Citadel / Tower of David (מגדל דוד‎), Jersualem (ISR)

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The Tower of David (Arabic: برج داود‎) is an ancient citadel located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City. Built to strengthen a strategically weak point in the Old City's defenses, the citadel that stands today was constructed during the 2nd century BC and subsequently destroyed and rebuilt by the Christian, Muslim, Mamluk, and Ottoman conquerors of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back 2,700 years, and is a popular venue for benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances. The name "Tower of David" is due to Byzantine Christians who believed the site to be the palace of King David. Seen here from The Armenian Patriarchate.

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Another beautiful photo.


Best regards,Nikos1954 from Greece-Piraeus.

Ho Thi Duc Tu. on September 29, 2013

Splendide photo. L + F Duc Tu.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 31, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by jvsphoto
    • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    • Taken on 2013/06/29 11:34:18
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash