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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. A visit to Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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Although it lacks a big selection of mid-range options, Jerusalem provides plenty of choices in the top-end hotel category. The Old City contains the bulk of Jerusalem's small hotels, inexpensive hostels, and religious hospices, all of which appeal to budget-conscious travelers. West Jerusalem offers additional options in the form of guesthouses and bigger hotels, some of which boast five-star ratings. If you just need a bed, consider a youth hostel, where you can choose between private and common rooms with Wi-Fi included.
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  • We viewed this cemetry from the mount of Olives and to me is the most amazing cemetry I have ever seen, a must visit.  more »
  • This incredible cemetery was destroyed and desecrated when in the hands of the Jordanians and Palestinians. After decades of hard work it has been restored by Israel. The view from Mt Olives is unpara...  more »
  • More than 100,000 graves on the western side of mount olives . Jewish burial started here 2000 years ago and almost never stopped . Many important Jewish people buried here . Cemetery was destroyed by...  more »
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  • Historical site in Jerusalem
  • 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.
  • A remarkable site relating to the history of Judaism and history of Jerusalem. Burial site of various figures, including one Israeli prime-ministery (Menachem Begin), and many Rabbis..