Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dome of the Rock, BYU and The Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb

The sign on the door says it all.

Golgotha meaning 'A Skull'. Fences around protect the hill after years of erosion. (Matt 27:33; Mark 15:22; John 19:17) In the Lord's time it was outside the gate, but close to the city.

I wore this head scarf to keep the hair out of my face.

The front gate.

We were walking around and with good map readers (not including me of course), we found it.

The view.

Looking towards the Jewish graveyard from the Dome of the Rock.

I felt bad taking this photo of this old lady on her way to the mosque to pray. Of course we were not allowed to enter the Dome.

At the side of the Dome of the Rock.

At the steps leading to the Dome of the Rock.

Muslim men study on the grounds. The area is closed to everybody except Muslims at midday and on Fridays.

Matthew & I with Old Jerusalem behind us. This trip was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and to be able to share it with Naomi, Michael, Timothy and Samuel made it even sweeter.

Street sign.

Me, and yes it was cold. ;)

The view of Old Jerusalem from the seating where we met for church.

The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies Brigham Young University.

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