Tower of David

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Migdal David outside at sunset - property of Israeli Ministry of Tourism www.goisrael.com & Photografer Noam Chen
Jaffa gate, Jerusalem, Israel
HaPalmach Street Jerusalem Jerusalem District 10240 IL
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The Tower of David , also known as the Jerusalem Citadel, is an ancient citadellocated near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.
The citadel that stands today dates to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods. It was built on the site of an earlier ancient fortification of theHasmonean, Herodian, Christian and Arab-Muslim eras, but was completely destroyed after the Mamluk conquest of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back over 2,000 years including a quarry dated to the First Temple period, and is a popular venue for benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances.

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