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The Tomb of the High Priest Annas? Part 1 of 2 — The Exterior

One of the most richly decorated tombs from the Second Temple Period is located on the southern slope of the junction of the Kidron and Hinnom Valleys. 308 more words

Places In Israel

Euro Tour Day 2 - Warsaw

The first blog post introducing this adventure headlined “Running Like We’re on Fire”.  I stand corrected, it should have read WALKNG like we’re on fire!  868 more words

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Terre Haute, Egyptian Style

After the French and British occupations of Egypt, there was a renewed interest in Egyptian architecture and symbolism in America. The evidence of the influence of Egyptian design can be found in nearly every American cemetery, especially large urban cemeteries. 692 more words

Symbolism

Cemeteries and Libations: Adventures in New Orleans

A few days ago I returned from a wonderful, sweltering New Orleans trip with my best friend. It was our first time in the colorful city, and I felt its magic; a palimpsest of histories, of religions; of spices and libations. 819 more words

Death And Mourning

Flash Fiction: Unwelcome

Yet another post inspired by Chuck Wendig’s weekly challenges. I took the “three-sentence challenge” and decided to push it a little bit; I have used five sentences from those provided, and included a modified version of a sixth. 2,039 more words

Stories

One Grave In Every Necropolis Belongs To The Ghouls

Glasgow, cloudy with a chance of meatballs, and the sun shining from one side.  We amble from great gothic Glasgow Cathedral up the epic hill where every prominent citizen’s family & friends apparently competed for giant tombstones, garish monuments, stone remembrances. 34 more words

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