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Ophel Archaeological Garden (Yitzhak Ben Youssef Levy Garden)

Dung Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-625-4403
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Until 1967 the Dung Gate was a side unimportant gate connecting Siluan -Shiloacgh and Mugrabi... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
Worth seeing in addition to the larger Archaeological Park

The Ophel Archaeological Garden is located on the south side of Haram esh-Sharif. You can enter... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Hong Kong, China
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This complex of archaeological excavations features the administrative complex erected on the Ophel Hill in the First Temple period, structures dating back to the days of King Solomon, Jewish ritual baths and sections of “Robinson’s Arch” from the Second Temple period.
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Dung Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Until 1967 the Dung Gate was a side unimportant gate connecting Siluan -Shiloacgh and Mugrabi Quarter today the main entrance of the road between Mount of Olives and the Western wall,After entering on your right going to the Southern Wall are the excavations of the...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Ophel Archaeological Garden is located on the south side of Haram esh-Sharif. You can enter this area as part of your visit to The Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center or view into the excavations from the roadside at Derekh Ha-Ofel. Here you will...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Gets you back to the time if the Temple of Herod. You can even sit on the ramains of the destroyed temple. It takes you to street level at the time of Christ.

Thank Jgregers
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I'm not sure why more people aren't at this site. The ruins inside are great. The steps and wall are spectacular. Great for kids. Mine loved walking the city wall and they were the only ones up there. Standing on the steps our Lord walked...More

1  Thank jvquarterback
Reviewed 27 March 2017

While you are in the old city, going to the western wall, etc, go walk over to this site. See the people doing an Archaeological dig, it is pretty cool to see this. Also look up at the wall (southern wall) you can see this...More

1  Thank aquamark762
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I had visited the Teaching Steps in 1999, and there is now so much more to see. From the fallen cornerstone of the temple to the kiosks of the moneychangers, there is so much history to experience.

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 16 March 2016

what a place you can still feel the terrible events who took place there....but also you walk and climb the stairs the children of israel used to enter the temple...the gates are still visible between the stones of the south ...wall..underneath we can see the...More

Thank Michel S
Reviewed 31 October 2015

It is great to see streets and shops from the first century and walk on stones that Jesus would have walked on. In a city that has been rebuilt so many times this is a great place to get past so many purely symbolic sites...More

Thank Yorkie137
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is an absolutely amazing attraction, where Jerusalem's remarkable history is laid bare. It ought to be one of the city's star attractions, crawling with tourists -- yet you are likely to have it more or less to yourself (give or take a bar mitzvah...More

1  Thank meveshan
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

The Ophel Archaeological Park is a must see for all who appreciate history. Since we didn't have a guide we appreciated the brochure we received with our tickets. Price is reasonable. We visited the 14 points of interest, but then from the Hulda Gate we...More

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