The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 54

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The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 54
The "Sorrowful Way"—The Legend of St. Veronica's Handkerchief—An Illustrious Stone—House of the Wandering Jew—The Tradition of the Wanderer—Solomon's Temple—Mosque of Omar—Moslem Traditions—"Women not Admitted"—The Fate of a Gossip—Turkish Sacred Relics—Judgment Seat of David and Saul—Genuine Precious Remains of Solomon's Temple—Surfeited with Sights—The Pool of Siloam—The Garden of Gethsemane and Other Sacred Localities
 
View of Jerusalem from the Northeast
The Wandering Jew
Mosque of Omar
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Submitted by scott on

Ian Strathcarron, in Innocence and War, visits the stations along the Via Dolorosa. He notes that the reported House of the Wandering Jew is not in the current guides' itinerary and apparently has not been for some time. In fact, he can find no reference to it's ever having been there.

Submitted by scott on

Ian Strathcarron, in Innocence and War, notes that what Twain referred to as the Mosque of Omar was actually Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Aqsa is actually Temple Mount.