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Below the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City lies the Praetorium (Matt. 17:27; Mark 15:16) where Jesus was condemned by Pontius Pilate. Located at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa, this is one of the most memorable stops a Christian can make in the Holy City.
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Below the streets of
lies the Praetorium (Matt. 17:27; Mark 15:16) where Jesus was condemned by Pontius Pilate. Located at the beginning of the
, this is one of the most memorable stops a Christian can make in the Holy City.
Over it, in the nineteenth century, the Sisters of Zion built a convent, incorporating the arch said to have been where Pontius Pilate presented Jesus to the people and said “here is the man” (John 19:5). Little did the sisters know that in the coming years, the deeper they dug beneath their convent, the more remains would emerge of this gigantic fortress, built by Herod the Great. Visitors can see a large cistern covered by a later pavement etched with meaningful symbols, including the “game of the King.” Here, many pause in prayer and to recall Jesus’ mocking by the Roman soldiers at the place John called the Gabbata, or “stone pavement” (John 19:13).
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The Garden Tomb
In 1884 the British General Gordon identified this site as Golgotha. Subsequent excavat...
Basilica of the Annunciation
The magnificent basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth is built over the traditional ...
The Golden Gate
This gate, in the eastern Temple Mount wall, is also called the Gate of Mercy or the Ea...
The Akko Hamam
The bathhouse was a central meeting place in Acre in bygone days. Its colorfully tiled ...
Herodium National Park
The fortress of Herodium, atop an ancient artificial hill outside Bethlehem, made headl...
Kedumim Square Visitors Center
The centerpiece of Old Jaffa is Kedumim Square, where the archaeological dig beneath th...
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The hotel offers various types of rooms, conference halls, basketball courts, spa, Saun...
HI-Karei Deshe Hostel
HI-Karei Deshe Hostelis situated on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, in one of the wor...
Hotel overlooking the beautiful landscape of the Galilee mountains -- especially from t...
Alaska Inn Hotel
An old hotel with rooms of various standards. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna...
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