Yadis Ibn Khaldoun
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- Free parking
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... project dates from Hadrianic times. Its chief function was to supply water for the sprawling Antonine Baths that we visited. Passed on the 'number question' to Cora; she laughed.
The Temple des Eaux is semi-circular. It has twenty-four arches, twelve of which had niches for the months of the Roman calendar. We would visit existing sections of it later.
The place has a bit of a carnival atmosphere. There were popcorn and candy floss vendors. The latter ...
... on the terrace for a bit. Checked out the news and email. Downloaded the pix and sent the best of the five kids to the oldest boy. Pounded on the keys until after 1930, having to consider dinner soon.
Caught some BBC News and finished off a Quote-acrostic. Decided to bag dinner out, having some nibblies instead. Readied things for the hotel transfer tomorrow. May walk over on new roads to see more of the city.
Called it a day around 2200.
... that resulted in large stones to strengthen walls of smaller stones. (Sounds simple enough, but it was apparently a revolutionary technique.)
As we got out of the car, the imposing and impressive Capitole came into view on my left and straight ahead was the enormous 3,500 seat theater. After a lecture from my earnest guide about the site, we set off first to check out the theater, which was built in 188 AD and contained 19 tiers. The cool part was that when I ...
... sitting up on a hillside. The two villas lower on the hillside were not particularly exciting ruins although I was able to see the size of the villas (and they really were rather huge). However, the third villa, Villa of the Aviary, was at the top of a long switchback road made of typical Roman stones. Once we got to the top, it was very impressive. Huge mosaics with birds and animals remained on the floors with colours clearly visible. And the view in the bright sunshine ...
... a wonderful cultural experience and brought out the best that a website like Couch Surfing can do. In a world where the media portrays a tense relationship between Muslims and the West, here I was in a relatively strict Muslim country hanging out with guys as if they were my best mates. No prejudice from either side and just being normal people wanting to learn how others live. It was a trip that will live in the memory forever, and gave me friends who I am still in contact with ...