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This is a shot of the Temple Mount from the vicinity of the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu. You can see the golden Dome of the Rock on the left (built in 687 A.D.). To the right of it is the darker dome of the Al Aqsa mosque (built between 709-715 A.D.). Just above the Al Aqsa dome, incidentally, you can barely see a tower. This tower is part of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where I was studying for six weeks during our visit to Jerusalem that summer. Just below and to the right of the Al Aqsa mosque is the Ophel. This is the raised mound that connects David's City to the temple mount. This has now been excavated to reveal first century structures. To the south of the Ophel is David's City or the Lower City. The Tyropoeon Valley has been largely filled in but it would run north south in the lower right hand corner of this picture.
This shot is similar to the previous one but a little higher up on the hill toward Mount Zion.
  1 Temple Mount and Ophel  
  2 Temple Mount and Ophel  
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© Charles Grebe
This slide show is dedicated to my mother who made possible our summer 2000 visit to Israel.