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Basilica of Ascension in Jerusalem photo

In the 7th century, in the period of Byzantine Empire there was built a big temple at the site of the Ascension of Jesus. However, it was completely destroyed in the Arab period.

Now at the place of the Ascension you can see the small Basilica of Ascension, which was built by the crusaders in the 11th century. At the chapel you can see a slab of stone with a footprint. According to the legend, it is believed to be the footprint of Jesus Christ («Stopochka»), which remained after his Ascension to the heaven. At nowadays the Chapel of Ascension belongs to the Arab, however, everyone can freely visit it.

At one of the heads of the Olive Mount there is the Russian Monastery of Transfiguration and Ascension. You can see its tall 64-meter bell tower almost from any point in Jerusalem and its environs. The Church of Ascension (main temple of the monastery) is at the place where the Virgin Maria stood when Jesus Christ ascended to the heaven. Nearby there is a small church built at the sites of the first and second finding of the Head of John the Baptist.

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Basilica on the place where Jesus Christ ascended to the heaven on the 40th day after the Easter. Now the place belongs to the Muslims.
«Footprint of Jesus» - the place in Basilica where the footprint of Christ remained after his ascension
Dome of the Basilica constructed on the site of the Ascension of Christ
Basilica of the Ascension of Christ on the Olive Mount
Muslim minaret at the entrance of the courtyard where the Basilica of the Ascension of Christ is located
Russian orthodox convent on the top of the Olive Mount, which was built on the place where Virgin Mary was standing at the moment of Christ`s Ascension
Bell tower of the Russian Orthodox Convent of the Ascension on the top of the Olive Mount can be seen from almost any point in Jerusalem
Church of the Ascension of Christ in the Russian Orthodox Convent of the Ascension on the Olive Mount
Interior of the Church of the Ascension of Christ in the Russian Orthodox Convent of the Ascension on the Olive Mount
View of the hills of Jerusalem from the Olive Mount
There is a church on the site of the Second Finding of the Head of John the Forerunner in the Russian convent on the Olive Mount
Bell tower of the Russian Orthodox Convent of the Ascension on the top of the Olive Mount can be viewed from almost any point in Jerusalem
Paths in the Russian Orthodox Convent on the Olive Mount
The well of the Russian Orthodox Convent on the Olive Mount
Bell tower of the Russian Orthodox Convent aspires to the sky similar to cypresses
Roads in the Convent of the Ascension of Christ on the Olive Mount
Monastery Hegumen tomb at the wall of the Ascension Cathedral in the monastery on the Olive Mount
Small doorway leading to the courtyard of the Basilica of the Ascension of Christ
Small mosque near the entrance of the courtyard where the Basilica of the Ascension of Christ is located
The bell tower of the Monastery of the Ascension of Christ on the Olive Mount can be seen almost from any point of the Old Jerusalem
The bell tower of the Monastery of the Ascension of Christ on the Olive Mount