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Israel, Jerusalem - Kidron Valley (1)
This curious structure is known in Arabic as Tantour Faroun (ĎPharaohís Hatí). In fact itís a funerary monument (nefesh) marking the entrance to a substantial catacomb with eight burial chambers cut into the cliff behind. It probably dates from the reign of Herod the Great. In guidebooks itís sometimes marked as the ĎTomb of Absalomí, but the legend that this is the tomb of Davidís rebellious son is a medieval fantasy.
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