Via Dolorosa, Old City, jerusalem. This is the route Jesus took, carrying the cross.
Outside the Damascus Gate to the Old City, Jerusalem
Masada, Hebrew for Fortress, was built by King Herod the Great between 37 and 31 BCE. It stands on top of a rock cliff in the Western section of the Judean Desert and overlooks the Dead Sea. It was the last stronghold of the Jews as they fought the Romans in 70 CE.
Nuns walking in the Garden of Gethsemane, jerusalem, Israel
The oldest Jewish cemetery (over 3,000 years) on The Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City and the Temple Mount. Many Jews have wanted to be buried on the Mount based on the Jewish tradition that, when the Messiah comes, the resurrection of the dead will begin there.
The Western Wall, Old City, Jerusalem
The exposed section of the Western Wall, built by King Herod in 19 BCE. This is where people go to pray; many of the devout write out prayers on a piece of paper, fold it, and slide it between the cracks of the block wall. Families from all over the world bring their 13 year old boys here for their Bar Mitzvahs.
The Arab section of the Old City, Jerusalem.
The Damascus Gate to the Old City, Jerusalem
The JESUS BOAT, or the "Sea of Galilee boat." It is housed and studied in the Yigal Alon Museum in Kibbutz Ginosar in Northern Israel on the Sea of Galilee. Archeologists estimate the time it was constructed to be between 100BCE and 200CE.
Plaque on the wall next to the "Jesus Boat"
Excavation beneath the Old City, Jerusalem
A man praying next to an underground section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, which was built by King Herod in 19 BCE to expand the Temple Mount. We walked part of the 485 meter-long excavated, underground wall. The exposed part above, the "Western Wall," ran above us.
View of the Golan Heights across the Sea of Galilee. Northern Israel. Makes you realize just how close Syria is to Israel.
Israeli Soldiers near The Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel