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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: PYRAMIDS AT GIZA

GIZA PYRAMIDS AND SPHINXI never really believed that I’d get to see the pyramids and the sphinx at Giza!  But, I did and I’ve also been blessed enough to see Stonehenge, Newgrange, Jerusalem, the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Giant’s Causeway, etc…………….  One of the things that amazed me about the pyramids at Giza was how close to the congested city of Cairo they are.  The sky here in this image is blue and cloudless.  If I showed you the picture I took when I turned 180 degrees, all that would be seen is an enormous cityscape capped with smog.  But, still, it’s EGYPT!!!!

 

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: JERUSALEM

JERUSALEM

Jerusalem…………the home of the 3 monotheistic religions:  Judaism, Christianity and Islam…truly a holy city.  And Bethlehem is only about 8 miles away.  Merry Christmas, my friends.

 

Copyright 2013            Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: CAESEREA, ISRAEL

CAESAREA, ISRAEL

Caesarea Maritima was most likely built on the remains of Statonospyrgos (likely Tower of Staton of Sidon).  In 90 BCE, it passed into Roman hands and, in 22 BCE, Herod the Great began to develop it as a deep water port and major trading center.  It’s located on the Israeli coastal plain, halfway between Haifa and Tel Aviv.  Herod also built himself a great seaside palace, complete with freshwater swimming pool….the remains of which are seen here.  The fresh water was carried via aqueducts from the mountains.  And we all thought infinity pools were the latest thing!

Copyright 2013                                    Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: QUMRAN, ISRAEL

                                                           CAVE AT QUMRAN, ISRAEL, WHERE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE FOUND

Copyright 2007 Mary Jane E Clark

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