Today we visited the Haram al-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, which consists of thirty-five acres of buildings, fountains, and minarets, and is home to Islam’s holy sites on the Temple Mount in the city of Jerusalem. At the center of the sanctuary is the Dome of the Rock, while Masjid al-Aqsa stands at the southernmost end.
After our visit to the Temple Mount, we stopped at the Tomb of the Virgin, believed by Eastern Christians to be the burial place of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
After our trip to the Tomb of the Virgin, we boarded the bus and made for the city of Jericho, a city in the Palestinian Territories near the Jordan River.
Our next stop was Qumran, an archaeological site in the West Bank managed by Israel’s Qumran National Park. The Qumran Caves are famous for the famous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls.
We ended our day with a relaxing and fun-filled afternoon at the Dead Sea. After covering ourselves in the mud of the Dead Sea, our skin has never felt softer!