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In a bid for relevancy of any sort, Arabia lays siege to Jericho. The desert location offers a lovely look at the Walls of Jericho, which King David will be relying on here. It's hard to see how this is good news for Israel, even if it's been a bit of a slow-motion offensive from Arabia.

Note, at left, the totally deserted Ayyubid interior. Ethiopia's passivity is one of the great mysteries of the game. Saving it for Der Boer?