Lost Worlds: Jesus' Jerusalem (2006) History Channel

Jesus' Jerusalem

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A team of field investigators uncovers the clues that will recreate vanished or hidden worlds. They use the latest research, expert analysis and cutting edge graphic technology to take us back.

  • See Jerusalem as it appeared 2,000 years ago.
  • Experts use clues from the Bible and other ancient documents to recreate the ancient city.
  • Extraordinary computer graphics bring the Biblical Jerusalem to life.

Tens of thousands of people travel every year to the city of Jerusalem, hoping to visit the places where Jesus walked, preached, suffered, was crucified and was buried. But in the two thousand years since his death, the city has been destroyed and rebuilt more than twenty times.

Our experts will follow the evidence to try to reveal the city that Jesus would have visited throughout his life. We will rebuild Herod’s temple mount, – in its time the largest man-made structure on earth, uncovering how the peak of a mountain was re-shaped into a high-walled plateau. They will explain the extraordinary manipulation of light and stone which created the Holy Sanctuary – said to “sparkle like a snow-capped mountain in the sun.” They will explore the network of aqueducts, pipes, tunnels and pools which kept this desert city from thirst and enabled it to handle a regular influx of pilgrims which would routinely swell its population from 30,000 people to 300,000. They will seek out some of the places where Jesus is said to have performed miracles, and find out what they looked like at that time. Finally, they will attempt to map the key locations of Jesus’ final hours: including the real route of the “Via Dolorosa” – the path which led to His place of execution. With new research and CGI, we will glimpse a world that’s been hidden for more than twenty centuries.


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