May 5 – Herodium/Israel Museum
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Herodium, the Herodian theater.
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View from Herodium.
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Herodium, Mauselum of Herod the Great.
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Private reception rooms for Herod.
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Private reception rooms for Herod.
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The new way to the top of the palace.
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Outside the private reception rooms for Herod.
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Walking up to the top of Herodium.
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Still...walking up to the top of Herodium.
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And...still walking up to the top of Herodium.
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View toward Moab.
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View from Herodium.
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We made it to the top.
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Sharing lessons in the synagogue, built 150 years or so after Herod.
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View of the swimming pool (with an island) below. Bethlehem beyond.
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Inside the top palace.
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Inside the top palace. First cylindrical structure in Israel.
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On top of old Herodium.
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Bethlehem.
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Model of Jerusalem at the Israel Museum.
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Herodium, multimedia room in one of the reception areas.
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Herodium, multimedia room in one of the reception areas.
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Multimedia demonstrates the original design.
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Original Reception design.
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Multimedia demonstrates the original design.
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"House of David" quote from Tel Dan (in the Israel Museum).
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High place of Tel Arad in the Israel Museum.
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Sarcophagas of Herod the Great.
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The Phoenecian collection.
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Original drawing we had just seen at Herodium, in the reception hall.
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Original decor from the Roman bath at Herodium.
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Ossuary of Caiphas.
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Ossuary of Caiphas.
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"For teh blowing of the trumpet" at the top of the Temple Mount wall, cast down by the Romans in AD 70.
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Stone mentioning Pontius Pilate (found in Caesarea).
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Lunch!
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Lunch at The City View cafe.
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Lunch at The City View Cafe.
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Alyson and Ahmed (the bus driver) at lunch.
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