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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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  • 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 »
  • On Saturdays many things are closed, but the Valley where this Tomb is seems to be always opened. It was the best time to come because I could enjoy the walk quietly and take all the pictures, enjoy n...  more »
  • the name of the tomb is controversial as some say that this is the tomb of David's son and others believe it was a tomb of a wealthy nobleman, either way...the tomb is impressive and worth admiring. R...  more »
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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.