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A famous places of pilgrimage is the Russian Orthodox Convent of the Ascension is located in Israel, in the village of A-Tur near a tall tower on Mount Olives next to the old city of Jerusalem. According to Orthodox tradition, this is the holy place where Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after his resurrection. A chapel behind the church is dedicated to St John the Baptist, and according to tradition his head was found in a jar hidden in a cavity under the mosaic floor of an ancient Armenian church.  The team of 360HolyPlaces filmed for you this place in VR-360. Click on the video 360.

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