See Michael Avi-Yonah, Pictorial Guide to the Model of Ancient Jerusalem at the Time of the Second Temple in the Grounds of the Holyland Hotel, Jerusalem Israel, rev. ed. Yoram Tsafrir (Herzlia, Israel: Palphot, 1993); Michael Avi-Yonah, “The Facade of Herod’s Temple: An Attempted Reconstruction,” in J. Neusner, ed., Religions in Antiquity: Essays in Memory of Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough (Leiden: Brill, 1968), pp. 326–335; David Amit, Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period (Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 2009). On the historiographic context of this model: A.J. Wharton, Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replicas, Theme Parks (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), pp. 220–223; Maya Balakirsky Katz, “Avi-Yonah’s Model of Second Temple Jerusalem and the Development of Israeli Visual Culture,” in Steven Fine, ed., The Temple from Moses to the Messiah (Boston: Brill, 2011), pp. 349–364; Yoram Tsafrir, “Designing the Model of Jerusalem at the Holyland Hotel: Hans Zvi Kroch, Michael Avi-Yonah and an Unpublished Guidebook,” Cathedra 140 (2011), pp. 47–86, Hebrew. Unfortunately, Avi-Yonah did not write a full narrative describing his process.