Pinsteps. The Bathsheba restaurant courtyard, Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

In the courtyard, there is a small restaurant Bathsheba, where you can have a good time. Photos of the city are hung along the walls. Some mythological photographer took them at the end of the 19th century. He had a studio in one of the rooms of the hotel complex. Tradition says that at the ceremony of handing over the city's keys from the mufti of Jerusalem to the English soldiers in 1918, this photographer was present and captured the event. However, General Allenby, offended that the city was handed over to some soldiers instead of his honor, withdrew negatives, appointed a magnificent parade, and no one else talked about the soldiers. In the middle of the courtyard stands a fragment of an ancient column with an inscription on it. Constructors of the hotel found the pillar and were surprised to discover that the description mentions the tenth Roman legion, which destroyed the city and the temple of Jerusalem almost 2,000 years ago.

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Jerusalem Old City Holy Sepulcher and Wailing Wall

The trip takes us from the Jaffa Gate through the Christian Quarter to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After that, we will visit Golgotha, the stone of anointing, burial, and resurrection, St. Helena Chapel - the site where the Holy cross was found. Further, the route passes through Muristan to the Jewish Quarter, Kardo Street, excavations of the walls of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus, the mosaic of Madaba, the Hurva Synagogue, the Menorah, the panorama of the Olive and Temple Mountains, the Wailing Wall. Finally, we return to the Jaffa Gate through the Muslim Quarter, the monuments of the Mamluk architecture, and the street of David.

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