An ancient Christian tradition says that Mary, the mother of Jesus, fell into an eternal sleep and was taken into heaven from ... More
Tomb of the Virgin Mary
An ancient Christian tradition says that Mary, the mother of Jesus, fell into an eternal sleep and was taken into heaven from her tomb. The second century manuscript, "Transitus Mariae" records legends of her funeral. The tomb itself dates from the first century, and several Christian churches have been built, destroyed and rebuilt on this site. The present facade is from the Crusader period. A wide staircase descends 50 steps to the dark crypt. Along its sides are tombs of Queen Melisende (d. 1161) and a chapel dedicated to Anna and Joachim, the parents of Mary.
This colorful store includes the work of a dozen of Jerusalem's finest ceramic artists. The art is modern with bright,
fun filled and Israeli influenced designs. Choose from bowls, dishes, vases, mirrors and lamps and lapel pins. In addition, ...
This fortress like church with its conical dome was dedicated in 1910 by German Benedictines. It lies above the remains
of the fourth century Hagia Sion and the 11th century Franciscan Church of the Dormition, commemorating the "falling asleep" ...
This is the stop for travel advice. At the back of the outdoor gear shop you will find a bookstore
filled with books on every country and city around the world, including Israel. There are road and hiking maps ...
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