Monday, February 27, 2012

A city of 3 religions: the ancient city of Jerusalem

Holy city vocab:

Helena - mother of Constantine, Roman emperor; she converted to Christianity and led Constantine (city of Constantinople) to the same conversion.
sepulchre - tomb
via - street
dolorous - pain or sadness
Temple Mount - highest area of Jerusalem
Torah - holy book of Jews
Dome of the Rock - restricted to Muslim visitors at this time in history.
Romans destroyed ancient Jewish temple. Jews migrated away from Palestine to locations across Europe.