The Mount of Olives or Mount Olivet (Hebrew: הַר הַזֵּיתִים, Har ha-Zeitim; Arabic: جبل الزيتون, الطور, Jabal al-Zaytun, Al-Tur) is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to Jerusalem's Old City. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. The southern part of the Mount was the Silwan necropolis, attributed to the ancient Judean kingdom. The Mount has been used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years and holds approximately 150,000 graves, making it central in the tradition of Jewish cemeteries. Several key events in the life of Jesus, as related in the Gospels, took place on the Mount of Olives, and in the Acts of the Apostles it is described as the place from which Jesus ascended to heaven. Because of its association with both Jesus and Mary, the Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and is today a major site of pilgrimage for Catholics, the Eastern Orthodox, and Protestants.
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So much history, so much to see
Totall unexpected, very interESTING, DONT MISS IT WHEN YOUR AT THE OBSERVATION POINT ONLY 2 MINS WALK AROUND THE CORNER
Closed at night but still somehow visible with artificial lights.
Little upper from there in front of the hotel, excelent Old city view point!
I went here on a Thursday just after noon and afternoon prayer. Times to visit religious sites are very important to know as a visitor, not down vote on stars for being locked. A humbling experience,and definitely worth a visit. You'll find it just half way down a flight of stairs from Rehavam Lookout Point.