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Holyland Model, Jerusalem

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The Holyland Model of Jerusalem is a 1:50 scale-model of the city of Jerusalem in the late Second Temple Period. The model was moved from its original location at the Holyland Hotel in Bayit VeGan, Jerusalem, to a new site at the Israel Museum in June 2006.HistoryThe model, measuring 2,000 square meters was commissioned in 1966 by Hans Kroch, the owner of the Holyland Hotel, in memory of his son, Yaakov, an IDF soldier who was killed in the Israeli War of Independence in 1948. The model was designed by Israeli historian and geographer Michael Avi-Yonah based on the writings of Flavius Josephus and other historical sources. The model includes a replica of the Herodian Temple. From 1974, Yoram Tsafrir superintended the Holyland Model of Jerusalem.In 2006, the model was relocated to the southern edge of the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden at the Israel Museum. In preparation for the move, the model was sawn into 1,000 pieces and later reassembled. The Holyland Hotel spent $3.5 million on the move.
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  • In the Jerusalem Museum a must visit, if only to see Jerusalem Times of Christ. How accurate is the layout is not clear, but the excavations were conducted and still being around Jerusalem. Layout shows that the town in the first century was rather small, smaller than the current old town. Rectangle about five hundred meters on eight hundred! Two bindings to the current Jerusalem is-the second temple and the Via Dolorosa (way of the cross of Christ). Layout is clear about where Christ was crucified and where the present site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre! The second temple (and for the Jews so far last) this is the place where Christ traders cast out. For many wonder why Jewish Temple was the Temple of Christ!? A friend told me a Jew-if mom and dad was a Jew (at least on the Passport:-)), what nationality the child!? Until the end of the merchants from the temple Christ expelling failed. Now the entire old city Kingdom trading! Especially actively traded near the Church of the Holy Sepulchre! So all shops forced entry to the Temple without assistance cannot be found!
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  • Model had been made previously in another location (Herodian on-site) is now shifted to the Israel Museum. Second Temple period (0/538 from the 0/70) of the model are made at one-fiftieth of the elaborate and detailed. Finely made, such as the appearance of the temple town in the pool of Siloam and David, were sightseeing in Jerusalem, then come here and I walk over how or become what it once was in this city right now any kind of new discovery. If you go to the Israel Museum, is not to be missed.
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  • Probably one of the greatest models of any city anywhere. Extremely impressive. within the grounds of the magnificent Israel musuem  more »

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