07 May 2011
Salalah, Oman, UAE
The only reason we left the ship today was to visit Job’s tomb. His story, told in the Old Testament, is of a man who keeps having terrible things happen to him, but he never looses his faith.
Job is a prophet to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. Each has its own twist on his story.
He was known to be a very big man. If nothing else, that fits with the footprint that looked to be about a size 20.
Oman succession – The Sultan has no children and no plans for any.
He divorced his wife years ago, and is generally considered to be gay. (Our guide claimed that he has two wives). Probably a male child of one of his three sisters will take over.
Trivia – Butter cannot be made from camel milk because it does not contain enough fat.