures and read about floating in the dead sea but didn’t actually believe it could do it. Well, what do you know, you CAN float in the dead sea! It is incredible!! Make sure you smear yourself with some of the rich magic mud. I would also advice caution – there are lots of sink holes and toxic pools of water with poisionous mud. Stick to the well marked areas.
Masada is a fortress on top of a hill near the dead sea. It was a setting for many significant battles, including one of the decisive battles of Jewish resistance of the Roman empire. The location of this fort is dramatic!