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Basking in the sun

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This one is from June 2010, taken at the hippodrome of Caesaria, Israel. The 2000 years old hippodrome was built by Herod for the Roman chariot races.

The seats at the opposite ends of the hippodrome were reserved for the king and nobility, since this was where the chariots made sharp turns and were more likely to crash, causing splinters and blood to spray everywhere, which, naturally, was the most exciting part of the races.

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