Wednesday, Davidson Center Burnt House and Eclipse
Davidson Center Excavations
Davidson Center , Digging down to 31 BCE and before
We are a serious bunch
Archaeology, a work in progress
What does the tree think of this?
The Robinson arch, which used to be just above the rubble layer, a remnant of a passage to the Temple mount. Robinson's Arch is named after the discoverer who noted the significance of the arch. A staircase built by Herod led up from the Tyropoeon Valley (just west of the Ophel - City of David) to this arch and gate to the temple mount.
The floor level of the Herodian Concouse next to the Temple Mount.Notice the cave in where the stones hurled by the Romans crashed to the floor. Notice the niches on the left where the sellers of shekels and sacraficial animals set up shop.
Corner of the Temple Mount, Heroidan blocks had fluting on the edges of the huge stones
A section of the parapet around the top of the temple mount. From this place the rams horn would sound the signal that Shabbat was beginning. In modern day Israel there are sirens that announce the beginning and end of Shabbat
A Merchants Niche
Steps leading up to the south entrance
The Burnt House
The Burnt House, the house of the Katros priestly family which was mentioned in the Talmud. The house was destroyed in 70AD when Jerusalem fell to the Romans
Basement of the Burnt House, a typical 21st century Multimedia presentation given here.
Lunch and Eclipse
Bagels in Jerusalem
Observing the Eclipse
Felafel and Eclipse
Laying Tephilin during an Eclipse
Clouds provide a convenient screen to observe the Eclipse
Don't look at the sun?
Pray for Peace at the Wall
Women are separated
But not completely
Frendly Israeli Soldiers
Clouds over Jerusalem
Western Wall Tunnel
Tunnels and arches
Arches next to Wall
Braces under Arab Quarter
Via Dolorosa (or is it Delicious)
Carrying a Cross down the Via Dolorosa
Glad that crowd is out of the way
Back in Christian Quarter
The Internet meets medieval times
Meat and Fish
The Separation Wall
Thursday, Supreme court, Ben Yehuda, Mini Israel, SHALOM L'HITRAOT