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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  • August 13, 2017
    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 »
  • July 30, 2017
    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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  • May 4, 2017
    You can find the Tomb of Absalom in the Valley of Jehoshaphat situated directly between the Old City and the Mount of Olives. Here you find a handful of interesting historic tombs, including the Tomb ...  more »
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  • February 11, 2017
    Well , I can only dream of being there with my Lord , this was my best tour ever, Amen from John in Niagara Peninsula
  • May 22, 2016
    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.
  • June 21, 2015
    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"
  • December 10, 2016
    Read 2 Samuel 15 to 18.
  • April 21, 2015
    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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