Mayville, New York: Tiny Model of the Holy Land

Built in 1874 as an outdoor study aid for teaching biblical history, Palestine Park is a nearly invisibly geographical scale model of biblical times Palestine.

Palestine Park

S. Lake Drive, Mayville, NY
On the lake side of S. Lake Drive just north of its intersection with Miller Ave. From the road it looks like a lumpy lawn of grass.
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Palestine Park.

Mini-Palestine Scale Model Park

Palestine Park is a scale model of the Holy Land, including cities, hills, rivers, and seas, in their approximately correct geographical relation, on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. Chautauqua Lake takes the place of the Mediterranean Sea.

A large mound of stones represents Mount Hermon, with an artificial stream representing the Jordan River as it flows south from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea.

[Farley Toothman, 05/14/2021]

The Park, which includes tiny -- sometimes nearly invisible -- versions of the Jericho Wall, Mount of Olives, Jacob's Well and other sites, was built in 1874 as a study aid for teaching biblical history.

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