Desert Studies Center

Timna by night
Behind Beer Ora
Timna
Salomons Pillars

Specialized guided tours focusing on desert environment in Southern Israel, Sinai & Jordan.
Assaf Holzer  - Manager of the desert study center in Samar

Born in Tel Aviv in 1957

Academic studies:

  • M.A., Archaeology and Ancient Orient Studies – Tel Aviv University.
  • B.A., Archaeology and Ancient Orient Studies – Tel Aviv University.

Other studies & courses:

  • S.P.N.I (Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel)– guiding course.
  • Israel School of Tourism – Desert tour guides.
  • Israel School of Tourism – Tourist sites management.

Occupations and employment:

  • 1982 – 1983   Archaeological survey of Israel: Antiquity inspector.
  • 1983 – 1984   S.P.N.I – Eilat field school: Tour guide
  • 1992 – 1996   Israel Antiquities Authority: Antiquity inspector and Eilat & Eilot Deputy District Archaeologist.
  • 1996  Timna Park: Manager

Present occupation:

  • Manager, Desert Studies Center – Kibbutz Samar
  • Tourist project consultant
  • Archaeological projects: Consultation and execution
Ein Hevrona
Flamingos near Eilat
Flamingos near Eilat
Flamingos
The red Sea
Eilat Hotel on the beach
Timna
Copper in Timna
Coppermines
Coppermines in Timna
Coppermine today
The hidden lake between Samar and Eilat
Arava valley around Samar
Dom Palmes near Eilat
Geological formations
Timna from Har Berech
Between Shaharut and Beer Ora
Timna
Hai Bar near Samar
Hai Bar
Stone Engravings
Rock Engravings
The mushroom in Timna
Salomons Pillars
Salomons Pillars in the night
Cross Section Eilat

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Ending: Sunday, 29th October 2017, 02:00  o'clocks are turned backward 1 hour to 01:00, local standard time, instead.

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