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A night in Jerusalem, from the Cenacle to the Western Wall Tunnel

Every year around 100 visitors in Jerusalem get trapped by the so-called syndrome of Jerusalem, “a psychosis characterised by an intense religious theme that typically resolves to full recovery after a few weeks or after being removed from the area” …

Beside the Hagia Maria Sion Abbey, where the Holy Mary died.

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The road to the Greek Orthodox cemetery, close to the location of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ.

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Olive trees in King David’s garden beside the Walls of Jerusalem.

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The tower of King David and Jewish graves on the outer side of Jerusalem Walls

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In the narrow streets of Jerusalem …

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… on the roofs above the Arab Souk towards the Western Wall.

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At the Western Wall, remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple

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Into the Western Wall Tunnel, the closest point to the Holy of Holies

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With such historical places and prominent names, it is easy to understand where the Jerusalem syndrome comes from. I personally got a déjà vu after crossing the Jaffa gate, closeby David’s tower. Next stop: a day in Jerusalem!

Posted by Lorenzo Borghi on December 4, 2013

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