Tiberias Ancient Jewish Cemetery

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Coordinates: 32°46′51.46″N 35°32′34.80″E / 32.7809611°N 35.5430000°E / 32.7809611; 35.5430000

A view from Mount Berenice to the cemetery and the Sea of Galilee

The Tiberias Ancient Jewish Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Israel. It has been used for thousands of years as a burial place for many people, including prominent figures of importance to Jewish heritage. It was closed in the 1990's.

The cemetery is located along the eastern slope of Mount Berenice and near the Sea of Galilee.

The Tomb of Rachel, Rabbi Akiva's wife, is an ancient tomb building located in the western part of the cemetery.

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