The Davidson Center at the foot of the Temple Mount is an archaeological garden full of finds from different periods, mainly from the Second Temple.
We invite you on a special journey in the times of the ancient days, the days of Jerusalem’s glory, when it was a magnet for the whole world.
When we travel abroad, our feet carry us to the beautiful and monumental places in every city we come to. Jerusalem of the Second Temple, was one of the most beautiful cities in the world according to the testimony of contemporaries at the time, and in the archaeological garden – Davidson Center, we can get an impression of the strength of the city’s construction and its splendor in that period and in other periods.
Here was one of the city’s most important centers of life throughout the ages and in order to uncover it, during the archaeological excavations, about 350 thousand cubic meters of dirt were removed from the area until the impressive remains that you will see there, began to be discovered!
We will start the tour at the new museum in the Davidson Center where we will get to know the city of Jerusalem from different directions.
We will get to know the history of the city from different perspectives, the story of the Menorah and the pilgrims during the Second Temple.
From there we will continue to the archaeological garden from the time of the Second Temple – we will hear the story of the pilgrims, the life of the temple and see all the remains from that period and the destruction.
In the garden we will stand under the remains of Robinson’s Arch which was the earliest commercial intersection in the world.
We will visit the remains of the shops that stood on the side of the road and overlook the mikvahs of purification that were used by the pilgrims to the Temple.
On the tour we will have the privilege to walk together on the wide stairs that King Herod built and lead to the Temple square, to view the remains of the Umayyad palaces that stood in all their glory a few hundred years later and to visit the impressive Byzantine rooms standing there.
At the Southern Wall we will hear about the pilgrims and the special buildings that Herod built for all the millions of pilgrims, the famous Huldah gates and we will observe the entire area around the Temple Mount.
The tour will be about an hour and a half.