Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane at Jerusalem.

The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is an elevation northeast and east of the Temple Mount and the Old City of Jerusalem. The name derives from the original growth of olive trees.

In the Gospels, Gethsemane is the place voluntarily chosen by Jesus to bid farewell to his disciples; his solitude in the garden forms a counterpoint to the previous communion at the Last Supper.

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Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane.

PLATE LII.

MOUNT OF OLIVES AND THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.

  1. Mount of Olives.
  2. Mount Viri-Galilaei.
  3. Site of the Ascension of Jesus.
  4. Minaret.
  5. Arab Tower.
  6. Arab Tower.
  7. Place where Judas betrayed Jesus.
  8. Gethsemane.
  9. Tomb of the Virgin Mary.
  10. Valley of the Kidron.

Source: Jerusalem Explored. Being a description of the ancient and modern city, with numerous illustrations consisting of views, ground plans, and sections by Ermete Pierotti; translated by Thomas George Bonney (Fellow of St Johns College, Cambridge). London: Bell and Daldy; Cambridge: Deighton, Bell and Co. 1864.

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