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Visiting the Dead Sea: The Complete Guide

Turquoise lagoons of salt and palm trees on the Dead Sea beach, Israel. Visiting the Dead Sea - The Complete guide that will help you make the most of your visit on the Israeli side of the saltiest lake in the lowest place on earth. Including the best free beaches, safety guidelines and more.

Persepolis Persepolis literal meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in the Fars Province in Iran.

The Dead sea Scrolls. Between 1947 and 1956 Qumran has been the most important archaeological site of the world . In this period a collection of 972 ancient texts in 11 different caves has been found. The majority of them are made of parchment or papyrus, mainly written in Hebrew and Aramaic and few in Greek.

Philistine Warrior 1000 BCE, by Johnny Shumate. It is likely that the Philistines were the same Sea Peoples that devastated the Hittite empire, sacked Ugarit and attacked Egypt in force. Their arrival in Palestine as conquerers does coincide with the Sea Peoples' defeat in the Nile delta by Ramses III. They may even have been settled by the victorious Egyptians in territory the Pharoah viewed as his own, to perhaps bring the disorderly Canaanite and Hebrew tribes into line.