Baruch Haba Tour 2017

International Conference & Intercessory Tour of Israel May 9-May 18, 2017.
Hosted by Revive Israel, Tents of Mercy, & Tikkun International.

This section shows photos from the Western Wall. Much of the stone used for building in those times is called “meleke”, a white, coarse crystalline limestone used for representative buildings like the Western Wall and possibly other parts of the Herodian Temple. It is easy to quarry, but once it is exposed to air it hardens and develops a pleasant yellow hue.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – WESTERN WALL

On the way to the Western Wall. The grey dome of the Al-Aqsa Mosque can be seen in the background.

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Overlooking the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – WESTERN WALL

Overlooking the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock.

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Close up of Wall and Dome of the Rock.

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Going down to security. The building with the white roof is the security station.

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Another view of the Al-Aqsa mosque.

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Orthodox Jewish building.

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Heading down to the security station.

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The Western Wall.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – WESTERN WALL

The Western Wall.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – WESTERN WALL

Buildings opposite the Western Wall.

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Buildings to the left of the Western Wall.

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Close-up of the Wall.

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Close-up of the Wall. There are live Web cams of the Wall available, click here.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – WESTERN WALL

Close-up of the Wall.

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Prayer area to the north of the Wall. The men’s prayer area continues from the outdoor section through a passageway to the north.

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Mezuzah at the exit of the Western Wall.

This section shows photos from the Archeological Park, which contains remains of one of the Umayyad palaces built during the early Muslim Period (Eighth Century), a first century street, and other excavations.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

Overlooking the entrance to the Archaeological Park.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

Entrance to the Archeological Gardens.

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Archeological Park.

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Archeological Park.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

Fresco in Archeological Park.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

Archeological park.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

Archeological park.

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Heading for the first century street.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

First century building ruins.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

First century street. This street was fully uncovered in the mid-1990s and dates to the decades before the city’s destruction by the Romans in AD 70. The street is 32 feet (10 m) wide and was paved with large slabs up to a foot thick. The street was covered with massive stones pushed down by the Romans. These can be seen toward the rear of the photo where they were moved after the street was excavated.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

First century street close-up.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

Robinson’s Arch. For more info on this and the Southern Steps, see the excellent video by a tour guide here.

JERUSALEM OLD CITY – ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK

View of outer city wall.