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Olive Mount in Jerusalem photo

Several churches (Church of All Nations, Church of Mary Magdalene, Church of the Tears of Christ) are on the slopes of the three-headed Olives Mount (eleon mount). The Valley of Kidron – at its foot, and Temple Mount and Old Town – opposite it. And Olives Mount itself is the site where many of the events described in the Old and New Testaments took place.

The main event that happened at the top of this mountain is the Ascension of Jesus on the fortieth day of Easter. The Chapel of Ascension is at this place.

Most part of the southern slope of Olives Mount facing the Valley of Kidron is occupied by a Jewish cemetery. It was most honorable for any Jew to be buried at this cemetery, as it was traditionally believed that having come to the earth Christ will cross the Valley of Kidron and ascend Temple Mount. And then the Last Judgment will begin (that’s why the Arabs walled up the Golden Gate through which one can get from the Valley of Kidron to Temple Mount).

At the foot of this mountain there are several burials, including those of the Biblical prophets. The largest tomb is on the grave of the Biblical Absalom, the son of tsar David who rose against his father but was killed.

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The Temple Mount as viewed from the Olive Mount
Olive trees on the Olive Mount in Jerusalem
Olive trees grew on the slopes of the Olive Mount for several thousand years
The Church of All Nations and the Church of Mary Magdalene on the slope of the Olive Mount
Judaist cemetery on the slope of the Olive Mount goes down to Kidron Valley
Only some of the three peaks of the mountain is called the Olive Mount
There are ancient Judaist necropolises on many slopes of the Olive Mount
There are ancient Judaist necropolises on many slopes of the Olive Mount
Ancient stone slabs at the Judaist necropolises of the Olive Mount
Present-day Judaist cemetery on the slope of the Olive Mount
Judaist necropolises on the slopes of the Olive Mount
Judaist necropolises of the Olive Mount against the background of the buildings in the Muslim quarters of Jerusalem
At all Judaist necropolises of the Olive Mount the bodies were buried with the heels towards the Temple Mount
At all Judaist necropolises of the Olive Mount the bodies were buried with the heels towards the Temple Mount
In some places on the slopes of the Olive Mount necropolises came close to Kidron Valley
The tomb of Abishalom in Kidron Valley at the foot of the Olive Mount
Judaist cemetery on the slope of the Olive Mount and the tomb of Zechariah at night
Judaist cemetery on the slope of the Olive Mount and the tomb of Zechariah in daylight
Slopes of the Olive Mount
Olive trees on the slope of the Olive Mount
The Olive Mount of Jerusalem