Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Now for something a little nicer

Admittedly, that last post was a little on the harsh side.

But this, on the other hand, is quite cool:

RAMAT RACHEL, Israel (Reuters) - Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering Persians to turn the desert into a paradise.

Cool that something like that was used continually for centuries, and we are just finding out about it today.

For centuries water supplies have been one of the most sensitive issues in the Middle East, where most of the region is desert.

I wonder if it was destroyed/rendered un-useable in ad 70 when the Roman army sieged Jerusalem.