The recently excavated stepped stone street that leads from the Pool of Siloam up to the Temple Mount. The continuation of the street can be seen in the opening further up on the left side of the street. The Temple Mount is 1600 feet (a little more than a quarter mile) up these stairs to the north, but the excavation does not continue all the way to the Temple Mount.
The Jaffa Clock Tower is one of 7 clock towers built in Israel during the Ottoman period. Others located in Safed, Acre, Nazareth, Haifa, Nablus (West Bank) & Jerusalem (the only one not survived). This one (located at the entrance of Jaffa's ancient city) is made of limestone & incorporates 2 clocks - was restored to its state today. In the pic: the Clock Tower at night. Jaffa, ISRAEL
Thessalonica (modern Thessaloniki also called Salonika) is located 187 mi. [300 km.] north of Athens ("as the crow flies"). In the days of the apostle Paul it was the capital of the province of Macedonia and was a "free city." Paul visited the city on his second and third missionary journeys and wrote at least two letters to the church here.
The synagogue, dated to the 2nd Temple period (50BC - 100AD) is one of the oldest ever found, and was unearthed at Migdal, Israel. Archaeologists were particularly excited by the discovery of a large carved stone depicting the menorah -- a seven-branched candelabrum -- from the Second Temple which was destroyed in 70 AD during the Roman siege of Jerusalem.