Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mt of Olives has website of graves

The world's oldest Jewish cemetery just went online.

A new project undertaken by the City of David archeological Park, located south of Jerusalem's Old City and at the foot of the Mount of Olives cemetery, has begun the process of identifying and documenting tombstones throughout the entirety of the Mount of Olives and uploading the data to the Web.

Tens of thousands of graves on the mount have already been mapped and incorporated into a database, in the first-ever attempt to restorethe graves and record the history of those who were buried there. Theproject includes the creation of a Web site ( aims to raise awareness of the City of David and to honor thememory of those buried in the cemetery, as well as to inform about thetours and activities available.

1 comment :

  1. This is great. I have heard of so many stories of people going through a difficult search to find the grave of a distant relative.

    Will those banned from the internet be using this? Will they pay internet goyim to use it for them? Will they just walk all searching instead of using the internet?


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