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Temple Picture

The Temple of Herod in the model of Jerusalem at the Holyland Hotel. The model shows Jerusalem as it must have looked in 63 AD., the end of the Second Temple era, just before the Romans destroyed the Temple in 70 AD. The models construction was supervised by Prof. Michael Avi Yonah and was based on descriptions of the city given by Flavius Josephus, the Talmuds, the Mishna, the Tosephtha, recent archaeological discoveries, and contemporary sources.

The Western (Wailing) Wall is all that remains of the Jerusalem Temple where Jesus ministered. Herod began the incredible remobeling project in 19 BC., and it continued long after his death. It was completed in 63 AD., only 7 years before the Romans destroyed the Temple in 70 AD.