Mount of Olives

 The Mount of Olives, site of many important biblical events, offers expansive views of the city. Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

The Mount of Olives, site of many important biblical events, offers expansive views of the city.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

Reading the Torah

Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis Jews gather at the Western Wall to read the Torah during a bar mitzvah celebration.

Jews gather at the Western Wall to read the Torah during a bar mitzvah celebration.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

Silhouettes, Western Wall

Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis A view of the Western Wall, with the Dome of the Rock visible nearby.

A view of the Western Wall, with the Dome of the Rock visible nearby.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

Site of Jesus’s Burial

Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis A priest prays in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to be built over the site of Jesus’ burial.

A priest prays in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to be built over the site of Jesus’ burial.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

Arab Quarter

Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis Shoppers congregate in the Muslim Quarter.

Shoppers congregate in the Muslim Quarter.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

Arab Quarter Vendor

Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis Customers eye the vegetables in a market in the Muslim Quarter.

Customers eye the vegetables in a market in the Muslim Quarter.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

View From the Tower of David

Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis A view of the city from the Tower of David.

A view of the city from the Tower of David.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

Bar Mitzvah

Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis Jews celebrate a bar mitzvah at the Western Wall.

Jews celebrate a bar mitzvah at the Western Wall.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

Arab Quarter Tourist Shops

Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis A street scene in the Old City.

A street scene in the Old City.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

The City at Dusk

Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis A view of the city from the Tower of David.

A view of the city from the Tower of David.
Photograph by Stefano Amantini/Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis.

 

This feature originally appeared in National Geographic.



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