The Citadel of Jerusalem, Israel

The Citadel of Jerusalem, Israel

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Jerusalem’s Citadel, known as the ”Tower of David”, is a historical and archaeological asset of international significance. The Citadel is a medieval fortress with architectural additions from later periods. It is located near the Jaffa Gate, the historical entrance to the city and the point where the East meets the West. Its location was chosen for topographic reasons – this is the highest point of the southwestern hill of Jerusalem, higher than any other point in the ancient city, including the Temple Mount. The Citadel is protected by a high wall and large towers, and it is surrounded by a wide, deep moat, part of which was blocked in modern times

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The Wailing Wall aka Kotel in Old City of Jerusalem

The Wailing Wall aka Kotel in Old City of Jerusalem

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The Wailing wall aka the Kotel became the main prayer place only about 700 years ago, when the Ramban arrived to Jerusalem, and started resurrecting the Jewish settlement there. The area west of the Temple Mount was deserted, so Jews settled there. The Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem has figured prominently in the Jewish consciousness for centuries. Generations dreamed of appearing before the old stone wall Nowadays, the Wall is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the cracks between the rectangular stones are crammed with paper. Over a million people visit each year.

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