December 12, 2019 - STS - Jerusalem
A distinctive character that highlights the archaeological, historical and geographical formation of the 1st-year students is the monthly topographical visits to the most important sites in and around Jerusalem. As the pictures show, they lastly visited the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, located in the medieval citadel near the Jaffa Gate, the historic entrance to the Old City. During the tour guided by Fr. Gregor Geiger, the students had the opportunity to know in detail the major events in Jerusalem’s history, beginning with the first evidence of the city in the second millennium BCE, until the city became the capital of the State of Israel. The place itself is a fascinating archaeological site which uncover various periods of its history and of the most significance events related to the three largest monotheistic religions. All new students should be grateful to have these spiritual and enjoyable trips around the Holy City!