List of Burials of Abrahamic Figures

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This page attemps to list burial places attributed to Abrahamic personalities according to various religious and local traditions. The locations listed are not based on factual evidence, but rather locations mentioned in the text of the Bible or oral traditions of indigenous peoples. Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Jordan and Iran have put monuments on the grave locations in an attempt to preserve them as holy sites.

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List of the Tombs and Burials


Cave of the Patriarchs
Cave of the Patriarchs, Hebron
Judaism: Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Esau and Leah
Sunni Islam: Adam


Masjid Ali
Masjid e Ali
Burials: Adam (Shia Islam), Naoh (Nuh)
According to Shi'ite belief, buried next to Ali within this mosque are the remains of Adam and Noah.


Chapel of Adam in Holy Sepulchre
Chapel of Adam at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Burials: Adam (Christianity)


Tomb of Eve
Tomb of Eve, Jeddeh
Burials: Eve (Hawa according to Islamic tradition)


Tomb of Abel (habil)

Nabi Habil Mosque
Nebi Habil Mosque (Biblical Abel), Zabadani Valley, Syria
Burials: Abel (Habil)


Tomb of Noah (Cizre)
Tomb of Noah, Turkey. It is situated in the courtyard of Nebi Nuh Mosque. To the east is Cudi Dağ, identified as Mt. Ararat in some traditions.


Mausoleum of Noah (Nakhchivan)
Mausoleum of Noah in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, restored in 2006. The tomb consists of remains of the lower storey of a former temple, with a ladder leading to a burial vault. The chamber contains a stone column which is rumoured to contain relics of Noah. Architecture of the construction is dated from the 8th century CE.


Hajr e Ismael, Mecca
Burials: Ishmael and Hagar (Islam)
A weak Islamic tradition relates that the graves of Ismail and his mother Hagar are located in this space. Pilgrims do not walk in the area between this wall and the Kaaba.

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