Mount of Olives
Also referred to as Bull Mountian, Jebel az-Zeitun, Mount Olivet
Referred to as Bull Mountain by the Palestinians; the Mount of Olives rises 100m above the east of Jerusalem. It was a popular place for Jesus and his disciples to meet and it was also on their route to and from Bethany which lies slightly further to the east. In the scriptures it is the site of the Ascension, the journey from Bethany to Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday and, at its foot, the Garden of Gethsemane. A steep and small path runs down the mountain and is a popular route for pilgrims to take on their tour. There are extensive Jewish graveyards on the side of the mountain, with Christians and Moslems buried in similar places nearby, all three faiths sharing the belief that the Day of Judgement will start from Jerusalem.