Holy Sites of Jerusalem


Mark Cartwright
by Multiple Authors
published on 19 December 2019
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Three of the holy sites of Jerusalem.

Top: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. Completed in July 1149 CE which replaced a smaller version on the site considered to be the place of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and the tomb in which he was buried.
(Image by Ondřej Žváček, CC BY-SA, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chr%C3%A1m_Bo%C5%BE%C3%ADho_hrobu,_Jeruzal%C3%A9m.jpg)

Left: Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, originally constructed in 691-692 CE in the reign of Caliph Abd al-Malik. For Muslims, it is here that the Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, is traditionally believed to have ascended into heaven. For Jews, it is here that Abraham is said to have prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac.
(Image by Idobi, CC BY-SA, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dome_of_Rock,_Temple_Mount,_Jerusalem.jpg)

Right: The Western Wall in Jerusalem has been the centre of Jewish learning and memory for over 2,000 years. As the only fragment of the Great Temple to survive the Roman destruction in 68 CE, the wall is omnipresent in the historical Jewish consciousness as the most sacred structure in Judaism.
(Image by James Blake Wiener, CC BY-NC-SA).

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