1st century tombs in the Kidron Valley

Jerusalem Highlight 1st century tombs in the Kidron Valley

Just southeast of Temple Mount, you find a pathway through the valley with some strange stone monuments and tombs. The first is topped with what looks like an upside-down funnel. It got it's name based on 2 Samuel 18:18 where Absalom “set up for himself a pillar which is in the King’s Valley.” But the edifice has nothing to do with Absalom ;), but it represents a first-century funerary monument. Further along the path another funerary monument comes into view. This monument has a pyramid-shaped top and is named Zachariah’s Tomb. There's innumerable tombs that surround it, so take some time if you're into this stuff.

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April-May, September-October
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