26/11/2005

The Kidron Valley

 

This is the Kidron Valley below the Golden Gate (right of center along the wall) with the Mount of Olives behind .  In 2000 the ground near the Golden Gate collapsed revealing a gate below the modern one.  The hole was filled as this area is a Moslem graveyard.  The southwestern portion of this wall was close to first century Herodian (Second Temple era) foundations of the outer wall of Jerusalem.  Jesus may have exited a gate facing east towards the spot the photo was taken from.

 

 
 
 
View of the city wall from the Mount of Olives 
 

 

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