Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Main attractions for this trip were ‘The Jerusalem Archaeological Park' and 'The City of David'. It takes volumes to write about these sites and hence it will be better to attach some online links to fetch you details in a more extensive and enjoyable way. One thing I can assure you: if you are in
The schedule goes as follows:
5.30 am/Metropolin 60/Sede Boker
6.20 am/Egged 446/Beer Sheva
8.30 am/ Egged 1/ Jerusalem Central Bus station to City of David, Old City by 9.00 am.
1.30 pm took a taxi from
4.00 pm/Metropolin 60/ Beer Sheva
Sede Boker at 4.45 pm.
It is an amazing site that takes you to almost 5000 years of
This whole area located on the southern side of the temple mount was referred in the Bible as the "Ophel" (II Chronicles 27:3, 33:14, Nehemiah 3:26, 27, 11: 21 and Micah 4:8). The southern wall of the temple mount was fortified and built from Herod the Great (37 BC - 4BC). However, the magnificent temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD, leaving most of Herod's second temple in rubble. Today, the whole area is under Jerusalem Archaeological Park and remains of the temple lie scattered abundantly inside the park.
After purchasing tickets, you can go to the