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Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery

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Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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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.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Pipe Creek, Texas
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Pipe Creek, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The true and real Mount of Olives mentioned in traditional Biblical writings. You are there. Touching part of history. So, people thought if the were buried here, they would be the first ones to go to heaven.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to the cemetary as part of my visit to the Mount of Olives and then down to the Garden of Gethsemane. This was a very interesting place to see and we had a great guide who explained a lot to us as a group.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you no have A relative buried there I no see any reason to visit the place, today as it's almost full it's only the important rabies which are berried there , THER is A legend that the ones berried THER will be the first to rise when MASHIACH COME !!!!!

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Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was awed by the peace felt here... When visiting a cementary I always wear sunglasses... just in case 😬😳. I also really like being able to see the Old City of Jerusalem and its wall from the Mount Of Olives and visit all the different churches while getting some excercise because I walked from the Western Wall. It took... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredibly large and old cemetery on the slopes of the Mount of Olives - clearly the place to be for the Jewish after exchanging the temporary with the eternal. We witnesses a funeral going on from afar.

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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost completely full, a few sites are still available on the upper slopes, this cemetery is one of the oldest still being used on earth. Devoid of anything green, instead of flowers rocks and stones are placed on the graves as a sign of respect and devotion. With the old town and the part of Jerusalem in the background it... More 

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Walnut Creek
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Just an amazing place, right next to the Golden Gate, right outside of the walled city of Jerusalem.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

One of the oldest Jewish cemetery in the world over 3000 years old, which is still in use, right on the side of mount olive in Jerusalem

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The legend is that these folks are closest to Jerusalem (though outside the old city walls for reasons of ritual purity) and will rise first when the messiah comes. They are impressive for their sheer numbers. Note the rocks on top of the graves note visits from family and friends.

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