Jerusalem Old City and Mount of Olives

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Jerusalem Old City and Mount of Olives

In this online camera, you can clearly see the Old City of Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. The ancient historical center in a live broadcast is surrounded by powerful fortifications of the 16th century, erected under Sultan Suleiman I the Magnificent.

It is in the historical old center of Jerusalem online that the most important shrines of the three Abrahamic religions are located: the Jewish Western Wall, the Islamic mosques of Al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock, the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulcher. In addition, the Road of Sorrow originates from the Lion’s Gate, also included in the complex of old buildings, along which Christ carried his cross to Golgotha.

The old city of Jerusalem in a live broadcast is declared in its entirety a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mount of Olives

The Mount of Olives or Mount Olivet in the online camera is a valuable historical and religious site in Jerusalem, where a live broadcast is conducted from. Since biblical times, a Jewish cemetery has been located on its territory.

If you climb the Temple Mount and look at the Mount of Olives in the online broadcast, then the first thing you will see is dense rows of tombstones, as if scattered along its western slope. This is the last refuge of the Jews for thousands of years. From 1948 to 1967, the Mount of Olives in the webcam belonged to Jordan.

Among the tombstones and graves you can find the names of legendary historical figures such as Absalom, son of King David, Abraham Kook and Menachem Begin.

The Mount of Olives in the live camera is constantly mentioned in the Bible – the first notes are related to King David, who fled from his son Absalom through the Mount of Olives in the webcam. Its most famous mention is found in the prophet Zechariah, who claimed that with the approach of the End of the World, God will descend on the Mount of Olives in a live broadcast, and she, in turn, will split in half, marking the beginning of the resurrection of the dead.

According to the Christian religion, the last path of Jesus Christ lay along the Kidron Valley, passing between the Mount of Olives in the online broadcast and the Temple. On the northern slope of the Mount of Olives is located the Garden of Gethsemane, where, according to legend, Christ was captured. There are several churches on the mountain, including the Church of All Nations and the Church of Pater Noster.

Dome of the Rock

In the background of the webcam also you can see the most important symbols of JerusalemDome of the Rock, built in 687-691. This sacred building has the most important religious significance and considered as one of the oldest and most beautiful Islamic historical monuments. Dome of the Rock in the live stream is located on the top of the Temple Mount (Mount Moriah) next to the Al -Aqsa Mosque. A dazzlingly beautiful building is crowned with a golden dome Qubbat al-Sakhrah – the symbol of Jerusalem.

Qubbat al-Sakhrah (Dome of the Rock) and Al-Aqsa Mosque are different Islamic temples composing one complex – Haram esh-Sharif, clearly visible in this webcam.

For all its ancient history, the building of the mosque was rebuilt many times, destroyed by earthquakes and suffered from wars. At different times, the Dome of the Rock belonged to both Muslims and Christians. Since 1250 the mosque belongs to the Muslims.

The name of the Dome of the Rock online that place got because of the one ancient legend. There is the part of the rock inside the dome where the prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. The mosque also keeps the imprint of the Prophet’s foot and his three hairs. The rock is considered to be the center of the universe.

The interior of the Dome of the Rock in the online broadcast is strikingly beautiful: marble patterns cover the walls, the crowning parts of the columns are covered with gold, the beams and the upper horizontal bridges in the doorways are decorated with bronze plates with chasing and gilding. Clearly observed Islamic colors: white-blue-green-gold.

Watch another interesting live stream of Baltic Live Cam from Jerusalem – Western Wall.

Climate

Jerusalem online has a mountainous subtropical climate. Summer is dry and hot with an average temperature of +24 C, and the winter is quite cool with a lot of precipitation. The period from December to February has a temperature of about +9 ° C.

Weather forecast in Jerusalem for 7 days is available on our website online

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