Judaean Mountains facts for kids
|Harei Yehuda / Jibal Al Khalil|
View of the Judaean Hills near Jerusalem
|Elevation||1,026 m (3,366 ft)|
|Parent range||Great Rift Valley|
|Type of rock||Terra rossa, limestone|
The Judaean Mountains, or Judaean Hills, is a mountain range in Israel and the West Bank where Jerusalem and several other biblical cities are located. The mountains reach a height of 1,026 metres (3,366 ft). The Judean Mountains can be separated to a number of sub-regions, including the Mount Hebron ridge, the Jerusalem ridge and the Judean slopes. These mountains formed the heartland of the Kingdom of Judah, where the earliest Jewish settlements emerged.
The Judaean Mountains were heavily forested in the ancient past. The range is mostly composed of terra rossa soils over hard limestones. In ancient times the Judean mountains were the allotment of the Tribe of Judah and the heartland of the former Kingdom of Judah.
- Around Jerusalem
- Temple Mount
- Mount of Olives
- Mount Scopus
- Mount Zion
- Har Nof
- Mount Herzl
- Mount of Rest
- Mount Hotzvim
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