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The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate, is the only eastern gate of the Temple Mount and one of only two that used to offer access into the city from that side. It has been walled up since medieval times. The date of its construction is disputed and no archaeological work is allowed at the gatehouse, but opinions are  Full Article…

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Kotel: Western Wall

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel (Hebrew: הַכֹּתֶל הַמַּעֲרָבִי‎, translit.: HaKotel HaMa’aravi; Ashkenazic pronunciation: HaKosel HaMa’arovi; Arabic: حائط البراق‎‎, translit.: Ḥā’iṭ al-Burāq, translat.: the Buraq Wall, or Arabic: المبكى‎‎ al-Mabkā: the Place of Weeping) is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small segment of a far  Full Article…

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Syrian Antioch

Antioch on the Orontes (/ˈæntiˌɒk/; also Syrian Antioch) was an ancient Greco-Roman city on the eastern side of the Orontes River. Its ruins lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey, and lends the modern city its name. Antioch was founded near the end of the 4th century BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of  Full Article…

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Via Egnatia

The Via Egnatia (Greek: Ἐγνατία Ὁδός) was a road constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. It crossed the Roman provinces of Illyricum, Macedonia, and Thrace, running through territory that is now part of modern Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece, and European Turkey. Starting at Dyrrachium (now Durrës) on the Adriatic Sea,  Full Article…

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Damascus

Damascus (Arabic: دمشق‎‎ Dimashq [dɪˈmaʃq], Syrian: [dɪˈmɪʃeʔ]) is the capital and likely the largest city of Syria, following the decline in population of Aleppo due to the ongoing battle for the city. It is commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic: الشام‎‎ ash-Shām) and nicknamed as the City of Jasmine (Arabic: مدينة الياسمين‎‎ Madīnat al-Yāsmīn).  Full Article…

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Jerusalem: The Holy City

Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם‎  Yerushalayim; Arabic: القُدس‎‎  al-Quds [“The Holy”]) is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, as the State of Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there while the State of  Full Article…

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Modern names for Biblical place names

List of modern names for Biblical place names Old Testament names Biblical name Mentioned in Present name Province/Region Country Name Country Flag Almon Joshua 21:18 Khirbet Almit Judea and Samaria Israel Babylon Jeremiah 50:1 – 50:46 Hillah Babil Governorate Iraq Beth Arbel Hosea 10:14 Irbid Irbid Governorate Jordan Beth-tappuah Joshua 15:53 Taffuh Judea and Samaria  Full Article…

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