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אמיר-ירחי
Writen by: Community Writers
20/04/2020

The Evolution of a Symbol

A Swastika at the Tower of David? What is the connection between the Swastika and the Holy Temple? The Swastika, the symbol of the Nazi Party, obviously evokes intense feelings not only on Holocaust Day and not only among Israelis and Jews. In the Western world, the swastika has been banned as a symbol of Nazism, racism and human evil. The emblem, adopted by Adolf Hitler in 1920 as the symbol of the Nazi movement, was a symbol that Hitler knew from the church of his youth. Hitler viewed this...
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ZEEV JABOTINSKY IN ARMY UNIFORM DURING WORLD WAR  1.

פורטרט, זאב ז'בוטינסקי במדים צבאיים, בזמן מלחמת העולם הראשונה.
Writen by: Community Writers
24/11/2019

Women who Built Jerusalem

Written by: Akiva Segal When one draws a timeline of the different historical periods of the land of Israel, a problem arise when trying to determine the starting date for the Byzantine era. Contrary to other eras, which began with the conquering of...
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Writen by: Community Writers
06/05/2019

Between the Honey and the Sting

A few months ago, a buzzing was heard around the Citadel.  The buzzing accompanied our normal routine and we didn’t give it much significance.  After all, there is a complete world of living creatures at the Tower of David – lizards run between the...
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kishle1
Writen by: Community Writers
07/02/2018

From Herod’s Palace to British Prison

‪Have you ever wondered what it was like to have been a prisoner in Jerusalem in 1947? Or maybe you’ve wondered how Jerusalem has looked throughout the ages, how it has evolved over time, or even just what it was like to be a Jerusalemite at any given...
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Writen by: Neta Yaron
24/10/2017

When Art meets History

The first exhibition held at the Tower of David took place in April of 1921 at the initiative of the “Society for Jerusalem,” a company under the auspices of the British government that was established to protect the cultural assets of Jerusalem...
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Writen by: Community Writers
13/08/2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, History Returns!

Just about everyone who ruled Jerusalem throughout history came here – to the Tower of David. It’s a matter of routine for us to be surrounded by archaeological remains dating to the times of the Hasmoneans, Romans, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Ottomans,...
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David2
Writen by: Community Writers
16/05/2017

Where was King David – really?

In honor of Jerusalem Day, and after dealing with copious questions, theories and assumptions, we have decided to clear up the story of King David and Jerusalem once and for all. King David, the victorious warrior who overpowers giants, plays the harp and...
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jerusalem-model
Writen by: Neta Yaron
25/10/2016

Around the World in 111 Years

One of the most interesting and beautiful exhibits at the Tower of David Museum is an impressive, 18 sq. meter zinc model of Jerusalem crafted in the 19th century. This unique exhibit was created in 1872, during the Ottoman period in Jerusalem, by the...
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