The oldest part of J’lem

28.02.2012                      05.Adar. 5772

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The oldest part of J'lem

Arguably the most important city in history had its infancy in an area that today hardly reflects its grandeur, The City of David.

When people picture the city of Jerusalem, they usually think of the historic Western Wall, or the Old City, or the Temple Mount crowned with the Golden Dome of the Rock. But most folks are surprised to learn that the original city of Jerusalem lay just south of the Temple Mount on a small spur of land that encompassed about only ten acres.
Crammed with houses and punctured with archaeological digs, the original area of Jerusalem looks much different today than it did three thousand years ago when King David conquered it….