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Visit Israel from Your Home: CBN News' Virtual Tour Shows You Israel's Biggest Archaeological Finds

05-21-2020
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Millions of people around the world have been forced into isolation as part of the global effort to stop the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Since no tourists are allowed in Israel during this time, CBN News is bringing Israel to you.

We are inviting you to join our virtual tour series and see Israel's most fascinating sites from the comfort of your own home. Ride with us on the Sea of Galilee, walk the ancient pilgrimage road to that Jesus once walked, and visit ancient Shiloh. 

This virtual tour page features archaeological sites and history from the time of Jesus and before. 

The coronavirus can't stop this incredible journey. Watch the Bible come alive with us. Come back here every day to see a new story added to this tour page. 

Today's Virtual Tour Story: Israeli archaeologists uncovered a Jewish suburb of Jerusalem from the around the time of Jesus in an Arab neighborhood as part of a salvage excavation.  the community likely interacted with pilgrims and provided goods for the Second Temple.  

 Archaeologists in Jerusalem’s Old City have uncovered a rare find.  As Julie Stahl reports it goes all the way back to the time of the first Jewish temple.

 Today we’re going to take you the Ophel just outside the Temple Mount to walls that were built in king Solomon’s time to protect Jerusalem.

 Several years ago, the Hebrew University recently announced one of its most significant archeological finds in years.  It's a discovery that affirms the biblical record and the life of one of Israel’s most famous kings. 

New discoveries by  Israeli archaeologists are showing us what the Temple Mount was like during the time of Jesus.

Today we’re going underneath the Western Wall to an area that was hidden for nearly 2,000 years to take a look at what archaeologists found there. 

In 1999, the Islamic group responsible for the Temple Mount began construction on a large underground mosque.  During construction, they dumped tons of debris into the Kidron Valley.  Here’s a look at what happened to that debris and the treasures that were found there.

Today we take you to the City of David where an Israeli archeologist has uncovered the remains of an altar dating back to Genesis.  It's believed to be from around the time Abraham met the high priest Melchizedek in Jerusalem. 

Ancient Jerusalem is often thought of as a man’s world but the discovery of a seal bearing woman’s name in the City of David indicates that some women, had status, too.

About ten years ago, Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem discovered a rare gold bell believed to be part of a priestly garment in the time of Jesus.  It’s one of the most significant finds here in the city.

The City of David holds one of the most important archaeological finds in recent months. Researchers uncovered the very path Jesus himself walked on as he and other Jews made their way to the temple in ancient Jerusalem.

Archaeologists believe they have found a tiny remnant from the time of King David in ancient Jerusalem.

Archeologists in Israel recently announced one of the most important discoveries in years. It answers a perplexing question about the ancient city of Jerusalem. 

Our journey continues in Jerusalem with a search for the ark of the covenant legends have placed the ark in faraway places like Ethiopia or Ireland. CBN spoke with one researcher who believes the ark might be a lot closer than people think.

To find our other virtual tours in this series, click on one of these links below:

Visit Israel from Your Home: Join CBN's Virtual Tour Through Galilee

Visit Israel from Your Home: Join CBN's Virtual Tour to the Jordan Valley & Dead Sea

Visit Israel from Your Home: Join CBN's Virtual Tour Through Jerusalem

Visit Israel from Your Home: Join CBN's Virtual Tour Through Judea and Samaria

Visit Israel from Your Home: Join CBN's Virtual Tour to Tel Aviv & Israel's Coast

Visit Israel from Your Home: Join CBN's Virtual Tour Through the Six-Day War

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