Mindorenian Tour

Mindorenian’s Fund Raising Field Trip to the Dead Sea, Masada and AHAVA! April 10-11. Come and join the fun! For info, call the President of  Mindorenian,[Ms. Nenette Gajisan] at 0546286824, or message us here for more details!



masada-israel

-MASADA ISRAEL-

Masada (Hebrew מצדה, pronounced Metzada, from מצודה, metzuda, “fortress”) is the name for a site of ancient palacesfortifications in the South District of Israel on top of an isolated rock plateau, or large mesa, on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. After the First Jewish-Roman War (also known as the Great Jewish Revolt) a siege of the fortress by troops of the Roman Empire led to the mass suicide of Jewish rebels, who preferred death to surrender.


dead-sea-7-DEAD SEA-

The Dead Sea (Hebrew: יָם הַ‏‏מֶ‏ּ‏לַ‏ח‎, Yām Ha-Melaḥ, “Sea of Salt”; Arabic: البَحْر المَيّت‎, al-Baḥr l-Mayyit, “Dead Sea”) is a salt lake between Israel and the West Bank to the west, and Jordan to the east. It is 422 metres (1,385 ft) below sea level,[2]Earth on dry land. The Dead Sea is 378 m (1,240 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. It is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, with 33.7% salinity. Only Lake Assal (Djibouti), Garabogazköl and some hypersaline lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica (such as Don Juan Pond and perhaps Lake Vanda) have a higher salinity. It is 8.6 times as salty as the ocean.[3] This salinity makes for a harsh environment where animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 67 kilometres (42 mi) long and 18 kilometres (11 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River. and its shores are the lowest point on the surface of

The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world’s first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets.

ahava

-AHAVA-

Credits:

Flicker.com- for photos

Wikipedia.com – History details


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nenette on April 15, 2009 at 12:00 p04

    Wow, really had fun guys! In behalf of all Mindorenians, we would love to our thanks and appreciation to everyone who joined us. sobrang saya, grabe!

    Reply

  2. Posted by danny on May 13, 2009 at 12:00 p05

    I are from norwediga
    I are danny
    i went to th edead sea
    I LOVED IT !
    My friend jeff did aswell

    Reply

  3. Posted by danny on May 13, 2009 at 12:00 p05

    Well done guys geat site !

    Reply

  4. yeah, really such an amazing place. so cool and relaxing! Thanks Danny!

    Reply

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