Byzantine Jerusalem



During the reign of Constantine the Great, in the fourth century A.D., Jerusalem became an important Christian city. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built on the site of the Temple of Aphrodite and the Basilica of Holy Zion at the south of the Western Hill.
Two and a half centuries later, Justinian built the massive Nea Church and extended the Roman Cardo further south.
The Temple Mount was left in ruins.