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Jerusalem, Israel City Skyline Panoramic Picture

Jerusalem, Israel City Skyline Panoramic Picture

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This panoramic photograph of Jerusalem was taken by James Blakeway. It features the area of Jerusalem called the Old City with its four quarters, the Muslim, Jewish, Armenian and Christian Quarters. Surrounding the Old City is the Old City Walls. Centered in the photograph with its gold-domed roof is the Dome of the Rock. In the distance and slightly left of the rock with its gray dome is the Church of Holy Sepulchre. At the far left is the historic village of Silwan, site of the ancient City of David. The closed in gate in the Wall of the Old City to the right of the Dome of the Rock is the Golden Gate.
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Jerusalem, Israel Skyline Pictures

Originally settled in 4,000 BC, Jerusalem skyline pictures display one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in the world. The city has historically been a site of great conflict, having been destroyed twice, besieged over 20 times, attacked over 50 times, and captured over 40 times. Under Suleiman the Magnificent in 1538, walls were built around the historic Old City. The city is of great historical and international importance not only for its Middle Eastern architecture, but also for its status as a holy city to the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The four quarters of Old City are a major tourist destination, housing the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian Quarters. Surrounding this area, the Old City Walls are still visible. Landmarks are commonly of religious significance, and a primary driver of city economy. Images of Jerusalem today are reminiscent of ancient times due to the British Mandate, requiring all modern building construction to continue using Jerusalem stone. Jerusalem has a unique skyline as the city's appearance is not as modern as one might expect.

A prominent landmark in Jerusalem skyline pictures is the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount in Old City. It houses the rock from which Muhammad ascended to Heaven. Another significant site is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified. The Arab neighborhood of Silwan, location of the ancient City of David, is another destination of great importance.

Jerusalem skyline pictures are a marvel to countless people worldwide because of its deep historical and religious significance. This is one of the holiest cities in religious tradition and consistently ranked among the top tourist destinations worldwide.

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