Jehoshaphat's Cave

Jehoshaphat's Cave (HM17FH)

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N 31° 46.641', E 35° 14.324'

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מערת יהושפט

— مغارة يهوشافاط —

This is a burial complex from the Second Temple period. The facade of the cave features the relief of a gable resembling the roof facade of a sacred building. The decorative style is drawn from Hellenistic art, which influenced Jewish burial architecture at the end of the Second Temple period. The complex contains a number of burial niches; the identity of those interred here is not known. The cave's name comes from the identification of this part of the Kidron Valley as the biblical Valley of Jehoshaphat.
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HM NumberHM17FH
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:18am PDT -07:00
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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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