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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  • Descending into the Valley of Jehoshaphat from the garden of Gethsemane with a short but pleasant walk, we arrive at the tomb of Absalom a Biblical character not of the best known. The monument is carved into the stone and has two half-columns with Doric on the facades. It's an interesting and ancient artifact.
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  • The entry to the Valley of the Kidron has a nice kiosk with good wifi and free maps. Your first stop in this valley is Absalom’s Tomb.... interesting history. No-one around and great for photos! From ...  more »
  • Not really a tomb and more of a monument. Nothing to go out of your way to see, but if you're in the Mount of Olives or enjoy looking at monumental structures, then definitely take a look.  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
  • 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.
  • Read 2 Samuel 15 to 18.
  • Well preserved.

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