Caesarea - the city that Herod built
We were about to meet Caesarea, an ancient port built by King Herod and now located about 40 km from Tel Aviv. As soon as you enter the territory of…

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Israel Attractions
Tomb of the Virgin (Jehoshaphatova Valley) Christian Shrine Tomb of the Virgin Empress Elena (mother of Emperor Constantine the First) built a church in 326, which was able to survive…

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The Dead Sea
For hundreds of years, humanity has not ceased to wonder at the harsh lifelessness of this sea. This is the water basin with the highest salinity in the world -…

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fact that scientists

Kinneret

Tens of millions of years ago, a unique geological phenomenon occurred in nature, as a result of which the earth’s crust unfolded over a distance of 6.5 thousand km and a crack formed, called the Great Syrian-African Fault. Part of it is located on our territory. The fault formed a number of reservoirs with unique qualities: the Jordan River, Kinneret Lake and the Dead Sea. Now we will talk about Kinneret. The reservoir is located in the northern part of the Syrian-African Fault, about 209 meters below sea level. Its length, from North to South, is 22 kilometers; width, from East to West, 14 kilometers; area – 170 square meters km, and the greatest depth is 43 meters. The volume of water in the lake is 4 billion cubic meters. Features of the subtropical climate of this area create a peculiar temperature regime in the lake. From about mid-May to the end of December, Kinneret’s waters are clearly divided into two layers: a warm (from 22 to 30 degrees), a well-mixed upper layer (epilimnion) with a depth of 16 to 30 meters, and a deeper, cooler (from 13 to 16 degrees) deprived of oxygen (hypolimnion). In winter, this bilayer disappears and the water mass is completely mixed. Continue reading

Grottoes, cormorants, catfish, turtles and the lights of Tiberias
After an endless stream of historical information (and what to do, such a country!), A change of impressions was simply necessary for us. Which is what happened. Just 20 km…

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Nazareth. Church Synagogue
Note: Visiting this Christian shrine is not included in all excursion routes. But it always follows after a visit to the Church of the Annunciation. Therefore, I consider it appropriate…

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Blink. Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Josephus calls the settlement Tarihei. It is Magdala or Migdal, most likely due to the presence in the settlement of a fortress-tower ("Migdal" in Hebrew - "tower"), in which there…

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Israel: the sublime and the earthly
Israel is a state in the Middle East, formed on May 14, 1948 in accordance with the UN separation plan of Palestine. The capital is Jerusalem. The main economic and…

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