Tonight begins the 9th of Av – the day we commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem and the final moments of the most glorious periods in Jewish history.

In the City of David, the place where Jerusalem began, the evidence of those periods and their tragic end are being revealed, bringing to light all that was lost and the incredible endeavors to reveal and rebuild our beloved and eternal capital.

Video credit: Amit Ben Atar, City of David Archives
Photo credit: Koby Harati, City of David Archives