The Hebrew-language virtual tour features panoramic 360-degree views of various sites on the Temple Mount. In addition, graphic representations of figures including Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel, linguist Avshalom Kor and archaeologist Gabriel Barkay provide historical and archaeological contexts for the Temple Mount. The virtual tour not only provides a wealth of information for Hebrew-speaking audiences; it features panoramic views of the Temple Mount structures along with reconstructions, sketches and photographs within the virtual tour.
What happened to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount when the Romans destroyed Herod’s Temple in 70 C.E.? There is no report of any building left on the Temple Mount by the time the Muslims erected the iconic Dome of the Rock and the gray-domed Al-Aqsa Mosque in the late seventh and early eighth centuries. Did wooden beams from Herod’s Temple Mount survive through secondary usage in Al-Aqsa Mosque?
Considered sacred ground even before Biblical times and bitterly contested in our own day, the Temple Mount is one of the most fascinating and important places on earth. A BAS Library Special Collection features fifteen articles that highlight the Temple Mount’s role in the three great Western religions and focus on a key archaeological issue: Just where was the ancient Jewish Temple located?
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