Old Jerusalem: Tomb of Virgin Mary & Gethsemane Garden

Jerusalem, Israel

Pay a visit to the Tomb of the Virgin Mary and the adjacent Garden of Gethsemane. These Christian sites are historically linked to both prayer and betrayal.

Located right at the foot of Mount of Olives is the site believed to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary, inside of the Church of the Assumption which dates back to the 5th century. The tomb is built to resemble her son's tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Adjacent to the Tomb of Virgin Mary is the lush Garden of Gethsemane, believed to be the site where Jesus was arrested the night before his crucifixion. A key feature of the garden is the ancient olive trees, which are amongst the oldest known to science.

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