Did Jesus’ Last Supper Take Place Above the Tomb of David?

Understanding the Cenacle on Mount Zion

Masonry of the Cenacle
This two-story stone building atop Mount Zion ranks among the most intriguing sites in Jerusalem. It is traditionally called the Cenacle (from the Latin coenaculum, “dining-room”) and you will find it just outside the present-day Old City walls to the south. The building’s lower story has been associated since the Middle Ages with the Tomb of David, the purported burial place of the Biblical King David, while the upper story—often referred to in English as the “Upper Room”—is traditionally believed to be the place of Jesus’ Last Supper.

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