Tombs of Biblical Figures

WHS which contain a tomb attributed (correctly or by legend) to a "Biblical figure". Several figures "have" tombs in multiple locations according to different religious traditions. The "Bible" is defined as including any book in any Jewish or Christian tradition. Excluding partial "relics" held in reliquaries etc as opposed to a "tomb" supposedly containing a complete body.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aleppo The Great Mosque - The tomb of Zechariah Father of John the Baptist (not to be confused with the Old Testament prophet of same/similar name). He is mentioned in both the Bible (Luke 1:67-79) and the Quran. Muslim tradition places his tomb in the Great Mosque of Aleppo. See
Armenian Monastic Ensembles Supposed tomb of St Thaddeus
Ephesus Basilica of St John "stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle" (Wiki). See
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town Hebron has the tombs of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Esau and Leah in the Cave of the Patriarchs
Old City of Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jesus)
Samarkand another supposed location of the Tomb of Daniel. The "Khodja Daniyar" mausoleum (an alternative tradition is that it is the tomb of an early muslim preacher) See
Santiago de Compostela Traditionally the location of the relics of James, son of Zebedee
Vatican City St Peter's Cathedral - St James ("the Less") and St Philip. St Thaddeus is also known as St Jude and his remains are also claimed to be in St Peter's,


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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
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