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Tour of Mount Zion and Armenian Quarter - June 7, 2018

IWC Archaeology is heading back to Jerusalem for a day tour of Mount Zion and the Armenian Quarter.

Everyone is welcome and the tour will be conducted in English.

Prof. Dan Bahat - leading Israeli archaeologist and Biblical scholar, especially known for his excavations in Jerusalem, particularly at the western wall tunnels - will be our expert guide.

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mount Zion (Hebrew: הַר צִיּוֹן, Har Tsiyyon; Arabic: جبل صهيون‎, Jabal Sahyoun) is a hill in Jerusalem just outside the walls of the Old City. The term Mount Zion has been used in the Hebrew Bible first for the City of David (2 Samuel 5:7, 1 Chronicles 11:5; 1 Kings 8:1, 2 Chronicles 5:2) and later for the Temple Mount, but its meaning has shifted and it is now used as the name of ancient Jerusalem's Western Hill.[1][2] In a wider sense, the term is also used for the entire Land of Israel.[3]

The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem also known as the Armenian Patriarchate of Sts. James (Armenian: ԱռաքելականԱթոռ Սրբոց Յակովբեանց Յերուսաղեմ Aṙak’yelakan At’voṙ Srboc’ Yakovbeanc’ Yerusaġem, literally "Apostolic See of St. James in Jerusalem") is located in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem. The Armenian Apostolic Church is officially recognized under Israel's confessional system, for the self-regulation of status issues, such as marriage and divorce.

Departure from Gate 4 of Tel-Aviv University at 07:30, please be on time!

07:30-10:00 TLV-Jerusalem with a stop at Latrun.

10:00-12:00 Tour in Mount Zion

12:30-13:30 Lunch at Mount Zion

14:00-16:30 Armenian Quarter and the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Return to TLV stop at Latrun

Cost: NIS 200 per person

This trip is suitable for people who are independent and do not need assistance. It is opened to English speaking friends. Please remember that time is a flexible dimension and may vary from the plan.

Please wear good walking shoes and bring your own lunch!

Contact information: Ilona - ilowino@gmail.com; 054 4506678

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For over 45 years, Tel Aviv University's Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, and the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures have been offering a course in the Archaeology of Israel to a mixed group of diplomats’ spouses, members of the International Women’s Club and local residents who seek quality lectures on the ancient history of Israel and the region in English.

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