The city of Jerusalem has a history spanning back to the 4th millennium BC, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. Its current layout however largely originates from the Bizantyne period and the city walls were erected only in the 16th century. The city in divided in Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian quarters. The walled old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the world. It contains of some of the most holy sites for Christianity, Judaism and the Muslim faith: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall and Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque. The city draws a large number of tourists every year, many of whom come here for religious reasons. The status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem has been repeatedly condemned by the United Nations and related bodies.
Old town photo gallery  - 28 pictures of Old town
Dome of the Rock photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Dome of the Rock
Church of the Holy Sepulchre photo gallery  - 26 pictures of Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Western Wall photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Western Wall
City walls photo gallery  - 13 pictures of City walls
28 photos of the walled old city of Jerusalem, which contains some of the holiest sites of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths
22 photos of the Dome of the Rock, which houses the Foundation Stone, a holy site in the Jewish and Islamic religions
26 photos of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites of Christianity, built on the tomb of Christ
21 photos of the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem, the holiest site of the Jewish religion
13 photos of city walls surrounding the old city of Jerusalem
Mount of Olives photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Mount of Olives
Modern Jerusalem photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Modern Jerusalem
Views and miscellaneous photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Views and miscellaneous
12 photos of the Mount of Olives, is a mountain to the east of the old town with a special significance in the Christian and Jewish faiths
10 photos of the modern part of Jerusalem
15 miscellaneous photos and views of Jerusalem
Gallery with all images
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