The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, Palestine

The most prominent landmark in this West Bank city 19 miles south of Jerusalem is a cave complex which according to biblical tradition was bought in the 6th century by the patriarch Abraham, along with an adjoining field, as a tomb site. Above it is a rectangular enclosure built during the 1st century BCE reign of King Herod, as well as a 7th-century Byzantine basilica (subsequently turned into a mosque) and a pair of small synagogues.



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