Jerusalem City is located in Israel, in the Middle East. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is known as the city of the King David in the Bible. The city was established in the fourth millennium BC. Many important sites were built in Jerusalem in the past, particularly the First Temple of Jerusalem.
Discover the beautiful remains of the past history of Jerusalem
- Western Wall or Wailing Wall is the only remains of the Temple of Jerusalem, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 BC. The Wall confirms the Israeli history, traditions and beliefs. The Western Wall is still a sacred place to Jewish people. In fact, it has become a place of prayer and lamentation for the Jewish. Visitors wedge small pieces of paper in which their prayers are written into the wall cracks with the hope for the Temple restauration. Every year, thousands of pilgrims come to the Old City of Jerusalem to lament for the destruction of their Temple in front of the Western Wall.
- The Tombs of the Sanhedrin were constructed in the 1st century AD, when the Temple of Jerusalem was reconstructed. They are located in the public park in Sanhedria, in the Northern and Eastern part of the Old City of Jerusalem. The tombs are made of rocks which were symmetrically cut and elaborately designed. The tombs belonged to the Sanhedrians, who were very wealthy Jewish people. In fact, Jewish have used those tombs for pilgrimage since the Medieval period.
- The Tomb of Benei Hezir is a rock-cut tomb. It is located in the Kidron Valley, Jerusalem. It was built at the time of the reconstruction of the Jewish Second Temple. It is located next to the Tomb of Zechariah. Both Hezir and Zechariah were important figures in the Hebrew Bible. The monument is a place of pilgrimage for the Jewish.
- The Second Temple (530 BCE – 70 CE) is located at the Herodian Temple Mount, Jerusalem. It was reconstructed by Zerubbabel to replace Solomon's Temple, and was renovated by Herod the Great. Yet, it was destroyed in 70 CE. The Second Temple ruins are open for tourists. The archaeological site features stones thrown by the Roman soldiers in 70 CE, stairways to the Temple, and other fascinating ruins.
- Calvary or Golgotha is where Jesus was crucified. It is located just outside Jerusalem's Wall of Lamentation. The site is now home to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
- Damascus Gate gives access to the Old City of Jerusalem. It is located in the Northwest side of the city of Jerusalem, on the corner of the Arab marketplace in the Muslim Quarter.
There is still more to visit at the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Old City of Jerusalem is such a fascinating place to see because of its rich cultural and historical heritage. Jerusalem is home to many excellent hotels if you are looking for an accommodation during your stay there.
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