Local time at Horbat Omrit, Israel

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Day 19

Here's a photo that gives you a little geography of the site.

In the upper left, next to the "2nd breakfast" tree is the temple, or rather multiple temples. Down to where the tent is located ran the colonnaded way, with big pillars, that was the entrance. Down to where there is green is a slope to a dry creek bed, a wadi. Where I am standing is up the other side of the wadi. One assumes there was a small bridge across the wadi.

Also it is assumed that I am standing where the main east-west road from the Mediterranean around to Damascus ran, it being perpendicular to the temple entrance road. There is a lot of digging going on trying to find that road. No definite success so far.

Here's a reconstruction of the temple from the far side looking down towards the wadi. The main road would run parallel to, and near, the top of the picture.

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