This is Masada, one of Israels most important historic sites, the desert fortress was built over 2000 years ago by King Herod and became a symbol of the Jewish struggle for freedom.
During the Pit Stop rest period teams recorded messages for their friends back home, they must carry the memory cards with them for this leg of the race.
Matt and Tom, Jeff and Luke recorded at the Mosada, N/T and S/R recorded at the Pit Stop hotel.
Tom and Matt depart at 6:31 AM inside the Mosada.
Search King Herods Winter Palace for the next clue.
Matt and Tom will approach the leg as if they're last anyway.
Jeff and Luke depart 7:15 AM
The margin for error is getting smaller, according to Luke.
Matt and Tom's assesment of the castle- "Old."
It looks like teams have not been led by the nose where the winter palace is, both teams are having some troubles in their search, but Matt and Tom have got their clue.
Drive yourself to the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered to find your next clue (I like that clue a lot)
N/T depart at 7:56 AM
Jeff wants to leave his pack at the top, Luke says no, but Luke is happy to carry it for him. They've found the clue.
Matt and Tom are at a border crossing and Matt mentions that its for the West Bank.
Matt: "God's country"
Tom: "We come from God's country, we're from Australia"
Jeff and Luke have given N/T their map and marked it with the spot required. Nathan and Tyler are having a good clueless wander.
M/T arrive at clue- ROADBLOCK- Who is lost in translation
Chosen team member must translate a hebrew scroll to receive the next clue- The scrolls read right to left, as is normal for Hebrew.
S/R depart 8:28 AM
Sam and Renae will use every bit of push they have in their bodies to make it through to the top three.
Tom has his scroll and is starting to translate- He has a key of hebrew letters and a scroll with the text on it. Tom enjoys SuDoKu and crossword puzzles, so he hopes that will help.
N/T have their clue and are driving to the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls are- They have no clue where that is.
Matt is having a nap in the sun while Tom does the task- He's justifying it by "being quiet and letting him concentrate"
S/R are now looking for "King Herald's Winter Palace"
Tom has figured it out- "Send a message to your loved ones at the main post office at your next destination- Jerusalem"
Teams must take a taxi to Jerusalem's main post office and send the message before they can get their next clue.
Sam and Renae are stuck on the top level and haven't moved down yet like every other team did immediately.
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