The Via Dolorosa (Latin: “Way of Grief,” “Way of Sorrows,” “Way of Suffering” or simply “Painful Way”; Arabic: طريق الآلام) is a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. The winding route from the Antonia Fortress west to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre—a distance of about 600 metres (2,000 feet)—is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. The current route has been established since the 18th century, replacing various earlier versions. It is today marked by nine Stations of the Cross; there have been fourteen stations since the late 15th century, with the remaining five stations being inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Ziqaq is a project that aims to create a reliable source of information about the Old City of Jerusalem in both Arabic and English through an easy to use ICT application. The project has the power to attract young people’s attention with the goal of raising the awareness of relevant stakeholders including youth about the daily lives of the Jerusalemite community. The application includes maps, photos, and information about the landmarks of the Old City and the reality of the political situation in it guaranteeing an enjoyable experience for the users of the application. Ziqaq can be accessed through a website, application on smart phones, iPads, or tablets.