Tagged: Day 10

Jerusalem

About: Jerusalem, the current capital of Israel, is located in southern half of Israel west of North end of the Dead Sea. Jerusalem has been the center of Israelite religious life since the first temple...

Tower of David Museum

About: The Tower of David is a citadel on the Western Hill of Jerusalem. Although it may have originally been built by David and his son Solomon, major fortifications probably did not occur til...

Mt. Scopus

About: Mount Scopus is one of the hills near Jerusalem, and has been a strategic location from which to attack the city since ancient times. It overlooks the entire city, which gives it the...

Mount of Olives

About: The Mount of Olives, named for the many olive groves which were once present on its slopes, is the middle of three mountain peaks east of the city of Jerusalem. Mount Scopus is...

Dominus Flevit

About: The Dominus Flevit is a Roman Catholic church which stands on the Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem. Dominus Flevit is Latin for “The LORD wept,” and it commemorates the events in Luke 19:37-44...

Church of All Nations

About: The Church of All Nations is a Roman Catholic church built in 1924 over the remains of two earlier churches.  It is called the Church of All Nations because of the many countries...

Temple Mount Southern Wall

About: The southern wall of the Temple Mount was originally made by Herod to expand the Temple Mount southwards on to the Ophel. It stands at approximately 922 feet in length, easily visible from...

Wailing Wall

About: The Western, or Wailing Wall is located in the Old City of Jerusalem at the foot of the western side of the Temple Mount. It is a ruined piece of a wall that...

Temple Mount

About: The Temple Mount is the site in Jerusalem where the Temple originally stood, and it is considered the holiest site of Judaism. It is a widely contested area, as the Muslims also claim...

Fortress Antonia

About: The Fortress Antonia was a military barracks built around 19 BC by Herod the Great in Jerusalem, named after Herod’s patron Mark Antony. The fortress was built on the northeastern side of the...