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The Kidron Valley Tombs

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The tombstones in the Kidron Valley – The Absalom Monument, Zechariah’s Tomb and The Tomb of Bene Hezir
At the bottom of the Mount of Olives, close to the bed of the Kidron Valley, are a number of extremely impressive burial structures carved in the rock. These are burial caves and commemorative tombstones of the rich of Jerusalem and its priests that scholars think were built towards the end of the Second Temple Period. Despite their relatively late dating, they are popularly known by names connected with biblical events.

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