The Cardo Maximus (or Cardo), located in the Jewish Quarter of #Jerusalem, features excavated ruins of the main thoroughfare established in the 6th Century (Byzantine period). Today, a section of the Cardo, built over the original, serves as a shopping center, much as it did in ancient times.
Photo by Bobby Adams
#Gethsemane in Hebrew means oil press and oil is still pressed from the fruit of the centuries-old olive trees that stand there today.
Photo: Garden of Gethsemane - believed to be the location mentioned in the New Testament where #Jesus and his disciples went to pray after the Last Supper and where Jesus was later arrested by the Romans.
Happy Passover to all of our Jewish friends who are celebrating.
Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims congregate at the Western Wall during Passover for the Birkat Kohanim, meaning "Priestly Blessing".
Palm Sunday today in #Jerusalem
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Popularly referred to as the Tower of David, the Jerusalem Citadel is a fortress with archaeological findings spanning nearly 3,000 years. Located near the Jaffa Gate, the Citadel was partially destroyed and rebuilt multiple times during its history. Two of its most prominent features are the Phaesal Tower, built by Herod in the 1st Century BC/BCE, and the Minaret of the Mosque, also known as the Tower of David, which was built by Turkish rulers in the 17th century. Despite its namesake, the Citadel and the Minaret have no connection to King David.