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The old city of Jerusalem: a view from the city of David (Ir David) toward Siluan Valley. Note that the buildings in Siluan Valleu are built over a cliff with Jewish burial caves from about 2000 year ago. This can be seen on the lower left corner above the pile of debris - there are several square entrance holes in the cliff for entering the caves. Many of the buildings are hidding the caves within them and using them as storage rooms and cellars. The valley at the bottom part of the picture is "gay ben hinom" - the valley of ben hinum.
The area in the picture was a cemetary of rich people who could afford to be buried in the caves opposite of the city of david.

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