pottery shop 521.
(photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)
During King Herod’s reign (37 BCE to 4 CE) and for decades afterwards, Jerusalem
expanded greatly to the north. This left the new neighborhoods unprotected, and
in 41 CE, soon after becoming king, Herod’s grandson Agrippa began building a
wall that would incorporate them into the city. The design called for such a
massive structure that after examining the foundations, Agrippa began to worry.
What if Roman Emperor Claudius got a look at the wall and thought Agrippa was
planning a revolt? Construction on the wall came to a screeching halt just about
the time that Agrippa experienced a sudden demise.If Agrippa had
completed the wall, could it really have held off the Romans? Decide for
yourself on this week’s Street Stroll, which also features an elegant
19th-century villa, a striking cathedral, three monuments, a world-renowned
pottery workshop and a famous tomb. If you like, you can end your jaunt at my
favorite humous joint in Sheikh Jarrah.
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