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Sacred Places, Sacred Ways

From the Esri Story Maps team comes this spectacular story map that brings to life five spaces that are sacred to different religions: Mecca (Islam), Varanasi (Hinduism), the Way of St. James in Northern Spain (Christianity), the Western Wall in Jerusalem (Judaism), and Lumbini in Nepal (Buddhism). This story map features gorgeous photographs, bird's-eye views, and maps, accompanied by explanations of each site's significance and history. These descriptions also explain common rituals performed at each site and note how these sites have changed in recent years. As the introduction explains, these sites reveal a commonality between the five major religions (and other religions): "to regard the journey to a holy place as sacred: the act of traveling to a religious destination is itself an act of devotion."
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July 21st, 2017
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July 17th, 2017 at 11:41am
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