Over the rest of the summer, I shall be sharing some pictures and posts on a trip Ann and I led to Jordan, Israel, and Greece, certainly one of the best trips ever for us. It was unbelievably hot in Jordan (Petra 114F), and in Israel (Qumran 120F), but pleasant in Greece. We traveled like the Biblical story moving from East to West, looking into the promised land from Mt. Nebo, and then entering across the Jordan, then exploring Jordan, and then the Pauline sites in Greece. We were gone from May 15th- June 3rd and I believe a good time was had by all.
First they would make a clay model of a statue, then working with bronze which is malleable they would shape the statue with attachments so that when they fired it, it could be put into the fire and then extracted without damage to the statue.