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The Mount of Olives (or Olivet) is an extended upland located near the Hebron Valley and the East Wall of the Old City. Since ancient times, local residents have grown olives here. The mountain has three peaks: North, Middle and South. The northern summit, located 826 meters above sea level, is called Scopus. The university campus is located here.
On the South peak (816 meters) there is the Arab village of At-Tur, as well as the Orthodox Ascension Monastery.
The middle peak, which is 814 meters above sea level , is occupied by the Lutheran Center and a charitable medical institution. In the southern part of the Mount of Olives there is an ancient Jewish cemetery.
Some of the tombs located here are belong to the period of the First Temple. Here are the Graves of the Prophets - burial niches located on the territory of the cave, where, according to one of the existing versions, the prophets Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi are buried.
On the Mount of Olives, as well as at its foot, & nbsp; are located significant cultural and historical landmarks of Israel - such as the Garden of Gethsemane, the Russian Monastery of Mary Magdalene, and the tomb of the Virgin Mary.
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Topic: Mount of Olives (Olives) in Israel, Jerusalem resort.