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    Aerial View of Mount Sion. “David took the stronghold of Sion, which is now the city of David.” 2 Samuel 5:7. The tomb of David and the Cenacle are located in the same building.
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    Excavations: The City of David, is a narrow strip of land beyond the southern edge of the Temple Mount.
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    Popularly identified as the tomb of King David, there is doubt as to the accuracy of the location. From biblical times King David’s burial place was associated with the City of David: “Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David.” 1 Kings 2:10. In the Acts of the Apostles St Peter declares: "Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.” Acts 2:29 The City of David and the area called Mount Sion are not coextensive.
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    The Upper Room. There is some doubt whether this is the site of the Last Supper. Tradition suggests that it may well be the room described in Acts: “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.” Acts 2:1-4
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    The Cenacle (Upper room) and the Tomb of David stand In the shadow of the Dormition Abbey built in 1900 on the site of an early Byzantine Church. Mary’s death and Assumption has been associated with this site since the 6th century.
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    Depicting the Assumption of Mary
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    Mary sleeping
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    Apse
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    The Church of St Peter in Gallicantu – St Peter at the crowing of the Cock. Some venerate it as the site of the house of Caiphas where Jesus was taken after his arrest in Gethsemane, Mk 14:53, and where Peter denied him, Matt 26:75. It is more likely that the house of Caiphas was further up the hill in the Armenian property beside the Church of the Dormition.

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