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Jerusalem

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Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. However, since nothing here is simple, it is disputed, as among other grievances the Palestinians claim its Eastern part and would like to make it the capital of an independent state. Jerusalem walled old city is possibly the most interesting square kilometer in the world. No other place can match its density of historically or religiously significant sites. It contains the holiest Jewish site (the Western Wall, the only remnant of the former Second Temple, one of the greatest buildings in the Ancient world, destroyed by the Romans in AD 70), the central shrine of Christianity (the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of the crucifixion, burial, and resurection of Jesus), as well as the third-holiest Muslim site (Haram esh-Sharif or Temple Mount, from where the Prophet rose to heaven in AD 620). Reflecting this complexity, the old city is divided in five quarters, Armenian, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and the Temple Mount (which is holy to the three monotheist religions). If this was not enough, linking all those sites is an intricate maze of narrow streets, alleys, archways, and passages, full of noise, congestion, vendors, and markets. The Old City of Jerusalem is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Old town skyline with remparts and Dome of the Rock. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Camel with town skyline in the background. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Old town rooftops and Dome of the Rock. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Street market inside the old town next to the Damascus Gate. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Dome of the Rock. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Muslim woman on stairs at the Dome of the Rock entrance. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Elderly orthodox jew, Western (Wailling) Wall. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Young soldier and orthodox jew reading prayer  books at the Western Wall. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Christian Orthodox priest lighting candles. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Crowds outside Damascus Gate. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Narrow alley lined with shops. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Muslem women purchasing sweets. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Girl in a doorway. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Facade of old townhouse. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Muslem woman exiting a money changing booth. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Two christian monks in a narrow alley. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Arab bread vendor. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Old town remparts at dusk. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Old street and arches by night. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white) Old town roofs and Dome of the Rock by night. Jerusalem, Israel ( black and white)
There are 20 black and white pictures on this page out of 51 black and white pictures of Jerusalem.