Absalom's Tomb

Absalom's Tomb (HM17DY)

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N 31° 46.641', E 35° 14.324'

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This splendid burial monument dates to the end of the Second temple period. The lower part of the monument is hewn and the upper part is constructed. The name derives from the biblical verse that tells of Absalom's construction of a monument for himself during his lifetime, which he called Absalom's Monument. However, there is no connection between the Bible story and the structure you see here, which was built 1,000 years later. The style in which it was hewn combines varied architectural traditions typical of Jewish art at the end of the Second Temple period. The interior of the monument is hallow; it contains a staircase and a burial niche.
HM NumberHM17DY
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 6:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)36R E 711993 N 3517938
Decimal Degrees31.77735000, 35.23873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.641', E 35° 14.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 38.46" N, 35° 14' 19.44" E
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