50 Wonders | Hana Loftus: Temple Mount, Jerusalem

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The Hat Projects co-founder recalls her surprise at experiencing how a place she knew well from books was inhabited in real life

Wonder: Temple Mount / Haram Al-Sharif, Jerusalem

Nominator: Hana Loftus

As an undergraduate, I was eligible for travel grants (those were the days!) and thought that combining my desire to travel to the Middle East with the excuse of developing my academic thesis would be the perfect way to spend the college’s money and the summer between my second and third years. Wendy Pullan, my supervisor for architectural history and theory, suggested exploring the Old City of Jerusalem.

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