Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The CARDO in Jerusalem, Part 1


The CARDO in the Old City of Jerusalem used to be an ancient shopping mall built by the Romans. After the destruction of the Second Temple, the Roman emperor Hadrian changed the name "Jerusalem" into "Aelia Capitolina". The former shopping mall led from today's Damascus Gate (East Jerusalem) into today's Jewish Quarter. 

Here are a few photos from the part of the CARDO located in the Jewish Quarter. If you are planning a visit, you cannot miss it. The CARDO is one of the centers of the Jewish Quarters. Just below the Chabad Synagogue "Zemach Zedek".

The CARDO: Today there is a roof on top but originally, it used to be a regular street without a roof.

The original Roman stones at the CARDO

On the right: A group of Israeli soldiers with their tour guide

A picture showing the CARDO of the ancient days

The CARDO 2000 years ago

And this is what we see today.

Photos: Miriam Woelke

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