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The Xystus Market - First Century Jerusalem
Photo of The Upper City Agora marketplace in the Second Temple Model.
The Xystus Market was not far from the Temple in the northeastern corner of the Upper City on Mount Zion. The Upper City was where the wealthiest people in the city lived in the first century AD. The high priests had their luxurious mansions there were many villas and King Herod's palace was unsurpassed in beauty. Even today the view from the hilltop is spectacular. The Xystus Market was the first Marketplace you would come to when leaving the Temple and entering the Upper City. Wealthy marketplaces contained fine shops with very beautiful items sold by the merchants.
Ps 132:13-14 "For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: "This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it."