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January 17th and 19th - A History of Health Care and the Ramparts Walk

posted Jan 13, 2011, 2:11 PM by Jack Cadranel
This week see Jerusalem from a new point of view.  Take a look at health care through the ages in the Old City and survey Jerusalem from above as you walk the ramparts.
The tour on Monday January 17th is called In Sickness and In Health. Roman Jerusalem had a healing centre and a temple dedicated to Aesculapius the Greek-Roman god of healing. The knights of Crusader Jerusalem built a huge hospital to care for the many pilgrim visitors.  The Franciscan friars ran a pharmacy here for 400 years.  How come then that in the 1840s Jerusalem had no hospital at all until the missionaries arrived? Come and explore health and health care through the ages in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Meet just inside the Dung Gate at 9.30am.
On Wednesday January 19th take A Walk on the Walls from the Citadel to the Dung Gate.  The tour starts at the Tower of David and follows the Ramparts Walk southwards past the Armenian Quarter, Mount Zion and the Jewish Quarter to the Dung Gate.  Leaving the ramparts near the Western Wall, it winds its way back through the markets and the Jewish Quarter to the Jaffa Gate.    
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.
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 entrance fees of NIS 7 on Monday's tour and NIS 16 on Wednesday's.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .