Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

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  • 1. Jericho Cable Car

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    To the west of Tel Jericho is the Mount of Temptation, identified by tradition as the "exceedingly high mountain" from which Satan tempted Jesus...Read More

  • 2. Auja Eco Center

    Educational Institution

    This tiny Palestinian village north of Jericho has turned an acute water shortage into an ecotourism opportunity at this center. Established...Read More

  • 3. Hisham's Palace


    Known as Khirbet al-Mafjar in Arabic, this restored palace has exquisite stonework and a spectacular mosaic floor. Hisham was a scion of the...Read More

  • 4. Qasr Al Yahud

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This is the site where Jesus is said to have been baptized (Matthew 3:13–17), and where the Israelites crossed the Jordan River to enter the...Read More

  • 5. Russian Museum


    Russian funding has given a glorious status to the gnarled sycamore that tradition identifies as the Tree of Zacchaeus, which the chief tax...Read More

  • 6. Tel Jericho


    Also called Tel es-Sultan (Sultan's Hill), the archaeological site of Tel Jericho covers the legendary ancient city. Nearly 200 years of excavations...Read More

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