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Fabled Jerusalem: Steeped in history, politics and religion
Before Columbus and the illustrious class of 1500, many maps of the world showed Jerusalem as the center of the world. Jerusalem — holy, treasured, and long fought after among the three great monotheistic religions — has been destroyed and rebuilt 14 times. Its fabled walls are so strong that its defeats often came by starve-’em-out sieges.
May 5, 2013