Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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Seen in the distance amongst the ruins is Mount of Olives, also known as Har HaZeitim, in Jerusalem. The hill is 2,900 feet tall consists of 3 summits with a tower on each. The hill is one of the city’s most religious places and acts as the main burial place for the citizens of Jerusalem. It is believed that the Messiah will appear at the Golden Gate of the Old City and resurrect the dead buried on the Mt. of Olives burial grounds. Some of the key architectural points on this 2 mile stretch of hill include the Dome of the Ascension, the Garden of Gethsemane (including it’s olive trees), and the Church of Mary Magdalene.


(accessed 1 Nov 2011)

(accessed 1 Nov 2011)


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, religious architecture, historic