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Nadia Kushnir on January 11, 2014

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.

Анатолий Колосов on January 12, 2014

ШИК !!!

asanloj on January 12, 2014

A great edition LIKE Best wishes. Antonio

Nadia Kushnir on January 12, 2014

I thank you, Antonio!!!

Nadia Kushnir on January 12, 2014

Толь, снова увильнуть в сторону захотелось....

Boris Shmarkovsky on January 12, 2014

Отличная композиция! Картина!

zbyszek_urbaniak on January 12, 2014


Nadia Kushnir on January 12, 2014

Как бы рисунок давних времён... Пожелтевшая бумага... Спасибушки, Борис, Zbyszek!!!!!

Olga I. Yakovenko on January 13, 2014

Прекрасная графика!

Brian Gymer on January 13, 2014

Interesting info. Nadia,Like your rendition of the image. Best wishes from Oz..Brian.

Puna on January 13, 2014


Nadia Kushnir on January 13, 2014

Спасибушки, Оля! Сейчас можно изощряться над фоткой... Здесь несколько слоёв.

Nadia Kushnir on January 13, 2014

Many thanks, Brian, Anand!!!!! Kind regards. Nadia.

stacy metcalf on January 14, 2014

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

Nadia Kushnir on January 14, 2014

Many thanks, Stacy!!! Warm regards to Canada! Nadia.

Ladush on January 14, 2014


Nadia Kushnir on January 14, 2014

Под пылью веков....

Станковић Миломир on January 14, 2014

Јако лепо.

Nadia Kushnir on January 14, 2014

Благодарю, Миломир!!!!!!

Александр Доркин on January 15, 2014

Прекрасная работа! Отличная стилизация

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  • Uploaded on January 11, 2014
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    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2013/11/22 16:07:55
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 34.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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