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Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

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Ranked #4 in Jerusalem Can't Miss Attractions
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"【Mount of Olives】Located on the east side of the Old City of Jerusalem, it is named after olive trees planted around the mountain and is a holy place for Jewish and Christian believers. It faces the Temple Mount where the Old City of Jerusalem is located. Standing on the heights of the Mount of Olives (in front of the Seven Arches Hotel), you can have a panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem. However, underfoot is the cemetery of tens of thousands of Jews. Jews always want to be buried on the Mount of Olives. The cemetery on the hillside is said to be the oldest cemetery in the world. From Bible times to today, tombs from 4000 years ago coexist with tombs today. There are an estimated 150,000 tombs on the mountain, including Including Zechariah (the prophet who prophesied here) and many Jewish rabbis from the 15th to the 20th century. For the Jewish people, this place is also a memorable sacred place. The Jewish cemetery is very simple, without flowers and sacrifices, only the collected stones are placed on the tomb as a memorial. In 70 AD, Roman troops camped on the Mount of Olives, besieged Jerusalem, and then destroyed the city. From the First Middle East War in 1948 to the Six-Day War in 1967, the Mount of Olives was occupied by Jordanians and the Mount of Olives was severely damaged. Jordanians used tombstones from the cemetery to build roads and military toilets. Many of the tombstones are thousands of years old. history. After the Six-Day War, the Israelis did their best to transport the surviving tombstones back to the mountain. The Mount of Olives is also where Jesus used to preach. The Gethsemane Garden under the hills is planted with rosemary called "Memory". Next to the Gethsemane Church of All Nations, also known as the Cathedral of Depression, the rock in front of the altar is said to be the last night after Jesus was betrayed Place. The nearby Orthodox church building is the Church of St. Mary the Goddess; next to it is the Domenez Flevet Chapel; above it is the Ascension Church, which is said to have the footprints of Jesus’ ascension; Peter Nieste Church not far away , Which contains the Lord’s Prayer written in 44 languages. In addition, the tomb of the Virgin Mary, Siloam Pool... have become holy places for Christians. Standing at the Tower of David in the Old City of Jerusalem, looking at the Mount of Olives, there are sparse olive trees and tombs everywhere. Looking further, you can see the separation wall on the border between Israel and Palestine..."
The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa

The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa

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"Historical Site"
Ranked #7 in Jerusalem Can't Miss Attractions
"The sad road is the way to go in Jerusalem. In the Old City of Jerusalem, there is a small road without a house number. It has been commemorated by Christians since the first century. It is the "VIA DOLOROSA" ("VIA DOLOROSA"). After Jesus was condemned to death, under the order of the Roman governor Pilate, he walked through the streets of Jerusalem with a heavy cross on his back, walked to the execution ground step by step, and then was nailed to the cross. He stayed fourteen times, and these fourteen places were the "fourteen stations on the bitter road." In 1731, Pope Clement XII confirmed the 14 iconic places where Jesus had stayed on the Passion Road, and thus came up with the term "14 Stations on the Passion Road." Many Christian believers came to Jerusalem to make a pilgrimage in the form of re-walking the sad road. This behavior is also called "worshiping the sad road." Most tourists who visit Jerusalem will also walk along the Fourteen Stations. Therefore, this route is also the most famous walking tour route in the Old City of Jerusalem. The road is 1.4 kilometers long and the last five stops are in the current Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The first stop was the Church of Conviction, the former Rome Approval Office. The Governor of Rome flogged Jesus and sentenced him to death. The Roman soldiers put a crown of thorns on Jesus and a purple robe. The second stop Jesus carried the cross. Jesus walked out of the courthouse, took up the cross in front of the door, and walked westward along the street, on a miserable road. The third stop: Jesus fell for the first time. The fourth stop. Jesus saw the Virgin among the crowd. The fifth stop. Simon and Jesus shared the cross. The sixth stop. Veronica wipes Jesus' cheeks. The handkerchief left the face of Jesus. The seventh station where Jesus fell during the second fall, the eighth station where Jesus spoke to the weeping woman, the ninth station where Jesus fell during the third time, the tenth to fourteenth stations, on the second floor of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jesus was stripped of his coat and nailed to Bleed to death on the cross. They were placed on a stone bed on the first floor, wiped, anointed, wrapped, and buried in the Holy Tomb. The frescoes in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre record the process of Jesus being put down from the cross, wiped and wrapped, until he was buried. Three days later, Jesus was resurrected and ascended to heaven. The four sacred sites in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre are places for Christian pilgrimages and need to wait in line, especially the altar on the second floor and the Holy Sepulchre on the first floor. Christians are crowded. This passage records the historical facts of Jesus walking towards Golgotha (Skull Mountain) to his crucifixion and being killed, which makes people feel the pain of Jesus' suffering for mankind."