Originally this tomb has been ascribed to Absalom, the son of King David of Israel. Recent studies however point to it’s construction being sometime in the first century AD. A recent deciphering of a fourht century inscription suggests that the temple was uilt in honor of Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist.
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Cemeteries -- Jewish cemeteries;
Smolski, Chet, "Jerusalem: Kidron Valley, Absalom’s Pillar" (1980). Smolski Images. 736.
archeology, Tomb, cemeteries, historic