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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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  • Absalom was King Davids rebellious son.This tomb is an ancient rock cut tomb with a comical roof in the Kidron Valley. 
  • יד אבשלום הוא מונומנט מדהים שנמצא בנחל קדרון. אין חניה צמודה לאתר אבל עדיין שווה את ההליכה. יש מידע נוסף במרכז מידע של הר הזיתים 
  • Few tourists attend the Kidron Valley (yet equidistant of the old city and the Mount of olives). This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the world. Graves, graves by the thousands. More than the pyramid of Zechariah, I want to see the tomb of Absalom (because of the Faulkner novel "Absalom Absalom") but is not good. The place is impressive and the view of the ramparts of the old town with its doors in light angle is splendid.
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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.
  • חצוב בסלע