The Mount of Olives is another highly religious geological point in Israel. Named for the multitude of olive trees that used to habituate the area, the Mount of Olives spans a length of around 2 miles and has its highest point at 818 meters. Several architectural highlights along the space include: the Dome of the Ascension, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of Mary Magdalene, and the Dominus Flevit Church. The Mount of Olives is also a holy Jewish cemetery that consists of approximately 150,000 graves. The royal burial ground for important religious and political figures lies at the foot of the Mount near the Silwan village.
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Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, religious architecture, historic sites