Mormon Life Hacker has written an article about how to explore Old Jerusalem using Google Maps street view.
“Many LDS people who’ve visited the Holy Land will tell you that it deepened their understanding of the the scriptures in a big way. Being able to walk the same places where Old and New Testament figures, including Christ himself, once walked, changes their perspective and appreciation for the culture, languages, traditions, and the events and people of those sacred books of scripture.”
Now, a new update to Google Maps offers a small taste of actually going there. Using Street View, you can now view several important Biblical places in old Jerusalem via Google Street view shot with 360 degree cameras, such as the following:
- The Via Dolorosa (the traditional route Christ took, carrying his cross)
- Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the traditional location for the burial of Christ)
- Western Wall (of the Temple, or “Wailing Wall,” pictured above)
- Mount of Olives
- The Port of Jaffa
Here are some hints on exploring using Street View:
- To move around, hover your cursor in the direction you want to go.
- To see where you might go next, look for the X. Click once to travel to the X.
- To look around, click and drag your mouse (left, right, up, and down).
- To zoom in or out, scroll with your mouse or two-finger zoom with a touchpad.
- Click here for more help.
Read the article “Explore Old Jerusalem on Google Maps Street View” for a list of other places in Israel you might find interesting.