Model of the City of Jerusalem in the Days of the First Revolt

Model of the City of Jerusalem in the Days of the First Revolt

View of the awesome scale Model of the City of Jerusalem that is on display in the outside area of the Israel Museum. Zoë, and all the members of her church tour group, found the model to be fascinating.

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Zoë and her mother visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

Zoë and her mother visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

Visiting Israel’s Holocaust Museum was NOT one of Zoë’s favorite stops on our tour of the Holy Land. Zoë’s dad wasn’t using much foresight because he should have known, having visited the U.S. Holocaust Museum, that Zoë’s young and very sensitive heart of hearts would have been too overwhelmed by the contents of this site.

Zoë outside of the Garden Tomb

Zoë outside of the Garden Tomb

Behind Zoë one can see what seems to be a track for rolling a great round stone across the entrance of the tomb. Also it would appear that they are using ossuaries for flower planters on either side of the tomb.

Zoë taking pictures inside of the Garden Grave

Zoë taking pictures inside of the Garden Grave

Although this tomb is favored by many Protestant churches as being the tomb of Jesus Christ, apparently the archaeologists think that it is a First Temple period tomb and not the “new” tomb, described in the scriptures, that was used by Jesus.