Jerusalem's Old City

An Aster* image of Jerusalem, or Yerushaláyim, or Yerushalaim. The old city, which has four quarters, is the lighter blue area in the right center of the image, and is surrounded by a 400-year-old wall built by the Ottoman Turks. Speaking of the Ottoman Turks, here are Earth Observatory images of Istanbul and of Gallipoli and the Dardanelles Strait.

image NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS,and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

*ASTER = Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer.

Virtual Tour of Jerusalem : high-resolution view from Mt. Olives : high-resolution view of Wailing Wall and Dome of the Rock :

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