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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:40 a.m.
Sunset (local): 4:55 p.m.
55°F steady rain
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1592 mi / 2564 km
Lat: 31° 47' 56" N
Lon: 35° 08' 37" E
Elev: 2792 ft / 851 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Jerusalem visit the World Heritage Site page visit the World Heritage City page click to view a map
Where We're Staying: once again, we are divided into two groups and staying with Beni and Esther van Vlymen, and Yefim and Nona Manusov
Places We Visited: Temple Mount / Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque, city ramparts, Tower of David Museum, Ministry of Tourism, Israel Museum (Dead Sea Scrolls and other exhibits)
Featured Site: Mount Moriah
Person of the Day: King Herod the Great
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: humus
Breakfast: bread and cheese, green salad, guacamole, oatmeal, mini cheese pastries
Lunch: pita bread, plates of humus and tahina, moussaka, and rice and beans
Dinner: bread and butter and cheese, potato salad, beet salad, vegetable soup, cookies
Olive Count: 1364
Word of the Day: B'vakasha click to hear an audio clip means "you're welcome" (as in what you say in response to a "thank you") in Hebrew.
Tech Fact of the Day: BCE, which means "before the common (or Christian) era" is the terminology used by many people as a substitute for BC, which means "before Christ"; CE or "common (Christian) era" replaces AD ("anno domini").
Flat Count (Cumulative): 4
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 22
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