Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Temple Mount You've Never Seen

If you've only been to Israel in the last five years, then you never had a chance to visit inside the Muslim buildings on the Temple Mount. In fact, chances are good you weren't even allowed on the Temple Mount at all. If you visited before the outbreak of violence in 2000, you likely visited these but probably were not able to enter "Solomon's Stables" below Al Aqsa Mosque. Now there's a recent video showing all of that.

When I first saw the link, I ignored it because it didn't seem that it would have anything of interest to me. Certainly no one has been able to take a videocamera through all of the off-limits areas in recent times. I was wrong. And the 4-minute video is worth watching if you have any interest in seeing the interior of the Dome of the Rock, the Al Aqsa Mosque and Solomon's Stables. The clip could benefit with an audio commentary explaining what you're seeing (including some remains of Herodian architecture!), but most of it is easy to understand.

Watch it at ynetnews.com.

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1 Comments:

  • Thanks for pointing this great site. It looks quite different from my visit in 1971. Someone has been busy underground. The video is a valuable tool for present study.

    By Anonymous Ernest Clevenger, at Mon Jan 09, 12:08:00 PM  

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