Steps to the house of Caiaphas. Joseph Caiaphas, known simply as Caiaphas in the New Testament, was the Jewish high priest who is said to have organised the plot to kill Jesus. Caiaphas is also said to have been involved in the Sanhedrin trial of Jesus.
Absalom's Tomb is built on the lower western foothills of the Mount of Olives, facing the old city of on the eastern side of the Kidron valley. This entire area is a large cemetery with thousands of tombs, and this is one of the famous and largest of all.