Mount of Olives Cemetery

Attraction Type: Archaeology and History, Region: Jerusalem Area, Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem.
Source: Mount of Olives Cemetery
Region: Jerusalem area
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Since antiquity, Jews have sought to be buried on the Mount of Olives, where according to the Bible the resurrection will begin. Eventually, the cemetery grew to cover much of the mountain and is still in use. One of the earliest tombs, in the Kidron Valley, is attributed to David's rebellious son Absalom, another to the First Temple priest Zechariah; a third bears an inscription mentioning the sons of Hezir, an ancient priestly family. At the Mount of Olives Information Center near Absalom's Tomb, visitors can obtain information on the location of specific tombstones.

photographer: Audi Stiinool.

 

Products specifications
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
City Jerusalem
Region Jerusalem Area
Address Mount of Olives, Jerusalem.
Opening Hours Unlimited
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility No
URL https://mountofolives.co.il/he/

Since antiquity, Jews have sought to be buried on the Mount of Olives, where according to the Bible the resurrection will begin. Eventually, the cemetery grew to cover much of the mountain and is still in use. One of the earliest tombs, in the Kidron Valley, is attributed to David's rebellious son Absalom, another to the First Temple priest Zechariah; a third bears an inscription mentioning the sons of Hezir, an ancient priestly family. At the Mount of Olives Information Center near Absalom's Tomb, visitors can obtain information on the location of specific tombstones.

photographer: Audi Stiinool.

 

Products specifications
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
City Jerusalem
Region Jerusalem Area
Address Mount of Olives, Jerusalem.
Opening Hours Unlimited
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility No
URL https://mountofolives.co.il/he/