The mayor of Jerusalem hosted actress Helen Mirren during a visit to the City of David and other ancient archaeological sites in Jerusalem, where she enthusiastically explained the significance of history.

Standing on the 2,000-year-old, still-preserved main street of Jerusalem’s ancient marketplace, actress Helen Mirren explained the importance of seeing history and learning from it. The ancient City of David, where archaeologists have discovered solid proof of the Jewish people’s long-standing and historical connection to the land of Israel, is a site that all who visit Israel must see.

Listen to her inspirational words in the video below.