Mount of Olives cemetery (archives)
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Mount of Olives cemetery goes online

Surfers can now seek information on graves, deceased on new website mapping out world's oldest Jewish cemetery

The oldest Jewish cemetery in the world is now online. A new website mapping out the graves on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem has been launched.


The site, which is the initiative of and sponsored by the Elad Association, now includes an information archive of some 20,000 tombs, and is constantly being updated.


The site provides an aerial view of the cemetery and surfers can search for tombstones by name of deceased and date of death, or use more advanced search options to locate graves.


The site also provides information on the deceased, and even offers directions to the cemetery and suggests nearby parking spots.


Burial on the Mount of Olives started some 3,000 years ago in the First Temple period, and continues to this day.


Now, with just a few clicks of the mouse, surfers can locate the graves of some of the most prominent people buried there, including former Prime Minister Menachem Begin, reviver of the Hebrew language Eliezer Ben Yehuda, Nobel Prize laureate author Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Henrietta Szold, and more.


פרסום ראשון: 01.31.10, 08:08
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