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Bruce how would you eulogize me?

By |2018-05-13T14:27:11+03:00Sunday,13 May , 2018|Categories: News|

By: Aaron Epstein A while ago Bruce contacted me and asked me to assist in locating a grave at the Mount of Olives. I did so. He then asked me to escort him to the grave and show him exactly where the grave is located. It was [...]

Emek Tzurim

By |2017-08-28T16:09:14+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|Tags: , |

Emek Tzurim The Emek Tzurim Park lies in the upper reaches of the Kidron Valley, to the north-east of the Old City wall. The park covers an area of 170,000 sq. m. (42 acres) and is part of the National Park around the walls [...]

The Golden Gate

By |2017-08-28T16:11:23+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|Tags: , |

The Golden Gate The Golden Gate (called the Gate of Mercy in Hebrew) is situated in the eastern wall of the Temple Mount, opposite the Mount of Olives. The gate has two openings and they have both been blocked off for many y [...]

The Temple Mount

By |2017-04-25T16:21:20+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

The Temple Mount The huge complex, which has at its centre today the Dome of the Rock mosque, is the Temple Mount, a part of whose massive walls can still be seen surrounding the area. This complex was constructed by King He [...]

The Jewish Quarter

By |2017-04-25T13:36:09+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

The Jewish Quarter From the time of the destruction of the Second Temple, Jewish settlement in the Old City moved from place to place, until some 600 years ago, it took root in the area where it is today. At the beginning on [...]

Southern Wall Excavations

By |2017-04-25T13:26:12+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

Southern Wall Excavations In these excavations, that are close to the Herodian southern wall of the Temple Mount, many findings from the Second Temple Period have been made. The magnificent street of shops under Robinson's A [...]

The Kidron Valley Tombs

By |2017-04-25T13:23:48+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

The Kidron Valley Tombs The tombstones in the Kidron Valley – The Absalom Monument, Zechariah's Tomb and The Tomb of Bene Hezir At the bottom of the Mount of Olives, close to the bed of the Kidron Valley, are a number of ext [...]

Mount Zion

By |2017-04-25T12:43:30+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

Mount Zion Mount Zion reaches a height of 765 metres above sea level and at its summit, according to popular tradition lies the grave of King David. In the Byzantine Period this western hill of Jerusalem began to be called b [...]

The City of David

By |2017-04-25T12:33:36+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

The City of David The City of David is the ancient core of biblical Jerusalem. On the long hill coming down from the Temple Mount lies the Jebusite town in which David chose to establish the capital of the tribes of Israel. [...]

Armon Hanatziv Hills

By |2017-05-08T20:06:07+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

ן Armon Hanatziv Hills The Armon Hanatziv Hills lie to the south of the Old City and their summit is some 800 metres above sea level. The hills are called after the Mansion House of British High Commissioner that was built th [...]

The Jewish Cemetery

By |2017-08-28T16:26:20+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|Tags: |

The Jewish Cemetery The ancient and most important cemetery in Jerusalem is on the Mount of Olives. The Mount was used a burial ground of the Jews of Jerusalem from as far back as the days of the First Temple, and continues [...]

The Kidron Valley

By |2017-04-25T12:26:33+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

The Kidron Valley The Kidron Valley has always served as the eastern geographic and municipal border of the City of David and Jerusalem. The Kidron Valley begins in the Sanhedria Neighbourhood and finishes its journey by run [...]

The Gihon Spring

By |2017-05-08T20:02:24+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

The Gihon Spring The Gihon Spring is a karstic spring that stems from a slope going down to the City of David and constituted a main water source of the city from its first beginnings. In the past the spring's water alternat [...]

The Lions’ Gate

By |2017-04-25T16:54:28+03:00Tuesday,25 April , 2017|Categories: travel|

The Lions' Gate The Lions' Gate is the name of one the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. This gate was built between 1538-1539 and is located in the north-eastern part of the wall of the Old City, in the area of the Muslim [...]

Carved Stone

By |2016-12-15T13:47:53+03:00Wednesday,2 March , 2016|Categories: Temple Mount Artifacts|

  Piece of Stone This piece of stone, which is so small you can hold it in the palm of your hand, was once part of a huge, magnificent structure. During the period when it was constructed, ancient Palestine’s architects [...]

Roman Goat Figurine

By |2016-12-15T13:34:29+03:00Wednesday,2 March , 2016|Categories: Temple Mount Artifacts|

Goat Head One of the most beautiful archaeological finds discovered in the Temple Mount Sifting  Project is a clay statuette in the form of a goat’s head. The statuette is made of a pale, cream colored clay. Despite its tiny [...]

Bulla

By |2016-12-15T13:29:05+03:00Monday,15 February , 2016|Categories: Temple Mount Artifacts|

Bulla One of the most exciting and significant archaeological findings discovered at Emek Tzurim is the bulla (seal impression) of Gedaliah, son of Pashur.   What is a bulla (seal impression)?   Anyone who has ever [...]

Rhodian Seal

By |2016-12-15T13:53:35+03:00Wednesday,27 January , 2016|Categories: Temple Mount Artifacts|

Rhodian Seal A unique archaeological find from the Temple Mount that dates from the reign of Antiochus, the seal stamped on the handle of a wine amphora is direct evidence of Greek rule in the area. The find was discovered a [...]

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