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  • 1. OUTSIDE THE WALLED CITY Jerusalem, Israel November 2008
  • 2. On the left is the city of David which is outside the Old City walls
  • 3. The Montefiore Windmill was built by a British philanthropist in the 1860s to provide cheap flour to poor Jews
  • 4. Residential buildings
  • 5. The “Stop” sign found on the Israeli A wedding car roads
  • 6. A model of Jerusalem in the Late Second Temple Period (ca 66 CE) can be found in the Israel Museum
  • 7. Top left clockwise: the Temple Mount, Herod’s theatre, Herod’s palace with the 3 towers (from right to left: Phasael, Hippicus, & Mariamne), & the Adiabenian Royal Palaces of Queen Helena
  • 8. The Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum houses the Dead Sea Scrolls & rare ancient manuscripts; the white dome symbolizes the lids of the jars in which the scrolls were found
  • 9. Found in the grounds of the museum (top right clockwise): a 3rd-century sarcophagus, a 2nd-cnetury marble pedestal, & segments of a water pipe built by Roman military units that carried water from Solomon’s Pools to Jerusalem
  • 10. A mosaic depicting Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period
  • 11. This menorah was presented to the Knesset as a gift from the British Labour Party on 15th April 1956 in honour of the celebrations of the 8th Independence Day of the State of Israel
  • 12. Top: the original Knesset’s entrance gates Left: the Knesset
  • 13. Walking to the Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall, we saw the “new” Jerusalem with her modern malls, open-air cafes, & more
  • 14. After days of looking at rocks & stones, this was quite a lively & colourful treat