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Jeremiahs Grotto, Israel - just outside the north wall of Jerusalem, where tradition says Jeremiah wept bitter tears and composed the book of Lamentations. The grotto is under Golgotha, the same hill on which Jesus was crucified. Thus, the suffering prophet wept where later the suffering Savior died.

Jeremiah's Grotto, Israel - just outside the north wall of Jerusalem, where tradition says Jeremiah wept bitter tears and composed the book of Lamentations.

O Jerusalem: British soldiers stopping travelers along the road--although these look less pugnacious than the two Russell & Holmes met.

O Jerusalem: British soldiers stopping travelers along the road--although these look less pugnacious than the two Russell & Holmes met.

A spring near the Dead Sea.

A spring near the Dead Sea.

O Jerusalem--the cotton grotto

This Christian utopian society created hundreds of photos of the Holy Land before Israel

A suq in Jerusalem.

A suq in Jerusalem.

Picture a Day: Beneath the Old City of Jerusalem Lies a Huge Cave. Does It Date Back To King Solomon or King Zedekiah?

Beneath the Old City of Jerusalem Lies a Huge Cave. Does It Date Back To King Solomon or King Zedekiah?

Jerusalem. The Gihon Spring  The only spring in Jerusalem, the Gihon is a siphonic, karstic spring, and its name means “gushing”; it surges and the sound can be easily heard. It is estimated that the Gihon could have supported a population of about 2,500. The cave is a natural one, but it has been widened.

The Romans, Greeks, and Jews all possessed the knowledge to change their environment to suit their needs by building waterways. The Genius of Ancient Man: Ancient Water Tunnels

Archeologists have found an ancient water reservoir in Jerusalem that may have been used by pilgrims coming to the Temple Mount, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.   The IAA said the cistern could have held 66,000 gallons of water; it likely dates back to the era of the First Temple, which, according to the Hebrew Bible, was constructed by King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. and then destroyed 400 years later.

Archaeologists have found an ancient water reservoir in Jerusalem that may have been used by pilgrims coming to the Temple Mount, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.

On February 7th 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date from around 150 BC – AD 68, were discovered in some caves near the Jordan River. The 900 scrolls, which are made of leather and papyrus, make up three types of documents – texts from the Hebrew Bible, books from the Old Testament and documents including some poems and a book of community rules. They are considered of great religious and historical significance and are now kept in Jerusalem.

On February the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date from around 150 BC – AD were discovered in caves near the Jordan River. The 900 scrolls, which are made of parchment and papyrus, – texts from the Hebrew scriptures, books from the Old Testament.

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