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The Light Festival in the City of David

 
As evening descends over the City of David, a tranquil, hushed atmosphere blankets the ancient city. The soft glow of multicolored lights illuminates the ancient hill rising majestically above the Kidron Valley. The biblical Gihon Spring, the beating heart of the ancient city, babbles quietly at the foot of the mound as its cool waters trickle down Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the ancient Shiloah (Siloam) Pool. 
Those walking through the City of David at night enjoy an enlightening and inspiring experience in which they witness the ancient city come to life before their very eyes, with soft sounds heard in the background, accompanying their journey.  
 
In the Royal Acropolis (Area G) from the First Tempe period, an artistic and nuanced exhibit is projected over the ancient mound, telling the story of the City of David in movement and sound. Out of the gushing stream that appears at the beginning of the show, the city of Jerusalem grows and flourishes into the capital of a prosperous kingdom. The silent remains of the ancient city come to life before the audience’s very eyes, unfolding into an impressive biblical city and then later deteriorating into the smoldering ruins of destruction. The spring serves as an anchoring point for the returning exile from Babylon, who revives the city to the height of its glory, only to be reduced to rubble once again… The show ends with a display of the rhythm embodied by the modern day city of Jerusalem.
 
  • Video-Art on the backdrop of antiquities in the City of David - A magical nighttime show - Entrance is free!
  • June 5-13, 2013 | 27 Sivan- 5 Tammuz
  • 8:00PM - 11:30PM  (Sat from 9:30PM to 12:00AM)
  • Evening tours will be offered on Thursdays (at a cost). For details >>  or dial *6033
Light Festival
  • The Jerusalem Festival of Light - City of David

    The Jerusalem Festival of Light - City of David

  • The Jerusalem Festival of Light- City of David

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  • The Jerusalem Festival of Light- City of David

    The Jerusalem Festival of Light- City of David

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