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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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  • The Holy Land model is a complete scale model of the old city of Jerusalem during Jesus time. The details of the model is just astounding! Pool of Bethesda, pool of siloam and many others. Do take tim...  more »
  • Magnificent and huge model of Jerusalem in the second Temple period. It serves to understand the geography of the city and locate the ancient sites at the current level, at the time of "seeing" How was the Jerusalem of the century I. historical and archaeologically is very well done. There are audio guides that it explain, although I had the luck of go with a person that I was illustrating. Is suitable see this model before begin the tour of Jerusalem, especially for the lovers of the history, but also for which van of pilgrimage. Thus, for example, Christians may locate correctly the Via Dolorosa or the Antonia fortress in what was the city Jesús of Nazareth knew.
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