Jerusalem: the Confidence Given by History
This beautifully designed magnet from Israel evokes all kinds of feelings about the all too well studied past of Jerusalem. This is a souvenir that feels like a tribute to olden times as well as the complex history that has given Jerusalem the wide acclaim that it has received throughout the centuries. One can´t help but think about this when admiring the stone layout of the numerous buildings depicted, which seem to connote strength as well as unity. If you are a proud Jerusalem native, this isn´t a bad piece to have and may very well bring you strength and confidence every time you give it the time of day to check it out.
Its robust appearance is also helped greatly by its metallic make up which works wonderfully with light to give the whole piece a sense of glory and distinction. Although this magnet may not be sunny and warm, it does kind of make a statement about what it means to the owner.
Some Details of History
Jerusalem has a long history that takes us to 100O BC when it was founded by King David. It has been a longed city throughout history, a sign of this being that it was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Statistics show that is has been attacked 52 times, too much for just one city. This explains that in the Sixteenth century, the Ottoman ruler ordered the construction of walls. The area within the walls is called the old city and it is separated into four neighborhoods, each holding a different religion: Christians, Jewish, Muslims and Armenians.
Also it is considered a holy city, and religious events have taken place within its walls. Christians perceive as the city where Jesus was crucified, for Muslims, Jerusalem was the first site for prayer in their religious history. The Temple Mount and the western wall is the holiest place for prayer in the Jewish faith and tradition. Nowadays, is one the sites of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. All in all, this travel souvenir will give the traveler the chance to share his or her views on this intricate religious city.