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... wrong direction, we eventually made it there were there was a German and a Peruvian doctor who joined us. The Peruvian didn't speak a word of English and my Spanish was somewhat limited to profanities and asking for a table for five people at a restaurant and a beer. The flat was tiny but there was something warming about sitting around a card table in his bedroom using a miscellaneous assortment of sitting facilities. I made ...
... desert. There is a beautiful walk through to the tombs, with stone walling, a winding paths and vegetation suited to the dry area. It is quite high where the tombs are, but the distant view was shrouded in dust. Just below us on the hillside was a herd of Ibex, munching on the sparse vegetation. The tombs are very plain, side by side in this peaceful area. It is the custom to put a small stone on a tomb, as a mark of respect, so I chose ...
... guess what? A mushroom! Ha-ha. The day is pretty hot at this point (how did I manage to live in Venezuela for 30 years?), so is a good thing we get out of the bus just for few minutes then we jump back to it, with air conditioner. Another interesting thing to see here is the Smelting Furnace. An ancient copper-smelting furnace from the Egyptian period at Timna. We also saw The Miners Temple and The Solomon's Pillars. The pillars are not man made and apparently are related ...
... comparatively excellent for growing the crops necessary to the trade and commerce of the Shephelah and Coastal Plain.
Before we even got out of the bus, we all knew something was very wrong with the site of Gezer. It looked like an old mine-field—that is, from an arcaheological standpoint. Two archeologists, Blissen and McAllister, basically destroyed the city before archeological practices became standardized. They dug trenches ...
... a steep dirt track to get to the best vantage point. Fortunately Yossi has a 4-wheel drive, which got us there with ease, even if somewhat shaken about. We then took the hour-long drive home, first passing the highly secret Dimona nuclear research facility, and then past large numbers of legal and illegal Bedouin settlements before we got back to Omer. Shortly after, Yossi's cousin Dorit arrived from Tel Aviv airport, having just flown in from Geneva, ...