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Ophel Archaeological Garden (Yitzhak Ben Youssef Levy Garden)

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Here is the grandeur (and destruction) of 2000 year old Jerusalem

This is one of the most outstanding, important and eternally significant archaeological excavations... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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We passed by it after entering Dung Gate and on our way to the Temple Mount.Seems a well preserved... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
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This complex of archaeological excavations features the administrative complex erected on the Ophel Hill in the First Temple period, structures dating back to the days of King Solomon, Jewish ritual baths and sections of “Robinson’s Arch” from the...more
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is one of the most outstanding, important and eternally significant archaeological excavations in the entire world- the entire southern and southwestern promenade of the Jewish Temple, destroyed by the Roman barbarians 2000 years ago. The uncovered remains are massive and varied and cover a...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We passed by it after entering Dung Gate and on our way to the Temple Mount.Seems a well preserved archaeological with remains of private homes from the late Roman period.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I have looked forward to see the archeological site I have monitored for decades without having a chance to visit. The area are nicely layered out, but I surely missed a guide/signs of logical paths to follow. A number of areas were locked off, but...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Never we had so an good guide .he was wonderfully in a wonderfully museum Thanks Jacob the greatest we were with 9 Dutchman but your English was so good and you had all the time thanks

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Until 1967 the Dung Gate was a side unimportant gate connecting Siluan -Shiloacgh and Mugrabi Quarter today the main entrance of the road between Mount of Olives and the Western wall,After entering on your right going to the Southern Wall are the excavations of the...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The Ophel Archaeological Garden is located on the south side of Haram esh-Sharif. You can enter this area as part of your visit to The Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center or view into the excavations from the roadside at Derekh Ha-Ofel. Here you will...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Gets you back to the time if the Temple of Herod. You can even sit on the ramains of the destroyed temple. It takes you to street level at the time of Christ.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I'm not sure why more people aren't at this site. The ruins inside are great. The steps and wall are spectacular. Great for kids. Mine loved walking the city wall and they were the only ones up there. Standing on the steps our Lord walked...More

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

While you are in the old city, going to the western wall, etc, go walk over to this site. See the people doing an Archaeological dig, it is pretty cool to see this. Also look up at the wall (southern wall) you can see this...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I had visited the Teaching Steps in 1999, and there is now so much more to see. From the fallen cornerstone of the temple to the kiosks of the moneychangers, there is so much history to experience.

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