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Israel From Helicopter

Sergey Dolya • 4 minutes read • March 24th, 2016

Flying via helicopter over Israel took several hours, periodically landing in different areas, such as the Jordan River. The helicopter departs from the airport in Tel Aviv and arrives in Caesarea within 15 minutes. By car, the journey would have taken 40 minutes:

Circling Caesarea where Pontius Pilate used to live:

The base of the library described in Bulgakov's 'Master and Margarita' below:

After Caesarea, the helicopter flew inland towards the town of Megiddo. The town stands on a hill and resembles a fortress. The field near this town is where, according to biblical tradition, the last battle between the forces of good and evil will be held - Armageddon:

According to the guides, the palm trees in the town had grown from date seeds tossed out by archeologists during excavations. The large hole in the ground is a water reservoir kept in case the town was sieged:

Field artwork by Israeli farmers:

Beit She'an. The rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar' was filmed here in 1973:

Crusaders castle of Belvoir:

Palm tree plantation:

Wheels of Spirits - Israeli counterpart of Stonehenge in England:

A small cell of stones was built in the center of the circle. The passageway is extremely tight:

Some other ancient buildings near the Wheel of Spirits:

Golan Heights:

Jordan River:

The bank of the Jordan River:

Capernaum - the hometown of the apostles Peter, Andrew, John and Jacob. It was here that Jesus performed his miracles, including the recovery of Peter's mother-in-law. It is also where Jesus was expelled from the synagogue and he cursed the town:

Lunch at a nearby restaurant:


Flying back to Tel Aviv through 

Haifa:

 

Flying over 

Mount Carmel

. Beneath you can see the famous 

Bahai gardens

 
Author: Sergeydolya
Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com

Translated by: Gian Luka

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