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Dominus Flevit

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Identification

Dominus Flevit
Chapel of the Tear, Franciscan Mount of Olives Chapel
כנסיית דומינוס פלוויט
הכנסייה הפרנסיסקנית של הר הזיתים
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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Facts

  • During the works, discovery of ancient Jewish cemeteries from the 1st century BC to 5th AD, meant the site could not have been used by Jewish Priests as previously thought.
  • The existing chapel is built on the ruins of a 5th-century monastery.
  • Named in Latin, meaning "As the Lord wept".
  • The dome in the shape of a tear drop, with phials on the corners, such as women used in antiquity to catch and store their tears.

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Location

Mount of Olives
Jerusalem
Jerusalem District
Israel

Technical Data

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1955
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