I got sick in Damascus once but didn't get it 100% taken care of until six months later. The doctor told me that I had a bug with a name about 10 inches long. He gave me medicine for it...and MY HUSBAND had to take the medicine too because that particular dysentery was sexually transmittable.
I was convinced that for those folks who survived the bugs of the middle east, NOTHING short of a silver bullet will kill them. Yuck. What a place Jesus chose to be born in...the middle east. Yuck.
“and MY HUSBAND had to take the medicine too because that particular dysentery was sexually transmittable.”
Ha, I would have been safe for at least 3-4 months!...
What a place Jesus chose to be born in...the middle east.
Well, I am thinking that it has more to do with the backward cultures of many who have inhabited the area since. After all, the lands that the Crusaders came from wound up advancing in terms of hygiene.
When I looked at that beautifully preserved toilet I thought about how advanced it is compared to elimination practices still in use in many places in the world.