This page summarizes the sites that are reviewed in the area of the Dead Sea.
This page is a sites gallery of the Dead Sea -the sites on the west side of the great lake and on the foothills of the Judean desert.
On each site below you can:
- read a short summary (above the picture)
- read the biblical reference (below the picture)
- click on the title to get to the review of that site.
- click on the photo to see the picture at full resolution.
The last and most important fortress of the great Jewish rebellion against Rome, and one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Israel.
Nahal Hever is a desert brook that flows to the Dead sea. On the face of the cliffs above the brook are two caves (caves of “letters” and “horrors”) which were hiding places for the Jewish rebels during the Bar-Kochba revolt against the Romans.
Nahal-Arugot brook is a nature reserve in the Judean desert that flows to the Dead sea near Ein Gedi.
Song of Solomon 6 2: “My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies”.
Nahal-David stream is a nature reserve in the Judean desert that flows to the Dead sea north of Ein Gedi.
1 Samuel 24 1: “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi”.
An oasis located on the western shore of the Dead Sea. A prosperous town, famous for its fertile land, dates and persimmon perfume.
1 Samuel 23 29: “And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi“.
Ruins of a famous Roman period settlement on the north-western shore of the Dead Sea. This was the home of the Essenes, a break-away sect. Scrolls, hidden in jars, were discovered in the caves around the site.
Dead Sea Works is a large potash plant on the south side of the Dead Sea.
The caves of the Salt mountain of Sodom (Sedom), on the west shore of the Dead Sea.
(Genesis 19 26): “But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”.
Zohar Brook (Nahal Zohar)
The brook served as an important route to and from the Dead Sea. Ancient fortresses were constructed in the valley.
Nahal Bokek is a brook which flows into the south-western side of the Dead Sea. Ruins of a Roman/Byzantine fortress are located on its outlet, close to the resort area of Ein Bokek.
Isaiah 24 1: “Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty”…
*** more sites to come.. ***
An overview of the sites of this region can be seen in the Dead Sea overview page.
An interactive map of the sites is in the Dead Sea map page.
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This page was last updated on Mar 23, 2021 (Added Tel Goren)
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