We have just travelled through the Wilderness in the Sinai Peninsula and made our way to the most southern City in Israel called Eilat. This is located on the Gulf of Aqaba. Just because we crossed the border from Egypt into Israel didn’t mean that we were also finished with the Wilderness. We travelled about 30 kilometres north of Eilat. The area around Timna Valley is rich with copper ore and has been actively mined since before the 6th millennium BCE.
Before going to Timna Park, all we knew was it was the location of the replica of the Tabernacle. We did not really appreciate the significance of this area.
It was surprising to see as part of the park a lot of links back to Egypt including a Shrine to the Goddess of Hathor.
As we turned off the main road and into the park we were greeted by a row of flags. As we travelled around Israel, it was clear that they have great pride in their flag.
For more information about Timna Park
- 2014-03-27 – Eilat – Timna Park – Petra
- Timna Park – North of Eilat
- Timna Park – Spiral Hill
- Timna Park – Ancient Mines
- Timna Park – High Priest at the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Holy of Holies at the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Holy Place of the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – I thought the Sphinx was in Egypt?
- Timna Park – Incense Altar in the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Lake
- Timna Park – Menorah in the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Mushroom Rock
- Timna Park – Outer Court
- Timna Park – Priest in the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Replica of the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Shewbread Table in the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Solomon’s Pillars