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August 9th and 11th - Rechavia and Ir David

posted Aug 4, 2010, 7:12 AM by Jack Cadranel
This week our Jerusalem English walking tours take you to look upscale Jerusalem of the 1920s and of 1,000 years BCE.
 
On Monday August 9th tour Rechavia.  Built in the 1920s as a "garden suburb" the upscale neighbourhood of Rehavia was home to many of Israel's early leaders.  Take in the neighbourhood's architecture and history, hear the stories of some of its more famous residents and find out why Yekkes were living in Spanish streets.
Meet at 5.00pm at the corner of King George and Keren Kayemet Le'Israel Streets (just outside the Zionist institution buildings).
 
On Wednesday August 11th explore Ir David - The City of David.  Is the massive building Eilat Mazar has found really King David's palace?  The Canaanite water system is 3,700 years old but did David's army climb up Warren's Shaft to conquer the city?  How did King Hezekiah defend Jerusalem against the Assyrians 2,700 years ago?  Why were paving stones of a 2,000 year old stepped street deliberately broken through?  Come and see for yourself!     
Meet at 9.30 a.m. by the ticket office of the Ir David visitors' centre.
 
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water for these tours.  Each of them lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person plus site entrance fees.  There are site fees of NIS 30 on Wednesday's tour.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
 
Coming up in the following week: On Monday August 16th at 2.30 p.m. Rebuilding Jewish Jerusalem 1267 to 1860.  On Wednesday August 18th at 8.30 a.m. The Temple Mount.
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