Pinsteps. Temple mount and Mount of Olives observing point, Old City of Jerusalem

Let’s learn what to see from this exciting observing point. On the left side of the high wall, a retaining wall of the Temple Mount, a mountain with thousands of tombstones protrudes. This mount is the Mount of Olives with the ancient and great cemetery of Jerusalem. This mountain separates the city from the Judean Desert. From there, according to tradition, the Messiah will come to the town. And when the Messiah comes, everyone will be resurrected and will stand before Him to be judged. It follows, therefore, that the first will be those buried on the Mount of Olives. We are joking. The truth is a practice in the perspective of times. The Mount of Olives has always been essential. Evidence of a tradition of burying the dead on the mountain is almost 3000 years old, and this custom is still in force.


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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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