Event Temple Mount - guided tour
Temple Mount - guided tour
- Date: 18 , May 2012, Friday
- Time: 08:00
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A tour will explore archelogical excavation in the area of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The tour is conducted in Russian.
An excursion to the Temple Mount, which will give you a unique opportunity to discover that the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) is not the only part that remains of the Jerusalem Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. As it turns out, apart from the Wailing Wall, the Eastern Wall still remains, as well as secret underground tunnels, ritual baths (mikvas), the all-accessible steps, which people used to walk up to the Huldah Gates, and much, much more…
The tour guide will be Michael Korol, a well-known culturologist and explorer of Jerusalem. The basic price of the excursion is 50 shekels, with an additional (optional) price for entering the ancient tunnels that run from the City of David to the South and West walls of the Temple Mount and for visiting the archeological digs within the David Centre (an important part of the excursion).
The group will leave Tel Aviv at 8:00 am, from Gesher Theatre (mitham Noga) in Yafo.
For those living in Jerusalem, or those wanting to get there independently, the meeting point is by the Dung Gate of the Old City at 9:00 am.
From there the group will go the City of David, the South and West Walls, the excavations in the Davidson Centre (an optional part because of the additional fee). For those, who will not visit the City of David and Davidson Centre, the meeting point is by the Dung Gate at 11:30am. Please be in touch with the coordinator.
From 11:30am to 2:00pm the group will tour the Small Kotel and the Eastern Wall of the Temple Mount. The tour will finish at the same spot it started, by the Dung Gate, at 2:00pm.
The coordinator is Victor, phone: 0545790810.
IT IS PREFERABLE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE, by writing on the Events' page.
About the Temple Mount:
The Temple Mount (Heb: Har haBáyith) is a mountain in the south-eastern part of the Old City of Jerusalem, and a sacred place in Judaism. In modern times, it consists of a rectangular square, enclosed by tall walls, which soars above the other parts of the Old City, and which is an Islamic holy site as it contains the Al-Aqsa Mosque ("the Farthest Mosque") and Qubbat As-Sakhrah (known as the Dome of the Rock), built by Caliph Abd al-Malik in 691 AD.
Traditionally it is thought that the Temple (the Holiest of Holies) was located in the place where today stands the Dome of the Rock. The proponents of this view point to historical sources, according to which the Qubbat As-Sakhrah covered the remains of the Second Temple, but there are also alternate ideas about the Temple's location.