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Lachish is one of the most interesting sites in Israel. A long documented history, a colorful excavation team and one earthenware which tells of especially dramatic days. We will take a journey following the Lachish earthenware to the last days of the Kingdom of Judah and try to solve the mystery hidden in them. We will combine a historical tour with hiking in one of the greenest areas.
Highlights: Lachish, Eleutheropolis, Mitzpe Massuah, Britannia Park, and Azekah.
Time: an entire day.
Level of difficulty: moderate.
“Jaffa, belle of the seas, ancient city,” wrote Nobel Prize winning writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon, “changes with the nature of her inhabitants.” And Jaffa has certainly had some dramatic changes over the past 150 years. Which Jaffa do we remember? How is our memory designed? What is the affect of collective memory on the way in which Jaffa is built today? We will travel through the more and less known alleys of historical Jaffa and talk about culture, architecture and history. We will try not to forget anything…
Highlights: the Old city of Jaffa and its vicinity. We will try to visit the mosaic.
Time: 3-3.5 hours.
Level of difficulty: easy to moderate.
The dead sea is going to die! In a one day tour to the lowest place on earth we will check the link between the salt and the fact that the sea is in danger. Is it reversible? What happened in the past and what does the future hold? We will talk about the salt, the curse and the gift of the sea, the animals and vegetation that learned to survive in the salty environment, the link between sinkholes and salt, and the Dead Sea Works in past and present. We will definitely not miss a dip in the sea and making salty chips with the local vegetation.
Highlights: Mount Sodom, Ein Bokek, the pumping station that moves water from north to south, Ein Feshkha, and the site where the Dead Sea Works started.