Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

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    THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE

    by mtncorg Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Olive trees within the Garden

    The olive trees vary between 300 and 2300 years in age - according to whom you believe. Here is the Garden of Gethsemane - identified as early as the 4th century as the site where Jesus was betrayed by Judas. The Church of All Nations is built over a much older basilica built by Theodosius I - 379-384 - some of the original mosaic floor can be seen. Focal point for the church is the rock on which Jesus is though t to have prayed prior to his arrest.

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    Garden Of Gethsemane

    by freya_heaven Updated Sep 9, 2004

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    Garden of Gethsamene & Mount of Olives

    The Garden of Gethsemane is on the base of the Mount of Olives.
    It is thought that this is the site where Jesus was arrested. It also houses some of the worlds oldest olive trees.

    It was probably a one off, but i was approached & propositioned by a local whilst wandering alone around the garden.............Just be aware!

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    The Garden of Gethsemmane

    by Goner Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Ancient Olive Trees

    There are ancient olive trees here that date back 2,000 years to the time of Christ. It was in this garden the Christ, wracked with doubt about his coming destiny, finally excepted his fate. The first church built here between 379 - 384 was destroyed by an earthquake. The Crusaders built an oratory on the site, but was abandoned arount 1345. In the beginning of the 20th century a basilica was built, which protects the "Rock of Agony " and the remains of the Byzantine Mosaics left by the Crusaders.

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    by maxovna Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Being in Jerusalem visit the GETHSEMANI GARDEN where Jesus Christ came after the Last Supper. Enter the Church of Agony where Jesus Christ had to make the agonizing decision. The church is rather small, semi-dark, the atmosphere is really depressing.

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    In the garden of Gethsemani...

    by ClaesDenmark Written Aug 24, 2002

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    In the garden of Gethsemani there is a very remarkable sculpture in a wall. The sculpture is about Jesus when he had the most difficult time in his life on earth. This time was so diffucult that he sweating blood.

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    Garden of Gethsemane

    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 13, 2012

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    Right outside the Church of all nations is a little area of olive trees preserved of what was the garden of Gethsemane

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    The last night.

    by CADUM Written Mar 13, 2005
    Gethsemane

    These olive trees are dated between 1000-2000 years old. The garden has a prescence about it. On slopes of Mt.Olive

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    The Gethsemani Garden is a...

    by ClaesDenmark Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    The Gethsemani Garden is a fantastic place to visit. It is kind of difficult to be a place that has so old trees.

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