The cemetery contains anywhere between 70,000 and 2 or 300,000 tombs
Second Temple Periods the Jews of Jerusalem were buried in burial caves scattered on the slopes of the Mount, and from the 16th century the cemetery began to take its present shape.
..: According to Jewish tradition, it is here that the Resurrection of the Dead would begin. The Messiah would appear on the Mount of Olives and head toward the Temple Mount.
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