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City of David (Detail)
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View looking north at the City of David (= the old ancient core of Jerusalem).

On the upper left side of the image is the "Golden" Dome of the Dome of the Rock. South of this, above the center of the image is the "Silver" dome of the el-Aqsa Mosque (now black). Below the el-Aqsa Mosque is the southern wall of the Old City of Jerusalem. Sloping down, in the direction of the viewer is a long sunlit area that is the Old Ancient Core of Jerusalem – the city that David Captured.

This Old Core is bounded on the left (west) by the paved road that basically follows the line of the "Central Valley." In ancient times the valley floor was probably 60 ft. below the current ground level.

On the right side of the image, the steep grassy slope descends into the Kidron Valley. The paved road on the right (east) side of the image is in the bottom of the Kidron Valley. The Gihon Spring is located inside of the building to the left of this road very close to the spot where it first appears in the image.