King David Statue - King David's Tomb in Jerusalem

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Located on the Mount of Zion - the site of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb, is the golden statue of King David. 

The site of King David’s Tomb is sacred to Jews, Muslims andChristians. The Tomb and an adjacent Synagogue are located on the first floor,the Last Supper Room is located directly above on second floor and a MuslimMuezzin tower is located on the third floor. 

Mount Zion and King David’s Tomb are particularly important to Jewssince Jews were not permitted to enter the old city and the Western Wall duringthe Jordanian occupation of Jerusalem between the years 1948 and 1967. MountZion thus became the closest site to the Temple Mount which was stillaccessible to Jews. 

King David's Statue

The statue of King David depicts King David wearing a cape and playing a small harp. The Old Testament mentions thatDavid played the harp to sooth King Saul:

“And it came to pass, when the evilspirit from God was upon Saul, that David took a harp and played with his hand;so Saul was refreshed and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him”
(1Samuel 16:22-23).

The statue of King David has beena source of dispute in the Jerusalem municipality since the Ultra-OrthodoxJewish parties in city hall demand the statue be moved. According to Jewish tradition, God prohibitedthe making of idle statues and therefore some feel the statue desecrates theholy site. The statur of King David has thus suffered quite a bit of vandalism over the years. 

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