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Tomb of Absalom, Jerusalem
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Tomb of Absalom, also called Absalom's Pillar, is an ancient monumental rock-cut tomb with a conical roof located in the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem. Although traditionally ascribed to Absalom, the rebellious son of King David of Israel (circa 1000 BCE), recent scholarship has attributed it to the 1st century CE.
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  • Tomb of Absalom (Absaloma) is located at the foot of the Mount of olives, in the eastern part of the Valley of Cedron. Not very far from the old town. According to the legend, here is buried the son of King and Prophet David Absalom (Absalom). The entire Tomb made of stone. This is a very quiet, calm and nemnogoljudnoe place.
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  • Absolutely part of your visit in Mount of Olives,going down after GETHSEMANE IN FRONT OF THE BASSILICA take first road to the right to the dry river valley of KIDRON,UP TO THE FOUR MAIN MONUMENTS tomb...  more »
  • yad absalon had been for long the tomb of absalon son of king david ...the son who rebelled against his father and for that during centuries anyone who went close to this monument used to throw stones...  more »
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  • One of my favourite characters in the old testament. That troublesome son Absalom 😊. It was so great to pay my respects To this wild guy ah ha ah.😂 you should definitely come here and say how you doing Absalom after all these years.
  • The "Tomb of Absalom", is one of the most amazing monumental historic landmark. History comes alive right before your eyes! You can practically imagine David and his rebelious son Absalom's complicated relationship. also there is a pleasant atraction, there. there is a tent with a muscian,playing pleasant music,they serve cold and hot drinks as wel- all free of charge! you should definitely visit "Absaloms tomb"
  • Combined with the nearby tomb of Bnei Hezir, and Zecharia's tomb, the "Tomb of Absalom" is really a reamarkable elaborate tomb from the 1st century carved in the local rock. They were all made by families of Jewish priests and perhaps even royalty of Jerusalem in the first century CE.
  • Well preserved.
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