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. Actually not a tomb, just a large monument with a staircase in it and a cave next to it. All explanatory signage available. Not really a spot to visit in it's own rights but worth pop...  more »
  • The whole valley - and specifically the old tombs and monuments - is a central piece in the history of old Jerusalem, from the times of king David onward. The monuments are impressive, and the locatio...  more »
  • After passing through the door of the Lions, already out of the wall and 500 metres walk along the Derech HaOfel Street, has a magnificent view of the Mount of olives cemetery falling by much of the same, and in particular the tombs of Absalom and Zechariah. The picture says it all.
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  • Well , I can only dream of being there with my Lord , this was my best tour ever, Amen from John in Niagara Peninsula
  • 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"
  • Read 2 Samuel 15 to 18.
  • 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.

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