the center is the Old City which is split up into four main sections:
Quarter. Also, the Old City is the site of many religious and historical
Within Jewish Quarters, the main attraction is the Western (Wailing)
remaining part of King Solomon’s Temple. After the Jews were banished from
Temple Mount, the Western Wall became the most sacred place of Judaism.
there is the Ashkenazic group, who come from Northern Europe.
Another section of the Old City is the Christian Quarter. The center
of this part of the city is The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is
believed that the Via Dolorosa, a street, was the site of the original
Stations of the Cross. Furthermore, it is maintained that Jesus was
originally buried at this site. The Church was rebuilt by Crusaders in 1099
CE, but it was originally built in the fourth century.
The St. James Cathedral is the center of attention in the Armenian
the Old City. Many of the residents of this part of the Armenian Quarter
The last section of the city is the Muslim Section. Atop the Temple
Mount are the gold-domed Dome of the Rock (661 BCE) and the silver-domed
al-Aqsa mosques. The Rock referred to in Dome of the Rock is Mt.Zion. This