Just west of the Dead Sea shore is the stunning Ein Gedi Reserve, home to two year-round streams and a wide variety of plant and animal species. In addition, much evidence of human settlement has been uncovered at the reserve.
There was a Jewish presence in Ein Gedi for over 1,200 years beginning in the seventh century BCE. In the third century a synagogue was built and today the beautiful mosaic floor is truly a site to behold.
There are also a number of buildings that have been excavated that surround the synagogue that could possibly have been the houses of synagogue officials or may have served as study halls and an inn.
The mosaic floor also contains an intriguing inscription about a secret that some believe refers to the production of balsam- a scent and salve that was worth its weight in gold and was once cultivated on the nearby rock terraces.
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Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year.
For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.