The cemetery which dates back to the early Islamic Period served as Jerusalem’s western border for a thousand years and was used as a burial site for some of Jerusalem’s most prominent Muslim families until the beginning of the 20th century. Today it is at the heart of West Jerusalem.
Over the years, the site has undergone extensive development, most recently for the controversial Museum of Tolerance.
During the tour we will look at artefacts discovered in recent excavations, learn about some of the prominent figures who are buried in the cemetery, examine tombs and gravestones, and discuss what the burial customs can teach us about the history of the city during the Islamic periods.
|Duration||The tour is two hours long.|
|Meeting point||Next to the taxi station just beneath the supermarket on Agron Street. Through Waze search for: 8 Gershon Agron , Jerusalem|
|For more details call||050-2741298|