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A City in a Citadel

The book, “A City in a Citadel” presents the history of the fortress that is called The Tower of David. It is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks but it is much more than an impressive medieval fortification. The site, including the archaeological remains unearthed in the courtyard and the moat, is a fascinating treasure trove of more than 3,000 years of history. The stones of the Citadel bear witness to the events that have shaped Jerusalem from the times of the biblical kings of Judah, through the Hasmonean, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusader, Mamluk and Ottoman periods and up to the British Mandate and contemporary times. The site is a microcosm of the history of Jerusalem.
With photographs, illustrations and essays, the book uncovers the secrets that lie beneath the walls of the Citadel and ushers the reader into the past. It reveals the turbulent history of the fortress, it tells the stories and myths that link King David to the Citadel and it describes how the Tower of David became the very symbol of Jerusalem through the ages.

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Available in English, Hebrew, Deutsch
Number of Pages: 84
Dimensions: 16×23 cm
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30 ₪

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The book, “A City in a Citadel” presents the history of the fortress that is called The Tower of David. It is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks but it is much more than an impressive medieval fortification. The site, including the archaeological remains unearthed in the courtyard and the moat, is a fascinating treasure trove of more than 3,000 years of history. The stones of the Citadel bear witness to the events that have shaped Jerusalem from the times of the biblical kings of Judah, through the Hasmonean, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusader, Mamluk and Ottoman periods and up to the British Mandate and contemporary times. The site is a microcosm of the history of Jerusalem.
With photographs, illustrations and essays, the book uncovers the secrets that lie beneath the walls of the Citadel and ushers the reader into the past. It reveals the turbulent history of the fortress, it tells the stories and myths that link King David to the Citadel and it describes how the Tower of David became the very symbol of Jerusalem through the ages.