By Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
The geographic center and soul of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, the Holy Land has massive value for the thousands of tourists it has attracted seeing that as early because the 5th century BC. Now in a thrilling new version, this renowned guide once more bargains travelers an integral, illustrated advisor to over two hundred of an important archeological and non secular websites within the urban of Jerusalem and the encompassing quarter.
totally up to date with the entire most recent details, The Holy Land presupposes little wisdom of heritage or archaeology, giving transparent instructions on how to define websites and monuments of interest--both famous destinations and people much less everyday. With entries together with the Damascus Gate, the through Dolorosa, Mount Sion, the lifeless Sea, Hebron, and Jericho, this crucial booklet contains precise maps, plans, and illustrations that extra light up those magnificent locales. every one access explains the heritage and topography of a domain in addition to its functionality and value. In his advent, Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor presents a short ancient define of the Holy Land, from the Stone Age to the trendy interval, and lists websites for this reason. The 5th version contains new details at the an important contemporary advancements on the Holy Sepulchre and on six thoroughly new websites, together with a center Bronze Age water procedure in Jerusalem and what could be the unique Pool of Siloam.
a wonderful Baedeker to either the town of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, brimming with useful suggestion and that includes greater than a hundred and fifty top of the range web site plans, maps, diagrams, and pictures, this publication presents the last word visitor's consultant to 1 of the richest archaeological areas within the world.