The Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge in East Jerusalem with three peaks running from north to south. The highest, at-Tur, rises to 818 meters. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. The Mount of Olives is associated predominantly with Jewish and Christian traditions but also contains several sites important in Islam. The mount has been used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years and holds approximately 150,000 graves.
Church of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Israel. Officially called The Church of Agony or the Church of All Nations. It is located next to the olive grove where it is believed Jesus prayed and was arrested on the Friday before he was crucified.
Makhtesh Ramon (Israel). 'Standing on the edge of Makhtesh Ramon you can witness millions of years of evolution beneath your feet and barely imagine that this barren landscape was once a sea. Freezing cold at night, but baking during the day, the makhtesh, or crater as it’s commonly known, is a place of extremes.'