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Mount Scopus

Mount Scopus' hebrew name means "mount of the spectators" as it is one of the few places from which both the Dead Sea and the Dome of the Rock can be seen.​​​

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Hebrew University in Mount Scopus

Mount Scopus' hebrew name means "mount of the spectators" as it is one of the few places from which both the Dead Sea and the Dome of the Rock can be seen. It has consequently always been seen in terms of military importance; Titus, the First Crusade and General Allenby all used the place to pitch camp. Today about 3,000 of Allenby's troops continue to look over the city from their impeccable cemetery.

 

The Hebrew​ University was founded here in 1925, and from 1948 to 1967 it was an Israeli enclave in Jordan. After 1967 the University and its hospital were re-founded and now dominate the skyline.


 

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
Square containing an exhibit of the history of Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Sh'hem,) an import...
The museum depicting the history of excavations in the Ophel and in the areas south and...
 

 Accommodations

 
​Bayit Vagan Guesthouse This guesthouse is located in Jerusalem's tranquil, country-sty...
​Located in the heart of Jerusalem, overlooking the biblical landscape of Jerusalem. A ...
Hotel next to many tourist sites offering various rooms, some facing the Old City, and ...
Luxury hotel opposite David's Citadel, the Dormition Church and the walls of the Old Ci...
Christian Sites