Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem, al-Quds, Bait-ul-Muqaddas, is a city located on a plateau between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, it is one of the oldest cities in the world. In the ancient cuneiform from the early Canaanite period, Jerusalem was called "Urusalima", meaning "City of Peace". It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism). The city was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

Site Information

Country: Palestine

District: West Bank

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Canaanite

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

Date of Inscription: 1981

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