Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1980

Description

The Mount of Olives is a mountainside in Jerusalem covered in a combination of magnificent architecture and stones. Among the various highlights of the Mount are the Church of Mary Magdalene, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Basilica of the Agony, and the wide stretch of land devoted as a cemetery. This large cemetery accounts for the multitude of rocks that can be seen on the Mount of Olives. In Jewish tradition, instead of placing flowers on a grave site that has been visited, the person places a stone. This indicates that the grave was visited and the deceased has not been forgotten.

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http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vie/Jerusalem3.html#Olives

(accessed 15 Nov 2011)

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Mount of Olives (Jerusalem); Architecture -- Religious architecture -- Israel -- Jerusalem; Cemeteries -- Jewish cemeteries -- Israel -- Jerusalem;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, religious architecture, historic, cemetery

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