Tomb of Absalom, Jerusalem

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Tomb of Absalom, also called Absalom's Pillar, is an ancient monumental rock-cut tomb with a conical roof located in the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem. Although traditionally ascribed to Absalom, the rebellious son of King David of Israel (circa 1000 BC), recent scholarship has attributed it to the 1st century AD.
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  • The best way to see it is from above bordering the wall between the Golden Gate and Dong Gate along with the Mount of Olives
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  • The tomb of the sands of the Mare, or the column of the sage. The first night of january 2019 to Israel to climb the mountain, you can see the road, in the valley of the sabotany and Zachariah's tomb. Look down on Jerusalem The tomb is very big, very beautiful, bigger than the previous view in the road map! Because of his sister's death... Usued his father's throne, the most dead, and the columns he built in his life were not torn down, but left his shame. Show to the people and let him be spit away. There has always been a vulgarity in the past, that is, the past crowd is still stoned towards him! Like the tomb of Zachariah, it is carved from a stone piece of rock, the bottom half of which is made of splendour and stacked on top. The columns are very tall and huge. The section along the base under the front post is 180 cm, only a little shorter than me. The whole body is 20 meters high, very tall! Archaeologists say this was built at the end of the second temple a thousand years later, but archaeologists have never relied on the years of the millennium or even surpassing the world. Archaeologists also believe that Jesus' tomb is a tomb church, not a flower tomb, but the truth is the opposite. In addition, there is a cave behind the tomb, and the ground on the Jerusalem hill shows the cave called the Shasaffa Cave, which is also a burial cave. But it's a way to go. Its valley is the Shafa Valley, the site of the doomsday judgment. There are so many stories about the valley that I find very interesting and worth a visit.
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  • Although this ancient tomb with a well noticeable conical roof is traditionally ascribed to Absalom, the rebellious son of King David of Israel (circa 1000 BCE), most certainly it was from much later age. But it has so much tradition connected to it and it such a recognizable sight of the city that it's already has a value of its own. Interesting fact: residents of Jerusalem would bring their unruly children to the site to teach them what became of a rebellious son.
  • A 2000+ year old Jewish necropolis set into a valley under the eastern part of the Old city's walls. Tombs range from luxurious structures carved into the lime stone rocks to tiny borrows carved under the cliff. Strewn around the area are the remains of hundreds of headstones and grave markers ranging from before the time of Jesus christ to the 19th century. A hauntingly beautiful though somewhat disturbing site
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