Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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Spring 3-1980


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.


(accessed 10 Nov 2011)

(accessed 10 Nov 2011)

Yadin, Yigael. Jerusalem Revealed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1975) p. 40


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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 sites