Day #4 officially began our “Tour Days”.
The next few posts will be more photos and less words.
I’ll caption whatever I can; if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
The cemetery goes the entire distance around the Mt. of Olives.
Our guide told us that the Dome of the Rock is essentially a large tombstone with no one buried inside.
The Dome of the Rock is built on top of the Foundation Stone, which is sacred to both Jews and Muslims.
On our trip around the city, we saw all of the gates.
I wish I had had more time to learn about them all.
I see a new study in my future.
A bell rings and the gate is opened every half hour by a Monk.
Only a certain amount are allowed in at once – six?
There is a men’s side, and a women’s side.
My husband took this photo – with his head covered.
It is believed that a room like this was used for the last supper.
Being in this place, around the wall, and inside the wall was a dream come true for me.
There were people praying in here; but I didn’t photo them, just the ceiling portion.
We were sad to leave, but had much more to see on that day.
Bodies were allowed to stay in the tombs for one year.
The bones were then removed so that the tomb could be used again.
This area is being set up for a city wide festival, many bands at the same venue.
The cool thing is that there are maybe six places all around that have this event at the same time.
They know how to party!
I hope you enjoyed this tour of Day #4.
I hope you’ll join me again next time for Day #5.