Modern Landscapes

Heroduim

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 01.10.2006:


Heroduim is a fortress built by Herod the Great in memory of his victory over Antigonus in 42 B.C. It is located in the southeast of Bethlehem.

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 2: View of Herodium from Wadi Khreitoun

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


The wilderness of Wadi Khreitoun serves to underscore the lavish extravagence of Herod's Palace in the Desert. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Bethlehem Peace Center

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 15.06.2006:


Bethlehem Peace Center is a cultural center that promotes dialogue for peace, democracy, religious tolerance and diversity.Located in the city of Bethlehem next to Manger Square, it is nestled between the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Omar. It is owned and operated by the municipality of Beth(...)

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Manger Square

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 15.06.2006:


Bordered on one side by the Church of the Nativity and on another by the Bethlehem Peace Center, Manger Square is one of the numerous social hubs in Bethlehem, walking distance from the markets. One can find an assortment of vendors, tourists, locals and internationals at any time of the day. Original Cont(...)

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Artas: Church of the Enclosed Garden

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 15.06.2006:


The Church of Our Lady of the Hortus Conclusus (the Enclosed Garden) was built by funds raised in Uruguay by the Archbishop of Montevideo and dedicated to Mary in 1901-02. The convent of the Daughters of Holy Mary of the Garden have kept the grounds, convent and church clean and lovely for nearly 100 years. (...)

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Solomon’s Pools

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 14.06.2006:


Solomon's Pools have played a significant role in the area's water supply for centuries. The three pools are each over 100 meters long and ten meters deep and have a combined capacity of nearly 300,000 cubic meters of water.The Pools are located about four kilometers south of Bethlehem and are fed by fo(...)

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Church of the Nativity – Side View

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 14.06.2006:


The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The original structure was built by Bishop Makarios of Jerusalem at the direction of Constantine I in 325. That structure was burnt down in 529. It is now administered by a coalition of Roman Catholic (...)

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Church of the Nativity – View from Manger Square

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 13.06.2006:


The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The original structure was built by Bishop Makarios of Jerusalem at the direction of Constantine I in 325. That structure was burnt down in 529. It is now administered by a coalition of Roman Catholic (...)

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Mar Saba – From Across the Kidron River

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 12.06.2006:


Mar Saba is a Greek Orthodox monastery. It was founded by Saint Saba of Cappadocia in the year 439. While it currently houses only 10 monks, during the 7th century it held as many as 4000. It is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world, and still maintains many of its traditions.(...)

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Mar Saba – The Monastery from the stairs

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 12.06.2006:


Mar Saba is a Greek Orthodox monastery. It was founded by Saint Saba of Cappadocia in the year 439. While it currently houses only 10 monks, during the 7th century it held as many as 4000. It is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world, and still maintains many of its traditions.(...)

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