מצודת מוזיאון מגדל דוד

Hamshushalaim Events at TOD

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The Night Spectacular

החזיון האור קולי במוזיאון מגדל דוד

The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a nightime show which is a celebration of sight and sound. Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel’s courtyard and to the sound of original music, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images.
The Night Spectacular uses trompe l’oeil technology – the stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the screened images envelop the viewers and whisk them off to a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience.
Innovative techniques and a sophisticated computer system operate 20 projectors, 10 video players, 14 computers and 14 loudspeakers. All this in addition to some 10 kilometers of cable and two projection rooms.
The Night Spectacular, the first of its kind in the world, is for everyone – tourists from Israel and abroad, families, speakers of all languages and all Jerusalem lovers.

During Hamshushalaim:

When? Friday and Saturday at 19:00, 20:00
Dates: 1.12.16 | 3.12.16 | 8.12.16 | 10.12.16 | 15.12.16 | 17.12.16 | 22.12.16 | 24.12.16
Show runtime: 45 minutes. Please dress warmly – the show is open air
Hamshushalaim price: 40NIS

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The Camera Man Exhibition

סיור בעקבות הצלמים הראשונים של ירושלים

The exhibition “The Camera Man – Women and Men Photograph Jerusalem 1900-1950” focuses on the major photographers who lived and worked in Jerusalem during the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition takes an original look at this complex and fascinating city and presents the visual work of the photographers who worked here, illustrating how they saw the city and how the city was reflected in their work.

Early Photographers and Historical Photos in the Old City (in Hebrew): The tour traces the work of the first photographers and photo shops in the Old City. We will visit the photography exhibition and examine the work of Armenian and American photographers and visit places where historical events were documented and are etched in the historical memory of the city’s residents. We will hear stories about the Armenian Photo Workshop, the photo shops in Jaffa Gate Square and we will visit Photo Iliya which has operated in the city for three generations.  The tour encompasses the Tower of David, Jaffa Gate Square and the Christian Quarter.

During Hamshushalaim:

When? Fridays at 9:30AM
Dates:  2.12.16 | 9.12.16 | 16.12.16 | 23.12.16
Duration: Two hours
Hamshushalaim price: 40NIS, including cake and coffee

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From Herod’s palace to British Prison

קישלהA guided tour of both the Citadel moat and the” Kishle”, one of the most fascinating hidden spaces in the Tower of David Museum compound – an underground space that spans the history of Jerusalem. The tour will include the “Kishle” building which was built in 1834 by Ibrahim Pasha, the Egyptian ruler, and continued to serve as a military compound even after it was returned to Ottoman control in 1841. During the Mandatory period the building was used as a police station and prison, and pre-State underground Irgun members were imprisoned in its walls. During the archaeological excavations that took place there over the last decade a “timeline” of Jerusalem was discovered – finds from the First Temple Period, the remains of Herod’s palace and tanneries and dying pools from the Middle Ages. On the way, the tour goes through the south-western part of the moat of the fortress where unique and fascinating archaeological remains were uncovered.

During Hamshushalaim:

When?
English: Fridays at 10:00AM
Hebrew: Thursday at 10:30AM
Dates:
English: 2.12 | 9.12 | 16.12 | 23.12
Hebrew: 1.12 | 8.12 | 15.15 | 22.12
Duration: Two hours
Hamshushalaim price: 30NIS

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