Walking the road from 2,000 years ago

by Chaya Cikk

This is unbelievably cool!! Walking a road that was built over 2000 years ago. This is history coming to life! Additionally, it strengthens the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

Walking the Road

Over time we have built roads, houses, office buildings and much more. However, everything we have built was built on top of roads and houses that are a part of our history. Located in Jerusalem, just south of the Old City is the City of David, where many archaeologists have been digging and finding treasures of the past. Treasures include coins, pottery and much more.

The most recent discovery is this road that leads from the Pool of Silwan to the Temple Mount, making the road around 2100 feet long. The pool, where people used to bath to purify themselves and then ascend to the Temple to bring a sacrifice to God.

Consequently, the discovery of this road comes at a time when people are trying to eliminate the connection between the Jews and Jerusalem. But you can not defy fact. This road that leads up to Temple Mount and can be dated back to the time when Jews walked on it, this is fact.


Jews from all over Israel would make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem to visit the Temple. It is written in the Bible that sacrifices needed to be brought at certain times of the year. Also on Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot, three of the main festivals Jews are required to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Finally, this is above all so cool! It’s watching history come alive. Reading stories from the Bible and then seeing where they happened. Stories that took place over 2000 years ago! The City of David is worth a visit next time you’re in Israel to see all these amazing cool artifacts from our history.

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