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Discover the historic site of Machaerus (modern-day Mukawir), identified as the palace-fortress of Herod Antipas by the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus. Located atop a hill overlooking the Dead Sea region, Machaerus is where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded, as recounted in the Bible. From this vantage point, you can witness the lights of Jerusalem and Jericho on clear nights, offering a profound connection to Biblical times. Far from the tourist crowds, Machaerus provides a serene environment that transports visitors back in time. Explore the surrounding caves and grottoes, where shepherds and their flocks once sought shelter, and hike down towards the Dead Sea for a breathtaking experience.

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