My Intro to Israel, Day 3, Scene 2
Upon our departure from Ein Bokek, we travelled north along Rt. 90 and first stop was Qumran. As much as I have tried to stay out of politics so far, uploading this photo dragged me right into it because Qumran is in the West Bank. Should I upload it as being in Palestine or Israel? Wikipedia describes it as "an archaeological site in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank managed by Israel's Qumran National Park." I finally went with the convention set by other TE users, all photos from Qumran seem to be presented as being in Israel, directly linked to Jerusalem.
Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947-1956, extensive excavations have taken place in Qumran. It is best known as the settlement nearest to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden, caves in the sheer desert cliffs and beneath, in the marl terrace. This photo is looking south from the north end of the cisterns found in the complex. Many scholars have viewed these several large stepped cisterns at Qumran as ritual baths. This supports the theory that the site was a religious settlement. However, there are also difficulties in understanding all these cisterns as baths.
İsraile Önsözüm, Gün 3, Sahne 2
Ein Bokek'ten ayrılışımızdan sonra Devlet Yolu 90 boyunca kuzeye gittik ve ilk durağımız Kumran idi. Bugüne kadar siyasetin dışında kalmaya çalışmama rağmen bu fotoğrafı yüklemek beni tam içine sürükledi çünkü Kumran Batı Şeria'da. Bunu Filistinde mi ya da İsrailde olarak yüklemek gerekir? Wikipedia burayı şöyle tanımlıyor, "İsrail'in Kumran Milli Parkı tarafından yönetilen İşgal Altındaki Filistin Batı Şeria'da bir arkeolojik site." Sonunda diğer TE kullanıcıları tarafından belirlenen düzen ile gittim, tüm Kumran fotoğrafları doğrudan Yeriselam'a bağlı olarak İsrail'de olarak sunulmuş gibi görünüyor.
1947-1956 yılında Ölü Deniz Parşömenlerinin keşfinden beri, Kumranda kapsamlı kazılar yer almıştır. Burası Ölü Deniz Parşömenlerinin gizlendiği mağaralara, çölde dik uçurumlarde ve altında marn terastaki mağaralara, en yakın yerleşim yeri olarak bilinir. Bu fotograf komplekste bulunan sarnıçların kuzey ucundan güneye bakıyor. Birçok akademisyen Kumrandaki bu birkaç büyük, basanaklı sarnıçları ritüel hamam olarak görürler. Bu sitenin dini bir yerleşim olduğu teorisini destekliyor. Ancak, tüm bu sarnıçları hamam olarak anlamakta da zorluklar vardır.
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emka (94398) 2014-06-27 13:41
I asked about Qumran and here it is! It is fascinating place and here your presentation is excellent. Superb composition and nice colours and sharpness.
Warm regrads MAlgo
jcpix (13908) 2014-06-27 19:47
Such fascinating history to think about, I can only imagine what it must be like to see in person. A good look into the cisterns, the sunny skies have helped clearly view all of the detail and texture associated with this composition. Thanks for providing such good notes to describe the scene. Kind of reminds me of the Colosseum floor where the animals and gladiators were kept and moved around. Have a good one. Take care.
ikeharel (69195) 2014-06-28 1:03
Good morning Murat,
First a confession: I had never been to this place, only saw it from the no. 90 route along the sea. It had been one of the major archeology sights in days before Israel independence in 1948.
Fine POV with the Dead-sea BG, and the part of the "break" ridge that runs along for thousands of miles from north to south.
Best regards and nice weekend.
abmdsudi (52393) 2014-06-28 7:04
A fine exposed shot, lovely play of shadows, shades and decently coloured to optimum on which the dominant earthy tones create am awesome contrast to polarised blue sky. You have a dramatic angle here and people presence cover good scale, wealth of textures and visual interest. The DOF is great in this of a thoughtful work and a seamless result, simply breath taking, Congrats
saxo042 (37794) 2014-06-28 8:33
A very pleasant combination of colours, the blue sky and sea against the beige stones. Also an interesting note!
Nicou (139040) 2014-06-28 8:34
Quel site archéologique superbe image avec ce bleu en fond le rend sur la pierre merveilleux,
bravo et amitié
jmdias (62917) 2014-07-02 3:12
interesting view of these ruins with the sea ahead. I liked the sharpness and these details. anyway to take image of ruins is ever difficult.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-07-06 12:39
Enjoying and learning with notes and post
Here a very good one with the cisterns at the front and a bit of the Dead Sea at the back
Well composed, with as always a good title
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (21343)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-24
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z980, JPEG Fine
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-27 13:35