Mount Zion, mislocated and thus misnamed by the Crusaders in the 12th century, is today, home to at least five significant sites: The Room of the Last Supper (Upper Room), King David’s Tomb, The Dormition Abbey, Oscar Schindler’s grave, and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Although not in the Old City of Jerusalem, it’s close proximity means that it is often included in tours of the Old City. As you pass between Mount Zion and the Old City through the Zion Gate, note the pock marks on the stones surrounding the gate, evidence of a firefight here between Trans-Jordanian and Israeli forces during Israel’s War of Independence in 1948. At that time Israel lost the Jewish Quarter in the Old City, home to Jews for 600 years. But it managed to retain Mount Zion and thus King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion. The tomb was the closest holy site to Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount, so it became the object of Jewish pilgrimage until Israeli forces took the Old City and Temple Mount in the 1967 Six Day War.