Tomb of Nicanor

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Tombs of Pinsker and Ussishkin in the cave

Tomb of Nicanor is a famous ancient cave. According to the Jewish tradition, this is the grave of Nicanor, who built the doors on the First Temple in Jerusalem. Two famous Zionist activists were buried there: Leon Pinsker and Menachem Ussishkin. They planned to turn it into a national pantheon (monument) for the Jewish people. After the establishment of the state of Israel the national pantheon was established on Mount Herzl in the west side of the city. The cave is located in the National Botanic Gardens of the Hebrew University in Mount Scopus in Jerusalem.

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