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King David's Tomb, Jerusalem

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Open Hours: Summer: Su-Th 8a-6p, F 8a-2p; Winter: Su-Th 8a-5p, F 8a-1p
This synagogue and shrine is in the same building as the Cenacle . A cloth-covered cenotaph honors King David (who was actually buried in the nearby City of David: I Kings 2:10). Probably his tomb was mistakenly located here during the Byzantine period, when Christians celebrated King David and James, the Hebrew and Christian founders of Jerusalem, on Mount Zion. The present building was erected in 1335 by the Franciscans. However, the floor dates back to the second century, when it may have been the "little church of God" mentioned by Epiphanius of Salamis. A nearby room houses an exhibit on the Psalms and is especially worth seeing.