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13 Mount Zion in Jerusalem, Israel

You are probably eager to explore the Old City of Jerusalem. A good place to start is Mount Zion, located in the southwest corner outside of the city walls. Historically, Mount Zion referred to the City of David and also to Temple Mount. Since 70 AD, the name applies only to the Western Hill. Rising above the summit is the Abbey of the Dormition. The prominent sections are the bell tower of Hagia Maria Sion Abbey (right) and the Dormition Basilica (left). Adjacent places of interest on Mount Zion are King David’s Tomb (an empty sarcophagus) and the Cenacle (or Upper Room) where the Last Supper was held.

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Dormition Abbey, Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel

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