Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East
“Gethsemane, a place where the Savior prayed before the passion. It is at the foot of the Mount of Olives, and today the faithful eagerly go to pray there.” (Eusebius of Caesarea: end of 3rd Cent. A.D.)
Campus Florum (since 13th Cent. A.D.) – ‘Flower Garden’
Old Olive Trees venerated by Pilgrims (first mentioned in the 16th Cent. A.D.)
Architect Antonio Barluzzi, 1924
Archaeological Excavation: Father Gaudence Orfali. 1919
Ecclesia Elegans – ‘Beautiful Church’ (4th Cent. A.D.): wall foundations-capitals-mosaic floor
Church of Saint Savior (12th Cent. A.D.): wall foundations - opus sectile floor –
Erected by Custodia Terrae Sanctae, Ordo Fratrum Minorum – Franciscan Friars.
Location. 31° 46.754′ N, 35° 14.378′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Marker can be reached from Derech Jerico (National Route 417) south of Al Mansuriya. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Absalom's Tomb (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Jehoshaphat's Cave (about 210 meters away); Ritual Baths and Water Conduits (approx. half a kilometer away); Double Gate Monumental Stairs and Observation Plaza (approx. half a kilometer away); Western Wall (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Beit Hatzofeh Lookout (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Royal Quarter (Area G) (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Large Stone Structure (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
Also see . . .
1. Gethsemane. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Mary's Tomb. north of Gethsemane (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Mount of Olives; Kidron Valley; Tomb of the Virgin; Roman Catholic; Russian Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.