Jerusalem - information about the city

Jerusalem - tourist attractions

markerA Stepped Stone Structure The Stepped Stone Structure is the name given to the remains at a particular archaeological site (sometimes termed Area G) on the eastern side of the City of David, the oldest part of Jerusalem. The curved, 60ft high, narrow stone structure is built over a series of terraces (hence the name). A case... Stepped Stone Structure - photo
markerB Mount of Olives The Mount of Olives (also Mount Olivet, Hebrew: הר הזיתים ‎, Har HaZeitim; Arabic: جبل الزيتون, الطور ‎, Jebel az-Zeitun) is a mountain ridge east of Jerusalem's Old City in East Jerusalem. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. It is said by believers that Jesus gave an end-... Mount of Olives - photo
markerC Zion Square Zion Square (Hebrew: כיכר ציון ‎, Kikar Tziyon) is a public square at the east end of the Ben Yehuda Street Pedestrian Mall in downtown Jerusalem. It abuts Jaffa Road, Herbert Samuel Street and Yoel Moshe Salomon Street as well. In August 2012, it was the site of the Zion Square assault. Zion Square - photo
markerD Jerusalem Historical City Hall Building The Jerusalem Historical City Hall Building (as it is now called) was one of the four public buildings constructed in Jerusalem by the British administration. It was built by the City of Jerusalem during the British mandate after the previous City Hall became insufficient for the needs of the burgeo... Jerusalem Historical City Hall Building - photo
markerE Al-Aqsa Mosque Al-Aqsa Mosque (Arabic: المسجد الاقصى al-Masjid al-Aqsa, [ʔælˈmæsʒɪd ælˈʔɑqsˤɑ], "the Farthest Mosque,") also known as Al-Aqsa and Bayt al-Muqaddas, is the third holiest site in Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. The site on which the silver domed mosque sits, along with the Dome of ... Al-Aqsa Mosque - photo
markerF Jerusalem Botanical Gardens The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens (JBG) is located in the neighborhood of Nayot in Jerusalem, on the southeastern edge of the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The garden is arranged in phytogeographic sections, featuring flora of various regions around the world. The Jerusalem B... Jerusalem Botanical Gardens - photo
markerG Shrine of the Book The Shrine of the Book (Hebrew: היכל הספר ‎, Heikhal HaSefer), a wing of the Israel Museum near Givat Ram in Jerusalem, houses the Dead Sea Scrolls — discovered 1947–56 in 11 caves in and around the Wadi Qumran. Initially, it was intended to build the shrine on the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew Uni... Shrine of the Book - photo
markerH Bible Lands Museum The Bible Lands Museum (מוזיאון ארצות המקרא ירושלים) is a museum in Jerusalem, Israel, that explores the culture of the peoples mentioned in the Bible, among them the ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, Arameans, Hittites, Elamites, Phoenicians and Persians. The aim of the museum is to put t... Bible Lands Museum - photo
markerI National Library of Israel The National Library of Israel (הספרייה הלאומית formerly: Jewish National and University Library, בית הספרים הלאומי והאוניברסיטאי), is the national library of Israel. The library holds more than 5 million books, and is located on the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Natio... National Library of Israel - photo
markerJ Israeli West Bank barrier The Israeli West Bank barrier is a separation barrier (see "Names of the barrier") under construction by the State of Israel along and within the West Bank. Upon completion, the barrier's total length will be approximately 700 kilometres (430 mi). 90% of the length of this barrier is a fence with ve... Israeli West Bank barrier - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 31.78, 35.23
Approximate population: 780,200

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