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Second Temple Model

Second Temple Model

Since the 1960’s a 1 to 50 scale model of Jerusalem as it appeared just prior to the Jewish Revolt against the Romans (A.D. 66–70) has been located on the grounds of the Holy Land Hotel in west Jerusalem.

The first major archaeological advisor was the world expert on Second Temple Jerusalem, Professor Michael Avi–Yonah.  Since then the model has been expanded and modified as new discoveries have come to light—under the auspices of a number of experts.

Until 2006 the model was located on the grounds of the Holy Land Hotel in west Jerusalem.  It is now located on the "campus" of the Israel Museum.

The images in this section were taken when the model was on the grounds of the Holy Land Hotel.  They may not be used for any but personal purposes without the expressed permission of the Holy Land Hotel.