Tombs of the Prophets in Wikipedia

The Tomb of the Prophets Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi (Arabic: Qubur el Anbia) is located on the upper slope of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel. According to Jewish and Christian tradition, the catacomb is believed to be the burial place of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, the last three Hebrew Bible prophets who are believed to have lived during the 5th-6th centuries BCE. The entrance to the large rock-cut burial cave is on the western side, where a staircase descends, flanked on both sides by a stone balustrade, down to the central hall.[1] The chamber forms two concentric passages containing 38 burial niches.[2] Research shows that the complex actually dates from the 1st-centruy BCE, when these style of tombs came into use for Jewish burial. Some Greek inscriptions discovered at the site suggest the cave was re-used to bury foreign Christians during the 4th and 5th centuries CE.[3] The site has been venerated by the Jews since medieval times, and they often visited the site.[4][1][5] In the late 19th-century, a Russian priest tried to purchase the location in order to build a church over the site. The sale was prevented due to a protest to the Turkish government by the Jews who contested the plan.[6]

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