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JERUSALEM


in Juden mountains between the Mediterranean and Dead Sea lies Jerusalem the capital city of Israel, Jerusalem has been the spiritual centre of the Jewish people, it also contains a number of significant ancient Christian sites, its considred the third-holiest city in Islam, the walled Old City lies at its centre with Jewish West Jerusalem on one side and Arab East Jerusalem on the other, it has been traditionally divided into four quarters the Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim Quarters, there are several sites wich are key of religious importance such as the Temple Mount and its Wailing Wall of significance for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre of significance for Christian and Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims, there are many attractions and sites, Temple Mount is place where Abraham have to prepared his son for sacrifice, the First and Second Temples were built on the site to be the repository of the Ark of the Covenant, the only remaining wall of the Second Holy Wall Temple know as Western Wall or Wailing Wall who marks the border between the Temple Mount and the Jewish quarter, here Jews pray out loud or push written prayers into the cracks between the ancient stones, Jewish quarter contains numerous religious institution, museum and archaelogical sites including the main Roman thoroughfare trough the city know as the Cordo, Temple Mount is also importance to Muslims as it is from here that Muhammed said to have ascended to heaven, the gilded Dome of the Rock Stands in the Temple compound with the Al-Aqsa Mosque it is belived to be the oldest exant Islamic building in the world, bordering the same side of the Temple Mount is the Muslim Quarter entered through the main Damasans Gate, rich in architecture from Mamaluk period the Muslim sank with its winding alleyways is a great place to explore, Jatta Gate is a entrance to the Armenian and Christian quarters.