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Tomb of Zechariah
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The Tomb of Zechariah is a free standing (monolithic) monument carved out of the bed rock.  Note how the rock on the right, left, and rear of the tomb has been hewn away.

Note the modern steps and the ancient door on the left rock scarp. This door leads into chambers behind the tomb of the "sons of Hezir."

This tomb well illustrates the variety of influences pressuring Judea during the Hellenistic Period. Egyptian influence can be seen in the pyramid-shaped roof, while the columns in the front are of the Greek Ionic style!

For another view of the tomb click here.