40%-50% Off! Code: DECOR Ends: 10/26 Details
  1. Help

Travel the World II

Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.

Travel the World II - Page Text Content

S: Israel II: June 4-14, 2011

BC: May Peace Prevail on Earth MB + KB 2011

FC: Via Dolorosa Jerusalem, Israel

1: Driving to Masada Dead Sea in the background

2: Under the shade of Masada, where Jews made their last desperate stand against the Romans in 73 A.D.

3: From top left, a columbarium (for nesting of carrier pigeons), "Snake Path" on the Eastern slope of the mountain, canons, and Roman camps

4: Roman camp | Wearing hats to beat the heat! | Scribe, working on a torah at Masada's synagogue

5: Mikvah, ritual bath | 2,000 year old paint on the walls of a bath house with basin built by Zealots.

6: Remains of a storehouse. Jews destroyed all but one storehouse to prove to the Romans that they had ample provisions. | The caldarium (hot room) in the bath-house; Israeli flag flying in front of the Dead Sea and Jordan in the distance

7: Cable car, which brings you to the top of Masada

8: Ibex mother and child, has existed here since biblical times Date palms

9: Brazilians, Argentinians, Jews, Arabs and Americans all eating lunch together | Peace

10: Mikvah, ritual baths in Qumran

11: Site where in 1947, two Bedouin shepherd boys found seven clay jars with scriptures, now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

13: Jerusalem | View from the Mt. of Olives | Eastern Gate or Golden Gate, where the Messiah will re-enter. | Cemetery on Mt. of Olives

14: Brazilians, praying for Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives

15: Where Jesus taught his disciples, prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and wept over its fate. Luke 19:37-41

16: Pathway where Jesus walked to Jerusalem from Bethany, and original stone pathway that Jesus walked on. | Gorgeous bougainvilleas, they grow in all 5 colors throughout Israel.

17: Gran and Robin | Pam and Warren

19: Garden of Gethsemane Huge 2,000 olive trees with branches of new life!

20: Basilica of Agony Church where Jesus sweat blood and tears together.

21: "...And being in agony, he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was mixed with great drops of blood falling down to the ground." Luke 22:42-44 | Entrance to the Basilica of the Agony or Church of the Nations

22: Main altar, the traditional Rock of the Agony, upon which Jesus prayed and sweat blood the night before his arrest. | Sponsored by U.S. and other countries

23: Golden Gates Africans in Israel at the Church of All Nations Spanish in Israel at the same Church

24: The Tomb of Absalom - named after David's son who erected a pillar in his honor since he had no children to remember him. II Sam. 18:18 | The Tomb of Zacharias 2 Chronicles 24:20

25: Southern Steps, where Jesus entered the temple | Steps lead to the original entrance to the Temple Mount and to the Second Temple. Jesus climbed these steps when he visited the temple in Jerusalem.

26: Church of Hagia Maria Zion, also known as the Church of the Dormition

28: Room of the Last Supper Acts 1:13 | Site of the Passover feast Jesus attended with his disciples Mark 14:15

29: The table of the last supper was actually a U-shaped table, not a long table as depicted in the painting. | Also the site of the Washing of the Feet John 13:5

30: The Zion Gate - Entrance to Mt. Zion and King David's Tomb

31: View over the city

32: The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu | House of Caiaphas, High Priest at the time of Jesus' execution

33: Hole where Jesus was lowered with ropes, leading to the pit where He was imprisoned. | Preston and Korwynn inside Jesus' cell (He was kept separate from other prisoners.)

34: Steps Jesus walked on to be tried at the House of Caiaphas

35: Being silly on the bus

36: Bethlehem security checkpoint, now under Jordanian control (Arabs can come into Israel but Israelis can not enter into Jordan.)

37: Hill of Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified (looks like a skull)

38: Interior of the Garden Tomb | Where Jesus died and rose again

39: Jaffa Gate - the original starting point to the road to the main port town. | Old City Walls, built by the Turks on the foundations of the Crusader city (Walls stretch 2.5 miles in circumference and vary from 30 to 60 feet in height)

40: Wide elegant arcaded avenue where Crusaders had a market; now the site of tourist boutiques.

41: Active excavations inside the Jewish Quarter | Remains of the Roman Cardo

42: Head covering for holy sites

43: Hezekiah's Broad Wall | Ancient defensive city wall dating from the reign of King Hezekiah (late eighth century B.C.)

44: Newly renovated Hurva Synagogue, opened 2010 in the Jewish Quarter Al-Aqsa Mosque, third holiest site in Islam

45: Western Wall in front of the Dome of the Rock | Constructed on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, which was destroyed in 70 A.D.

46: Western Wall or Wailing Wall, is the closest Jews are permitted to the holiest site in Judaism. Men and women are separated. | Constructed in 20 B.C. by King Herod, as a retaining wall surrounding the eastern hill which was raised and filled to form a flat plateau for Mt. Moriah.

47: Over a million notes are placed in the cracks of the Western Wall each year.

49: Inside the Western Wall Tunnels; model of the Temple in Jesus time.

50: 50 feet below ground level Only a small portion of the Wall is above ground; most is underground. | Herodian stones

51: The largest stone is the Western Stone and is 45 feet and weighs 570 tons. | Part of a walkway from Jesus' time. (All of the ladies painted out toes blue for Israel!)

52: Via Dolorosa Church and the Pools of Bethesda The Via Dolorosa or "Way of Sorrow" is the path Jesus carried the cross on his back.

54: All citizens serve in the military. Men serve 3 years and women serve 2 years. | Lion's Gate or St. Stephen's Gate, marks the beginning of the Via Dolorosa path

55: Our night in Ben Yahuda Closed (like everything else) for Shabbat

56: Ayalon Institute, located on Kibbutz Hill, was a secret underground ammunition factory.

57: Bullets were made here for 4 years. | The underground factory was built in 22 days.

58: One of the machines purchased in Poland, where they were stored for nearly 4 years before being snuck into Palestine.

59: The Ramparts Walk | About 2.5 miles around | Skinny slot where Romans shot bow and arrows.

61: View of date palms from wall's stones

62: View of the Dome of the Rock from the top of the Ramparts Walk

63: Travel group, participating in a Via Dolorosa procession through the Moslem quarter, carrying the cross

64: Hasidic Jew children going to visit the Western Wall

65: Israeli flags marking the Jewish Quarter We saw military everywhere. Not because of safety, but because education is a big part in their training.

66: Pillar of Heroism at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum

67: Children's Memorial, funded by Abe and Edita Spiegel, whose son Uziel was murdered in Auschwitz at the age of two and a half.

68: Korczak statue He tried to save his Jewish students from extermination, but was not successful so he went into the gas chambers with them.

69: HUGE model of the Old City during the time of the Second Temple

70: Outside of the museum of the Dead Sea Scrolls (shaped to look like you are in a jar from the inside which is where the scrolls were found)

71: Israeli Museum Magnum Bars...Yummmm!

72: Valley of Elah Where David slew Goliath I Samuel 17:4-51

73: Last dinner in Israel Midnight flight back to the U.S.

Sizes: mini|medium|large|ginormous
Default User
  • By: Kaleigh B.
  • Joined: over 5 years ago
  • Published Mixbooks: 2
No contributors

About This Mixbook

  • Title: Travel the World II
  • Part II of Trip to Israel
  • Tags: None
  • Published: over 5 years ago

Get up to 50% off
Your first order

Get up to 50% off
Your first order