Jerusalem City Trip 4th part; Inside Mount Olives

8-days Pinoy solo backpacking in Winter Israel
November 02 to November 10, 2013


The Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to the Jerusalem's Old City. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. The southern part of the Mount was the necropolis of the ancient Judean kingdom. The Mount is central to Jewish tradition since it has been used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years and holds approximately 150,000 graves. Several key events in the life of Jesus as related in the Gospels took place on the Mount of Olives, it is described as the place from which Jesus ascended to heaven.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_of_Olives

Landmarks on the Mount of Olives include Yad Avshalom, the Tomb of Zechariah, the Church of all Nations, the Church of Maria Magdalene, Dominus Flevit Church, Chapel of the Ascension, Gethsemane, Mary's Tomb, Church of the Pater Noster, the Seven Arches Hotel, Augusta Victoria Hospital, Orson Hyde Memorial Garden and Beit Orot. At the foot of the mountain lies Emek Tzurim National Park and the Temple Mount Sifting Project.

strolling Mount Olives (Church of all Nations & Mary Magdalene Church)

strolling Mount Olives (Church of all Nations)

strolling Mount Olives (Church of all Nations)

strolling Mount Olives (Gethsemane)

strolling Mount Olives (Mary Magdalene Church)

strolling Mount Olives (Mary Magdalene Church)

strolling Mount Olives (Jewish Cemetery)

Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest.

Gethsemane is a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem most famous as the place where, according to the gospels, Jesus and his disciples are said to have prayed the night before Jesus' crucifixion. 

Church of the Sepulchre of Saint Mary, also Tomb of the Virgin Mary, refers to a Christian tomb in the Kidron Valley – at the foot of Mount of Olives, in Jerusalem – believed by Eastern Christians to be the burial place of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

strolling Mount Olives (Mary's tomb)

strolling Mount Olives (Mary's tomb)

strolling Mount Olives (Tomb of the Prophets)

strolling Mount Olives (Tomb of the Prophets)

strolling Mount Olives (Emek Tzurim National Park)

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