Notes from Saturday’s Walking Tour

I encountered this pounding the pavements in Jerusalem today!

No, not a proper book post though you could say the tour was related to THE book, the Bible.

Jerusalem is FULL of places that you walk by the outer walls a million times but have only a vague idea of what is hiding behind them (or not at all).This is the place to take guided tours, or you won’t know what you are missing. We do it fairly often.

Today’s tour took us to monasteries behind walls, one with a round church, gardens in the courtyard, and a branch of the Papal Biblical Institute (from the Vatican) in Jerusalem, where we encountered a real mummy from the Hellenistic period and an unusual homage to the Holocaust.

Here are some pictures.

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