Masada, the Dead Sea, and a Jeep Adventure (Including the Mar Saba Monastery!)

After the camel ride, our next stop was Masada, the mountaintop fortress near the Dead Sea which was created by the Hasmoneans, expanded and developed by Herod the Great, and occupied by Jewish fighters in the war against Rome.



From there, after having lunch, we traveled to the Dead Sea where the students enjoyed floating and covering themselves in the mud.



Finally, some of us went on a jeep adventure into the Judaean desert, which unknown to me until we set off would include a site that I have long wanted to visit: the Mar Saba Monastery.



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