Saxum Christian Visitor Center in Abu Gosh, Israel
Abu Gosh, Israel. 14th February, 2019. Nested in the Judean Hills between the Arab Israeli village of Abu Gosh and the Jewish Kibbutz Maale Hahamisha, at a location associated with the biblical site of Kiryat Yaarim in which the Ark of the Covenant was parked before being brought to Jerusalem by King David, on the Emmaus Path that connects Emmaus Nicopolis to Jerusalem, Saxum, a new Christian visitor center opens its doors to visitors. Established by Opus Dei, a Catholic institution made famous by the 2003 novel “The Da Vinci Code”, Saxum aims to deepen tourist knowledge of the Holy Land through new and varied multimedia and other technologies in order to enrich the Holy Land experience and to provide spiritual guidance to Christian pilgrims.