This travel guide offers information for long or short visits for pilgrims, tourists or scholar-travellers. Seventeen routes describe the quarters of the Old City, the suburbs, Bethany and Bethlehem. There is a practical information section, including varied accommodation and a calendar of religious festivals and holidays. Supplementary essays cover the city's population, geology and topography, prehistory and history. Route and area maps, and more than 50 monument and museum plans are included. The author has carried out archaeological excavation and field survey work in Jordan, Iran, Lebanon and Italy.