Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish Cemetery on the Mount of Olives, is the most ancient and most important cemetery in Jerusalem.


An aerial view of the Mount with Jewish cemetery. The tombs of Absalom (lower left corner), Benei Hezir and Zechariah (bottom foreground) are also visible. The cemetery contains anywhere between 70,000 and 2 or 300,000 tombs from various periods, including the tombs of famous figures in Jewish history.