Monday, March 11, 2013

Are You a Fan of Novelist Daniel Silva?
Make Sure to Read The Fallen Angel with Our Pictures Nearby

Bestselling novelist Daniel Silva has written a dozen books based on the exploits of Gabriel Allon, a fictional Israeli spy.  

Under the al Aqsa Mosque, behind the sealed
Hulda Gate. Note the staircase that apparently
 led to the surface and the Temple plaza
(circa 1927)
His latest page-turner, The Fallen Angel (Harper Collins), takes place in Rome and Jerusalem. 

Newly-released photo from Israel Archaeological Authority
archives. Stairs and passage under the Temple Mount (circa 1927)

The cave under the "foundation stone" and the Dome
of the Rock on the Temple Mount. Woodcut in explorer
Col. Charles Wilson's book, 1881

Silva's books are always well-researched, and if you've read The Fallen Angel or plan to read it, keep these links containing rare pictures of subterranean Jerusalem close by.  On this page is a sampling of the pictures. 

View postings and photographs at Israel Daily Picture's 


  1. hyeokm90@gmail.comMarch 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. They bring back the pages of Fallen Angel so vividly. You not only write but also teach and I am fortunate that I am one of your readers. You are the reason my husband I traveled to Israel and we want to go back. Keep writing! Daniel.

  2. Since when does this site offer free advertising to a less than mediocre author for his latst pot-boiler of a novel?