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The Russian Orthodox Convent of the Ascension is located in the village of A-Tur on Mt Olives. According to Orthodox tradition is the site where Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after resurrection.
The Russian Orthodox convent and church was built in 1870-1887. It was one of the Holy Land projects that were originated by Archimandrite Antonin Kapustin, as part of the Russians to expand their presence in the land and the Holy city.
A 64 meter high bell tower was designed to symbolize the ascension to heaven. It added a remarkable landmark in the Jerusalem's skyline, as seen on the right. It was the first Christian bell to operate in Jerusalem.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Jerusalem on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 31° 46' 28.74" N 35° 14' 0.59" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Russian Church of the Ascension.
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