Church of the Tomb of the Virgin (Mary's Tomb / Church of the Assumption)

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This is the traditional location of the tomb of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The site has a complex history, although most it is in a cave under a 14th-century facade. The site was owned at the time of our visit by the Greek Orthodox Church, although there is a sharing arrangement of various parts of the site (as with the Church of the Nativity) between Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox and Muslim groups.

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Church of the Tomb of the Virgin
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Church of the Tomb of the Virgin
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Church of the Tomb of the Virgin
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Church of the Tomb of the Virgin
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Church of the Tomb of the Virgin
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Gethsemene grotto
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Gethsemene grotto
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Mass in the grotto
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Church of the Tomb of the Virgin
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Mary's tomb
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Mary's tomb
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Sarcophogus
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Church of the Tomb of the Virgin
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Church of the Tomb of the Virgin
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Orientalist discourse
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Golden Gate
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Tour buses at the bottom of the Mount of Olives
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Tour buses outside the old city
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The old city
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Mount of Olives