10 Interesting Facts about Jerusalem

Have you ever heard about Jerusalem? Facts about Jerusalem will inform you about the oldest cities in the world. It is also a holy city for many major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam which is located in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. There were many ancient history of Jerusalem. Besides, valleys surround Jerusalem on all sides, including the east, west, and southern sides. The other facts about Jerusalem will be explained below.

Facts about Jerusalem 1: Land

The Old City, East Jerusalem, and New City (West Jerusalem) are three sections of Jerusalem.

Facts about Jerusalem 2: The Old City

There were many walls that surround the old city. The walls were built by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman in 1537 and was finished in 1541. The walls were completed with 100 gates, but only seven are open. Besides, there were other walls around Jerusalem including Roman wall, the wall around the City of David and the Temple Mount.

The Old City
The Old City of Jerusalem

Facts about Jerusalem 3: East Jerusalem

East Jerusalem is also known as modern Arab section. It also becomes residential area.

Facts about Jerusalem 4: New City

The New City is also called as West Jerusalem. It was built in 1948. There are many development at there, including educational institutions, government buildings, residential areas, and museums.

New City of Jerusalem
New City of Jerusalem

Facts about Jerusalem 5: The National Botanical Gardens

There are National Botanical Gardens in Jerusalem which consist of six thousand plant species or more. You can enjoy various of plants at there.

Facts about Jerusalem 6: Tisch Family Zoological Gardens

Tisch Family Zoological Gardens is also known as the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. There are two main themes at there, including animals (mentioned in Bible) and endagered species.

Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Tisch Family Zoological Gardens

Facts about Jerusalem 7: Jewish people

Jerusalem is the Holi City or Ir Ha-Kodesh for Jewish people. It is also the City of David, the Biblical Zion, the eternal capital of the Israelite nation, and the site of Solomon’s Temple. That’s why it is very important for them.

Facts about Jerusalem 8: Jerusalem Holy Sites

There are many holy sites in Jerusalem. They are The Western Walll or Wailing Wall,
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount.

The Western Walll or Wailing Wall
The Western Walll or Wailing Wall

Facts about Jerusalem 9: Christians

The Last Supper, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection took place in Jerusalem. But do you know where in the bible was Jesus killed? That’s why it is important to Christians. Jesus also spent the last days of his ministry in Jerusalem. Besides, Bethlehem was pilgrimage place in Jerusalem due to Jesus was born at there.

Facts about Jerusalem 10: Muslims

There are many things which make Jerusalem is important to Muslims. It is the third holy place of Islam, after Mecca and Medina. Besides. It also place where Muhammad rose to heaven.

Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

We have talked facts about Jerusalem. Are you interested to read this article? Do you have anything to add about this amazing place? Hopefully it will help you to know more about Jerusalem. Enjoy reading!

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