En Gedi Nature Reserve

Attraction Type: Archaeology and History, Region: Dead Sea, Address: En Gedi Nature Reserve
Source: Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Region: Dead Sea
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En Gedi Antiquities National Park encompasses a Jewish settlement from the third to the sixth centuries CE, where dwellings and a synagogue have been excavated.

Buildings near the synagogue may have belonged to synagogue officials or served as study halls and an inn.

The floor of the ancient synagogue contains an intriguing inscription about a secret.

Some scholars believe it involved the production of balsam, a scent and salve worth its weight in gold from a bush once cultivated on the nearby rock terraces.

Image credit: Shlomi Kakun. From PikiWiki site.

 

Products specifications
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Region Dead Sea
Address En Gedi Nature Reserve
Phone +972-8-6584285
Fax +972-8-6520228
Opening Hours Summer: Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00, Monday: 08:00 - 17:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Friday: 08:00 - 16:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 16:00
Winter: Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00, Monday: 08:00 - 16:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00, Friday: 08:00 - 15:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 16:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 15:00
Notes for opening hours Yom Kippur evening: 08:00 - 13:00, Yom Kippur: Closed
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility Yes
Email st-eingedi@npa.org.il
URL https://bit.ly/2SMevqD

En Gedi Antiquities National Park encompasses a Jewish settlement from the third to the sixth centuries CE, where dwellings and a synagogue have been excavated.

Buildings near the synagogue may have belonged to synagogue officials or served as study halls and an inn.

The floor of the ancient synagogue contains an intriguing inscription about a secret.

Some scholars believe it involved the production of balsam, a scent and salve worth its weight in gold from a bush once cultivated on the nearby rock terraces.

Image credit: Shlomi Kakun. From PikiWiki site.

 

Products specifications
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Region Dead Sea
Address En Gedi Nature Reserve
Phone +972-8-6584285
Fax +972-8-6520228
Opening Hours Summer: Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00, Monday: 08:00 - 17:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Friday: 08:00 - 16:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 16:00
Winter: Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00, Monday: 08:00 - 16:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00, Friday: 08:00 - 15:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 16:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 15:00
Notes for opening hours Yom Kippur evening: 08:00 - 13:00, Yom Kippur: Closed
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility Yes
Email st-eingedi@npa.org.il
URL https://bit.ly/2SMevqD