The Mount of Olives is situated on a mountain ridge to the east of the old city of Jerusalem and it was so called as it was covered with olive trees in antiquity. The Mount offers good views of the east of Jerusalem, most notably the Haram al Sherif complex, including the Al Aqsa mosque, the Dome of the Rock, the Dome of the Chain and the eastern city walls.
Date of Visit
16th July 2013
29th July 2013
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Lucy O'Connor, “Views of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed January 18, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/526.