Saturday, March 12, 2011


Proof that you can't ever underestimate the creativeness of American boys for mischief.
When considering all the brilliant, devious minds we had in high school,  I don't know how we missed doing this.

At a high school in Montana , a group of students played a prank.
They let three goats loose inside the school.  But before turning them loose, they painted numbers on the sides of the goats:  1, 2, and 4.

School Administrators spent the rest of the day looking for No. 3

Monday, March 7, 2011

Scarab Seals found in Ashkelon

Here is a display of Scarab Seals found during the dig in 1999. In this picture the seals are mounted on glass above the mirror so observers can see both the top and the bottom at once.

The Egyptians invented the Scarab seals and used them to impress their seal on documents and clay seals for locking boxes and doors. Some of these seals are egyptian and some are Canaanite. Egypt often conquered Ashkelon and then the Canaanites there copied the ways of the Egyptians.

As the Scarab was considered sacred its image was used on the top of the seal and the owners cartouche was the seal on the bottom.   They looked like the cartouche of my name on the banner of this blog.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Ceasarea Aqueduct

King Herod the Great built this aqueduct and two others to supply water to Ceasarea. 
He built Ceasarea as a place for the Romans to live in Israel.