Mapping Religion in Jerusalem

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Mapping and Data Viz for the Ancient World

It’s not secret to anyone that Jerusalem is a tense and intense city, especially when it comes to religion. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all see this city in some way or another as a place of significant religious importance. Will (my classmate) and I are interested to do research in this field and see if there is any way to quantify religious importance of these religions throughout the years. Since this is obviously a very subjective topic by definition, we thought that maybe through the data and discoveries of artefacts dating to certain time periods, we may find patterns emerging and clusters relating to rituals, ceremonies and practices of a certain religion.

Here’s a visualization I designed for my interpretation of this idea:

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