This day tour is devoted to sites in the region between the coastal plain and the Judean Mountains – The Shfela (שפלה).
We start the day with a visit of Tel Lachish , the second most important city in the Judean kingdom. Attacked and conquered by the Assyrians in 701 BCE the Assyrian assault ramp can be clearly seen to this day!
Next we head to the “Elah valley” known mostly as the Battle site of David and Goliath .
On the way back we can pass by sites related to the biography of Samson , such as Tel Tzora , or drive along the historical “Burma Road” , and if time and will permits, we can stop at Beth Shemesh , David Gerstein Studio , the Stalactite cave (Soreq cave) , Luzit Caves , Khirbet Midras , Emmaus-Nicopolis , Beit Jimal , Bar Kokhba caves , The “Philistine Street” , Deir Rafat , Anne Frank Monument , or the impressive Holocaust monument– “Scroll of Fire” Monument .
|The Shfela on Wikipedia|
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