We started the day going to the Temple Mount. It is under Palestinian control and they don’t allow any bibles or other signs of religions not Islam. Something that I didn’t know was that Herod, when he wanted to build the Temple, raised the slope of the mount to create a flat area so he could build a large Temple complex. He built arches to remove the slope and covered them. The result was the flat floor of the Temple Mount.
Many of the stones of the surface are original to the time of Herod.
Masada and the Dead Sea are on th3e docket for tomorrow. I'm looking forward to floating in the salty water. Right now all I want to do is have supper and go to sleep.