Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery, Jerusalem

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Considered one of Jerusalem's major landmarks, Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery dates back more than 3,000 years. With the first burial on these grounds taking place in the First Temple Period, the site has grown to house approximately 70,000 tombs. Notable graves contain the remains of famed rabbis, artists, and political leaders. Many of the oldest tombs are located at the bottom of the mountain, in Kidron Valley. Make Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery a centerpiece of your Jerusalem vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jerusalem attractions website .
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  • One needs to be a clear - a Jewish cemetery is in no way to compare a Christian. At least not when it comes to the design of the Tomb or the Tomb decorations. The cemetery is huge and nestles on the slopes of the olives. A grave joins to the next, across many rows across. The graves are barren, on many gravestones are small stones - a Jewish custom of expressing memories and respect. The views of the old town is wonderful, especially at sunset.
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  • This cemetery is ancient. It is filled graves and gravestones from the distant past as well as more recent ones. For many years Jews were not allowed on the grounds and the local population used the g...  more »
  • According to the Jewish faith Scott will be undertaken from here to heaven is to be installed and the bridge of faith particularly rich in the world because of the millions of dollars they stay whether to place Jewish. The blessings of the window, window. The stones that shows how many people are visiting the Tomb
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