Tower of David Museum


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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 the reign of Hezekiah. Afterwards, the Hasmonean kings fortified it with a large wall, which Josephus records as the First Wall. Herod added to the fortifications, and afterwards the site was used for some military purpose for most of it’s existence; it has been a Roman barracks and a garrison for Turkish troops, as well as being destroyed and rebuilt by the Mamluks. The Crusaders were the first to call it the Tower of David. Now it is a museum, with a history of the city of Jerusalem and an archaeological garden.

More information:
//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_David
//www.towerofdavid.org.il/English/ The_Museum/ About_the_Museum

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Tower of David

Tower of David
by Wayne McLean, via Wikimedia Commons

 
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