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Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

The black-and-yellow-spotted Yellowhammer (Emberiza Citrinella) is one of Israel’s most beautiful birds. This gorgeous bird inspired several poems, including “The Yellowhammer’s Nest” by John Clare. The melody of its song influenced the compositions of Beethoven.

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kings highway

King’s Highway

The King’s Highway was a trade route from Egypt across the Sinai Peninsula to Aqaba, north to Damascus and the Euphrates River. The modern highways 35 and 15 follow this route across Jordan from Aqaba to Irbid.

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Ketohnet 291

Shirts?

Right. In 871 BC, the closest thing to a modern shirt was the כֻּתֹּנֶת keh-TOH-net. Most hung from neck to ankles and buttoned at the throat. These drawings below from an Egyptian tomb show people from the East — perhaps the Middle East — entering Egypt about 1900 BC. Notice how the outer garment serves […]

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