Tuesday, May 15, 2012

HABESOR STREAM & SUSPENDED BRIDGE


HABESOR STREAM & SUSPENDED BRIDGE

This stream is mentioned in the Bible:

1 Samuel 30:9-10

 9 So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and came to the
brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.

 10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who
were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.

The Besor Stream is one of the largest and most impressive streams in
Israel, with a drainage area of 3,400 sq km. It forms a border between
settlement in the northern part of the country and the desert. The
stream reaches the sea at Gaza. Along its sides is thick and varied
stream vegetation and above it is Tel Sharuhen, an archeological site

which was a part of a chain of settlements along the Besor Stream. It
was inhabited from the Bronze Age and until the Roman period. The
Besor Stream is crossed by an 80 meter long suspended rope bridge,
the only one of its kind in Israel, which provides the travelers with
a unique experience. Near the northern part of the Besor Stream is
the Eshkol Park, which is also known as HaBesor National Park, and
includes lawns and an artificial lake.


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