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New Tours for 2009

posted Jul 2, 2009, 12:51 AM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Jul 2, 2009, 12:54 AM ]
NEW for 2009

What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?


“What have the Romans ever done for us?” asks Reg of the People's Front of Judea in the film The Life of Brian, “… apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health.”  In this tour we’ll take a look at Roman Jerusalem and find out what they did for us and to us!


NEW for 2009

What Were Jews Doing In The Muslim Quarter?


Is the Old City of Jerusalem divided into four quarters each with its own population?  It sounds neat and tidy but it was never as simple as that.  Populations have moved from place to place and the boundaries of the “quarters” have always been fluid and porous.  This tour follows the story of the many Jewish homes, businesses and institutions to be found in the Moslem Quarter between 1850 and 1936.


NEW for 2009

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 ran a huge hospital to care for the many pilgrim visitors.  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 Jerusale