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Ophel Archaeological Garden (Yitzhak Ben Youssef Levy Garden)

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the rugged path of Jerusalem’s ancient pilgrims

The rugged path of Jerusalem’s ancient pilgrims. This park takes you past many of the capital’s... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
peachkoblerpie
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Flemington, New Jersey
Wow. What an atmosphere to get immersed in

This park offetrs every opportunity to understand the archaeology of the old city and its many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan P
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This complex of archaeological excavations features the administrative complex erected on the Ophel Hill in the First Temple period, structures dating back to the days of King Solomon, Jewish ritual baths and sections of “Robinson’s Arch” from the...more
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Given that this site abuts the Temple Mount, and contains Herodian street paving that Christ might actually have walked on, and is relatively untouristed meaning you can wander about the multi-period ruins in comparative peace and solitude right in the middle of Jerusalem, I am...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The rugged path of Jerusalem’s ancient pilgrims. This park takes you past many of the capital’s 200 ritual baths. They were used by visitors in the Second Temple era. Three times a year all males must appear before the Lord your God at the place...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park offetrs every opportunity to understand the archaeology of the old city and its many subsequent reconstruction phases whilst uncovering soewm amazing evidence of its original structures and ythe events of Jesus's time. Brilliant!!

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is one of the most outstanding, important and eternally significant archaeological excavations in the entire world- the entire southern and southwestern promenade of the Jewish Temple, destroyed by the Roman barbarians 2000 years ago. The uncovered remains are massive and varied and cover a...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We passed by it after entering Dung Gate and on our way to the Temple Mount.Seems a well preserved archaeological with remains of private homes from the late Roman period.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I have looked forward to see the archeological site I have monitored for decades without having a chance to visit. The area are nicely layered out, but I surely missed a guide/signs of logical paths to follow. A number of areas were locked off, but...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Never we had so an good guide .he was wonderfully in a wonderfully museum Thanks Jacob the greatest we were with 9 Dutchman but your English was so good and you had all the time thanks

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Until 1967 the Dung Gate was a side unimportant gate connecting Siluan -Shiloacgh and Mugrabi Quarter today the main entrance of the road between Mount of Olives and the Western wall,After entering on your right going to the Southern Wall are the excavations of the...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The Ophel Archaeological Garden is located on the south side of Haram esh-Sharif. You can enter this area as part of your visit to The Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center or view into the excavations from the roadside at Derekh Ha-Ofel. Here you will...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Gets you back to the time if the Temple of Herod. You can even sit on the ramains of the destroyed temple. It takes you to street level at the time of Christ.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I'm not sure why more people aren't at this site. The ruins inside are great. The steps and wall are spectacular. Great for kids. Mine loved walking the city wall and they were the only ones up there. Standing on the steps our Lord walked...More

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