“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints” ~Wilfred Peterson
A beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea
Herod the Great acquired the site of this former Phoenician naval harbor in 30 BC. He built a palace, hippodrome and coliseum. As I understand it he was also the first to use concrete for the first time to build underwater breakwaters. It's an interesting place to visit and a testament to what can be built when you have the money to do so. This site was dedicated in honor of his patron Caesar Augustus.
A tour of the Holy Land is a magnificent experience. It is difficult to tell you all I've seen in the last 4 days. There is so much history, religious and secular, that I'm not surprised there have been so many books written about it. There will be ore later!
Thanks be to God!