The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

By John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012

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Israel is filled with several priceless monuments and locations equally as important to the worlds big three religions. One such location is the site where Jesus is said to have ascended to heaven: the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Given its name for the olive groves that once inhabited the area, the Mount of Olives is now an important historical destination that now includes the most important cemetery in the Jewish faith, holding approximately 150,000 tombstones now home to deceased rabbis, writers and politicians.

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