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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  • Must see. Memorable view to holy city. Best place to start experiencing Jerusalem. Much much more than sightseeing.  more »
  • Very interesting and educational visit. I enjoyed it very much and learned a great deal for our guide.  more »
  • The Mount of Olives has been a Jewish cemetary for over 3,000 years. It is said to have many miraculous properties. Those buried on the Mount of Olives will be resurected first at the End of Days. The...  more »
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  • Great views over Jerusalem. Cemetery itself was neat
  • 🇮🇱🇮🇱SHALOM SHALOM JERUSALEM PEACE BE TO YOU WHEN MESSIAH COMES TO TAKE US HOME MAY HIS PRAISE BE FOUND IN YOU......
  • The stones on the tombs avoid the ritual impurity of mixing living flowers with dead bodies; could come from a pun between ben and even, son (of God) and stone.
  • Very neat and organized.
  • Historical site in Jerusalem

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