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    Recommended sightseeing time:1 hour
    Village of Silwan, Jerusalem, IsraelMap

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    The Chicken Crow Hall on Zion, also known as Peter Crow Hall, is another famous church in Jerusalem. It is named after a biblical story about three times when Roman soldiers came to capture Jesus. Now, thanks to Jerusalem’s own historical background and turmoil, the Cockroach Hall has been rebuilt several times. But some of the mountain roads behind Chicken's Hall were encircled, and it was clear that the mountain roads were worn out by the passage of time, but it was proved that after the last supper Jesus walked alone down the road to Mount Zion and prayed to God for courage.

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    The Rooster Crow Church is actually a very famous church in Rome. It was originally built to commemorate Peter's denial of Jesus three times before the rooster crowed twice. According to some accounts this place was the residence of Caiaphas, the high priest at the time, the very famous place where Peter denied the events of Jesus. A Byzantine chapel was built on this site around 457, but it was destroyed by Muslim invaders around 1010. It was around 1102 that the Crusaders arrived and the chapel was rebuilt, using its present name at that time. At that time, after the fall of Jerusalem, the place was once again reduced to a piece of ruins, and it was not until 1931 that the reconstruction was completed. This roof is very distinctive, with a golden rooster. This church has a parking lot at the entrance, which is higher than the ground of the church. Coming to this courtyard, what you can see inside is the statue used to depict the denial event. The sculptures here depict roosters, women and Roman soldiers at that time. The inscriptions here are also some biblical verses. There are wrought iron gates on both sides of the entrance here, which are engraved with reliefs on the subject of the Bible. Here you can also see the huge five-color mosaics, which were used to depict some New Testament characters.
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