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Mount Zion

About the project

Mount Zion contains numerous archeological, religious and historical sites, including the House of the High Priest Caiaphas (where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was taken the night before he was handed over to the Romans), the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. The Jerusalem Foundation supported archeological excavations on the Mount between 1970-1974 led by archeologist Magen Broshi, who examined the succession of city walls, the area believed to be the site of Herod’s palace and a later Crusader palace, and the area of Caiaphas’ house. It later supported improvements to the entrance to the area atop the Mount, where the major sites are located.

The donors

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