The Mamilla Mamluk Cemetery is one of the most important Muslim cemeteries in the Holy Land. The cemetery includes several Mamluk tombs and Sufi shrines. Mamilla in Arabic is derived from the words “Man Min Alla“ which means “coming from God”.

The Mamilla cemetery, which dates back to the 13th century Mamluk period. Many of the graves there have very interesting tombstones. About 70,000 people were buried here and many of those graves now lie under buildings and roads outside the park.

Mamluk cemetry of Mamilla

Photo: Ron peled