Holyland Model of Jerusalem

The Holyland Model of Jerusalem is a 1:50 scale-model of the city of Jerusalem in the late Second Temple Period. The model was moved from its original location at the Holyland Hotel in Bayit VeGan, Jerusalem, to a new site at the Israel Museum in June 2006

Date Landscape Notes Locate within City
c. CE This is a picture of the model of Herod's Temple in Jesus's time, also known as the Second Temple or Beit HaMikdash. N/A
c. BCE City of David
c. BCE Pool of Bethesda, according to the Gospel of John, was a swimming bath, and was located on the eastern side of the city near the Fortress of Antonia. [Locate]
c. BCE The Pool of Siloam was a rock-cut pool on the southern slope of the City of David, the original site of Jerusalem, located outside the walls of the Old City to the southeast. [Locate]
c. BCE Three of the four notable towers, from left to right: Mariamne Tower (left background), Phasael Tower (center foreground), Hippicus Tower (right background)
c. BCE Herod's Palace was built in the last quarter of the 1st century BC by Herod I the Great. It was the second most important building in Jerusalem, after the Temple itself, in Herod’s day and was situated at the northwestern wall of the Upper City of Jerusalem. [Locate]
c. BCE The Upper Market was not far from the Temple in the northeastern corner of the Upper City on Mount Zion. [Locate]
c. BCE Herod's Theatre was a large auditorium with no roof and semicircular rows of seats ascending from the center stage. [Locate]
c. BCE Towards south of the Temple, leading to the Huldah Gates near the Synagogue of the Freedmen was the Hippodrome, built by Herod like a Roman Circus, for horse and chariot races. Josephus mentions that the sports Hippodrome was a great amphitheatre built by Herod the Great in the plain. [Locate]
c. BCE The Monument of King Alexander Jannaeus (reigned Judea 103-76 BCE) was located near the Pool of the Sheepmarket (Bethesda). Josephus wrote of the monument of Alexander (Jannaeus) on the east of the city [Locate]
c. BCE Model of the Tomb of Huldah as seen in Holyland Model of Jerusalem. The Western Huldah Gates in the Southern Temple Mount Wall are visible in the background as well. [Locate]
c. Model of Antonia Fortress with Lions' Gate. [Locate]
c. BCE Model of the David's Tomb as it might have looked in the first century CE. [Locate]
Latest Update: January 07, 2017