House of the Virgin Mary Near Ancient Ephesus in Turkey
The house of the Virgin Mary near ancient Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey is believed to be where she lived and died. Visit the chapel, drink holy water and see the wishing wall
World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites
Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood is famous for its loud street fashion (embraced by singer Gwen Stefani, among others), but it’s most popular attraction is hardly a household name. The tranquil Meiji Shrine attracts roughly 30 million annually, as does the Sensoji Temple, making them the world’s most-visited sacred sites.These Japanese sites no doubt benefit from their location in Tokyo, a major metropolitan area and significant tourist destination. Most of the local population adheres to…
Where Were the Old Testament Kings of Ancient Jerusalem Buried?
Jeffrey Zorn presents some of Raymond Weill’s early-20th-century plans from his Jerusalem excavations in “Is T1 David’s Tomb?,” Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2012. To view
Interior of the Tomb of Lazarus, which is a traditional spot of pilgrimage located in the West Bank town of al-Eizariya, traditionally identified as the biblical village of Bethany, on the southeast slope of the Mount of Olives, some 2.4 km (1.5 miles) east of Jerusalem. The tomb is the purported site of a miracle recorded in the Gospel of John in which Jesus ressurects Lazarus.
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John the Baptist
It is believed to be part of the home in which John the Baptist was born to Zechariah and Elizabeth, and perhaps even the site of his birth at the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Ein Kerem, Israel