The Tomb of Absalom, King David’s rebellious son, is located in Kindron Valley in Jerusalem. Located at the western foothill of Mount Olives, just outside the Old City walls, the area is filled with many cemeteries from various historical periods.
According to the bible, the tomb was built by Absalom himself, due to the fact that he had no sons. This story is recorded in Samuel I 18:18:
"Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place."
According to tradition, Jewish, Christian and Muslim pilgrims used to throw stones at the tomb. This caused a huge pile of stones to build up around the tomb. The area was cleaned in 1925, with the rocks removed from the site. Another story relates that parents used to bring their rebellious children to the site, as a means of changing their behavior.
The Absalom pillar is 14 meters (47 feet) high, and is made of a broad base that measures 20 feet square. The architectural design of the tomb is in the Greek design style. The designs are believed to have been introduced during the Seleucid period. Therefore, many archeologists believe that this is not the actual site of Absalom's tomb. They believe that the tomb was constructed in the first century, 1000 years after Absalom’s death. It is also believed that the design of the tomb dates it to the Second Temple period, when rich Jewish families erected monuments for their burial site.
A great edition LIKE Best wishes. Antonio
I thank you, Antonio!!!
Толь, снова увильнуть в сторону захотелось....
Отличная композиция! Картина!
Как бы рисунок давних времён... Пожелтевшая бумага... Спасибушки, Борис, Zbyszek!!!!!
Interesting info. Nadia,Like your rendition of the image. Best wishes from Oz..Brian.
Спасибушки, Оля! Сейчас можно изощряться над фоткой... Здесь несколько слоёв.
Many thanks, Brian, Anand!!!!! Kind regards. Nadia.
a GREAT work of art, well captured, Nadia.
i Like the low angle of your shot that eliminates the intrusion of modern clutter :)
i also Like your treatment of it. Feels good.
Regards & respect ~ Canada
Many thanks, Stacy!!! Warm regards to Canada! Nadia.
Под пылью веков....
Прекрасная работа! Отличная стилизация
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