Petra Hotel & Hostel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... tunnels under the Old City that were
build by the Muslims. They built the tunnels to raise the level of the
city so they would have a shorter walk to the great temple. The valley
below was a very long walk to get to the temple mount, so they built an
entire system to cover the valley and built an entire layer above. This
was instead of ...
... anonymous Pharaoh, gave the city to Solomon as a dowry present with his daughter in order to set up an alliance between the two. Solomon accepted and added her to his harem which was just beginning to grow at that time. Solomon then fortified Gezer, Hazor, and Megiddo with 6-chamber gates. Unfortunately, Pharaoh Shishanq got nervous about Solomon's expansions and fortifications, and so he attacked Rehoboam as soon as Solomon died—Gezer ...
... roamed the streets, shopping, eating, and exploring. I was impressed with all the things one could buy in the market. I mean I have been in so many outdoor markets, but this one was different. It had your typical tourist stalls mixed in with countless areas dedicated to certain foods: dried fruit, breads, pastries, meats, dairy, fish, candy and well pretty much everything else one could think of, and then to top it all off all these small speciality restaurants with the best ...
... walls. (The ramparts are walkways which let you walk on the top of the wall.) Earlier in the day I'd gone to the tourist center to download a nifty free app which marks out the route and gives you an audio tour. I explored the northern rampart walk, found it fun, and suggested to my new friend we try the southern walk. The app's tour was a bit dry and boring, so we decided to ignore it and walk on the rampart to enjoy the views. There wasn't anyone else there, so ...
... They borrowed the name “Tower of David” from the Song of Songs, attributed to Solomon, King David’s son, who wrote “thy neck is like the Tower of David, built with turrets, where one there hung a thousand shields, all the armor of the mighty men.” Song of Songs, 4:4.
We then proceeded onto the rooftops within the Old City, overlooking Jerusalem. Sadly, this is where the tour ended for Evette & I. The stones ...