The archaeological site on Mount Gerizim has re-opened, 12 years after political conditions hindered tourists from visiting the area.
A new drainage system in Giza has some hydrologists concerned that the erosion of bedrock could cause the Sphinx to collapse.
A complaint has been lodged with Israeli police over the building material and scaffolding placed on the “rock” of the Dome of the Rock.
Several readers have asked recently about the “HT” that is often at the end of a post. Wikipedia provides a concise explanation:
In the 2000s, the term "hat tip" (often abbreviated to "HT" or "h/t") rose to prominence in the blogosphere to acknowledge someone who has made a significant contribution toward an effort, or someone who drew attention to something new or interesting. It is considered good netiquette when sharing a link or news item to give a hat tip to the person from whom you learned of the item.
HT: Jack Sasson, Joseph Lauer
Archaeological site on Mount Gerizim, looking north