Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Dedication of the Holy Sepulchre: First and Foremost a Place of Worship

From the Custos earlier this week: Every fifteenth of July the Diocese of Jerusalem commemorates the day that the Crusaders’ Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated as a religious building. In the same way as the Church joins together … Continue reading

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Temple Mount Flyover

While flying over the Old City of Jerusalem is not allowed, permission for this video was granted and done by a remote control helicopter. It is slow, but really nice.  

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‘Extraordinarily Rare’ Crusade-Era Seal Discovered in Jerusalem

reports on the find: A rare Crusade-era lead seal used to secure a letter was uncovered in an ancient farmstead in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced today (May 27). The 800-year-old seal was likely once fixed to a document … Continue reading

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Palestine 1896

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Ancient Rural Town Uncovered in Israel

On the outskirts of Jerusalem. … archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 2,300-year-old rural village that dates back to the Second Temple period, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced. Trenches covering some 8,000 square feet (750 square meters) revealed … Continue reading

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How to Take a Virtual Tour of Jerusalem Using Google Maps

Wayne Stiles has a helpful look.  

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Who Are the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem?

A great post over at Gatestone Institute: There is no individual or group that is empowered to act as “the voice of Palestinian Christians.” It is not “the Palestinian Christians” but just one or two individuals who pen those public … Continue reading

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The First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem

Smithsonian has released the first ever photographs taken of the Jerusalem as seen and taken in 1844 by Philibert Girault de Prangey. Simply stunning… More of the Holy City then, here.  

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Due for Major Earthquake, Israel Seeks to Keep Holy Land’s Ancient Treasures Standing

CTV News: With Israel situated in one of the world’s earthquake-prone areas, officials are taking action to protect the Holy Land’s most important ancient treasures so they don’t come tumbling down. After a series of five moderate earthquakes shook the … Continue reading

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There’s No Appeasing These People…

Abbas: Will Not Recognize Israel as Jewish State; Palestine Capital Must Be E. Jerusalem for Peace: Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech to supporters this past weekend that he will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state and he will … Continue reading

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