Built in 1954, the Roman Catholic Church of Dominus Flevit (the Lord wept), is located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem overlooking a stunning view of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The site is venerated by Christians as the place where Jesus wept when prophesizing the impending destruction of the Second Temple.

The church was designed in the shape of a teardrop by Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi to symbolize Christ’s tears, and is held in trust by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.

During construction of the sanctuary, archaeologists uncovered artifacts dating back to the Caananite period, as well as tombs from the Second Temple and Byzantine eras.