We viewed this cemetry from the mount of Olives and to me is the most amazing cemetry I have ever seen, a must visit.
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This incredible cemetery was destroyed and desecrated when in the hands of the Jordanians and Palestinians. After decades of hard work it has been restored by Israel. The view from Mt Olives is unparalleled in Jerusalem. Among the most sacred sites in Judaism, Christianity and...More
More than 100,000 graves on the western side of mount olives . Jewish burial started here 2000 years ago and almost never stopped . Many important Jewish people buried here . Cemetery was destroyed by Jordan after 1948 and partly restored after the liberation of...More
Very frustrating when you want to spend quiet & reflective time at the graveside of loved ones but are tense and on constant watch not to be attacked by Arab youths loitering around, desecrating grave stones or just looking to start trouble. The area needs...More
Beautiful views over the Jewish cemetery and toward the walls of the old city, looking toward the southern wall with it's 3 blocked off arches.
One of the impressive things you will see at the Mount of Olives is the Jewish Cemetery which lines the mountain slope. This is a 3000 year old cemetery which has been in use since the time of the First Temple. An incredibly important site...More
It is no wonder that observant Jews from all over the world choose to be buried here. They believe that they will be the first to rise and see the Messiah. I can believe that. We were at the cemetery especially to see the grave...More
It was interesting to see this old cemetery and learn of it's history as well as the mystery of all the rocks on top of the tombs.