In traveling in southeast Turkey, on the road from Van to Batman, we had the occasion to stop and visit with a family doing some roof repair on their house.
Ferrell Jenkins is pointing to the layer of wood that runs across the entire course of the wall. This is functional: the area is prone to earthquakes, and the wood act as a sort of “shock absorber” to help stabilize the house in the event of tremors.
The folks here seemed pleased that we stopped by for a few minutes. I guess one could observe that kids don’t have to have a lot in order to be happy.
Dung-cakes were nearby to the side of the house. Such is commonly used as fuel for the fire.
There is no way to “plan” on moments like this during a trip to biblical lands. But such are among the interesting and pleasant memories.
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