From Jaffa Gate, visitors can walk south along Armenian Patriarchate Road to visit one of Jerusalem's unique ethnic ... More
From Jaffa Gate, visitors can walk south along Armenian Patriarchate Road to visit one of Jerusalem's unique ethnic communities. Armenians converted to Christianity in 301, and have always had a presence in Jerusalem, with a center at the Cathedral of Saint James. During World War I, the monastery took in hundreds of refugees fleeing the Turkish massacres. About 2,000 people now live in this quarter. The Mardigian Museum features Armenian history and culture, and nearby shops are selling the famous Armenian ceramics and unusual carved crosses. The Armenian cemetery (next to the unfinished cathedral) is believed by some to be the site of the High Priest Caiphas's house, where Jesus was questioned.
You must see it. But mostly if you can get someone to explain you history of that place.
Most of the tourists can not get far (old man at the gate will try to kick you out. But If you ask one of the monks to show you around It would be one of the most unforgettable experience you ever had
Jaffa Gate opens onto a plaza at the entrance to the Christian Quarter shopping area, as well as leading (on
the right) to the Armenian Quarter and Mount Zion. From here visitors can enter the Ramparts Walk for a ...
Enter this partial reconstruction of the "High Street" of late Roman Jerusalem near the Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter
. A number of columns have been restored, as well as buildings suggesting the form of Roman era shops. ...
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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