This fortress-like church with its conical dome was dedicated in 1910 by German Benedictines. It lies above the remains of ... More
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" of the Virgin Mary. In the crypt, under the dome of Mary's shrine there is the mosaic of Christ surrounded by the biblical women Eve, Sarah, Miriam, Esther, Yael, and Judith. The main sanctuary is graced with beautiful side altars, and a magnificent mosaic floor.
From the Dung Gate, a broad new promenade circles around the walls of the Old City and overlooks this valley
and cemetery. A staircase leads down into the valley and enables one to cross it to the base of ...
The Museum on the Seam was established in 1999 and is housed in a building that served as a military
post. It is a socio political contemporary art museum featuring changing exhibitions that raise awareness for controversial social issues. ...
The British General Gordon visited Jerusalem in 1883 and was convinced this was the true tomb of Christ, especially since
it sits on a skull like rocky ledge outside the Old City walls. Most historians now believe the tomb ...
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