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  • City of David

    1. City of David

    Silwan | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Lying just south of today's Old City walls, the City of David was the very core of Old Testament Jerusalem, built more than four millennia ago...Read More

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  • 2. Herodian Quarter/Wohl Archaeological Museum

    Jewish Quarter | Museum/Gallery

    Excavations in the 1970s exposed the Jewish Quarter's most visually interesting site: the remains of sumptuous mansions from the late Second...Read More

  • Tower of David Museum

    3. Tower of David Museum

    Jaffa Gate | Museum/Gallery

    Many visitors find this museum invaluable in mapping Jerusalem's often-confusing historical byways. Housed in a series of medieval halls, known...Read More

    Tower of David Museum
  • 4. Western Wall

    Jewish Quarter | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Judaism is more a religion of time than of place. Historically, Jews have tended to emphasize the significance of an important event rather...Read More

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  • 5. Broad Wall

    Jewish Quarter | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The discovery in the 1970s of the massive 23-foot-thick foundations of an Old Testament city wall was hailed as one of the most important...Read More

  • 6. Burnt House

    Jewish Quarter | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    We could almost smell the burning and feel the heat of the flames," wrote archaeologist Nahman Avigad, whose team uncovered evidence of the...Read More

  • 7. Cardo

    Jewish Quarter | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Today it's known for shopping, but the Cardo has a long history. In AD 135, the Roman emperor Hadrian built his town of Aelia Capitolina on...Read More

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  • 8. Ecce Homo Convent of the Sisters of Zion

    Muslim Quarter | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The arch that crosses the Via Dolorosa, just beyond Station II, and continues into the chapel of the adjacent convent, was once thought to have...Read More

  • 9. Garden Tomb

    East Jerusalem | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A beautifully tended English-style country garden makes this an island of tranquillity in the hurly-burly of East Jerusalem. What Christian...Read More

  • 10. Hinnom Valley

    Mount Zion | Museum/Gallery

    A few minutes from the Jaffa Gate is the deep Hinnom Valley, which offers some fine views of Mount Zion and the Old City walls. The area achieved...Read More

  • 11. Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center

    Jewish Quarter | Museum/Gallery

    Though strictly speaking outside the Jewish Quarter, this site is related to it historically, and is often visited at the same time. A gold...Read More

  • 12. Kidron Valley

    Kidron Valley | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    This deep valley separates the Old City and the City of David from the high ridge of the Mount of Olives and the Arab neighborhood of Silwan...Read More

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  • 13. Pools of Bethesda and Church of St. Anne

    Muslim Quarter | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The transition is sudden and complete, from the raucous cobbled streets and persistent vendors to the pepper trees, flower beds, and birdsong...Read More

  • 14. Western Wall Tunnel

    Jewish Quarter | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The long tunnel beyond the men's side of the Western Wall is not a rediscovered ancient thoroughfare, but was deliberately dug in recent years...Read More

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