The geographic center and soul of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, the Holy Land has substantial value for the hundreds of thousands of holiday makers it has attracted in view that as early because the 5th century BC. Now in an exhilarating new version, this renowned instruction manual once more deals travelers an crucial, illustrated consultant to over 2 hundred of crucial archeological and non secular websites within the urban of Jerusalem and the encircling zone.
totally up to date with all of the newest details, The Holy Land presupposes little wisdom of historical past or archaeology, giving transparent instructions on how to define websites and monuments of interest--both recognized destinations and people much less primary. With entries together with the Damascus Gate, the through Dolorosa, Mount Sion, the lifeless Sea, Hebron, and Jericho, this crucial booklet comprises specific maps, plans, and illustrations that additional remove darkness from those staggering locales. every one access explains the historical past and topography of a website in addition to its functionality and value. In his creation, Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor offers a short old define of the Holy Land, from the Stone Age to the fashionable interval, and lists websites hence. The 5th variation contains new info at the an important fresh advancements on the Holy Sepulchre and on six thoroughly new websites, together with a center Bronze Age water process in Jerusalem and what could be the unique Pool of Siloam.
a wonderful Baedeker to either town of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, brimming with sensible suggestion and that includes greater than one hundred fifty prime quality web site plans, maps, diagrams, and pictures, this ebook offers the final word visitor's consultant to at least one of the richest archaeological areas within the world.
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