Considered one of Jerusalem's major landmarks, The Jewish Cemetery dates back more than 3,000 years. With the first burial on these grounds taking place in the First Temple Period, the site has grown to house approximately 70,000 tombs. Notable graves contain the remains of famed rabbis, artists, and political leaders. Many of the oldest tombs are located at the bottom of the mountain, in Kidron Valley. Make The Jewish Cemetery a centerpiece of your Jerusalem vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jerusalem attractions website .
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Fascinating! Something that puts in perspective how old Jerusalem is and how well preserved the Jewish people have kept things. more »
We saw this from the Mount of Olives where our guide explained the importance of being buried as closely as possible to the Temple of the Mount in order to be resurrected at the Second Coming. A sight... more »
From this Jewish cemetery, you can get the best view of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
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 for Jewish people, there are over 70,000 tombs lining the mountain, leaving little space between burials at times. It is an impressive place to stop and reflect even for non-Jewish visitors to the Mount of Olives. You can see the cemetery up close while walking up the mountain sightseeing churches at the Mount of Olives. You can see it quite well from vantage points in the Old City as well.
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