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Skull Hill (Golgotha)

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Address: Jerusalem, Israel

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I'm not sure how to rate a place with such negative connotations, but I was glad that I had the chance to see it. This site is currently a bus station but the wall of rock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'm not sure how to rate a place with such negative connotations, but I was glad that I had the chance to see it. This site is currently a bus station but the wall of rock overlooking it (also visible from the nearby Garden Tomb) is thought by some to be Golgotha, where Christ was crucified. Although we can't know... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The nose is missing on skull hill due to a tremendous thunder and lightening snow storm the night before. The rock fell away the morning we visited this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

power of the cross ,salvation realm,out of the city as written in the bible quiet place worthy to view experiencing the places of Christ impact to spiritual life best for churches , groups even families to experience the life of Christ on earth

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

No one is really sure where this ancient site is, but this is a great possibility surrounded by an amazing garden. It is still worth a visit

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited this site 4/11/14 along with the nearby Garden Tomb. I found the arguments for its historicity convincing. First, it is definitely OUTSIDE the old city walls, as stated in the Bible, while it is highly unlikely that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was ever outside the city walls, there is no evidence of walls near it and... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went on my own at dawn with the Holy Sepucher almost to myself - with the smell of incense and the chanting of monks - this was truly memorable. One can touch the rock of Golgotha through a hole under the altar, and touch time, space and history. Unique and unforgettable

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just a short walk from the Damascus Gate, there is a bus station and the hill that some people believe is "Golgotha" - where Jesus was crucified. The adjacent Garden Tomb is one of the most peaceful religious sites in or near Jerusalem. At the Garden Tomb entrance, I recommend accepting the offer of a free guided tour. Let them... More 

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Newent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were volunteers here for 2 months - such an amazing place! Hearing hymns being sung in so many different languages and meeting people from all over the world was such a brilliant experience. The one thing that kept being commented on by visitors was the fact that it is such a simple place after all the ornate icons of... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We visited the Garden a Tomb and Skull Hill. The visit was a bit rushed as we were late and the shock of sitting looking at what some people think was Golgotha left one unsure and perplexed. There is a bus stop in front of it and a cemetery on top. Whether or not it is the actual place where... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I took people over there to visit the sight because I am a guide and when we enter to the garden tomb we get a guide to show us the sight . It is a nice area but we leave it to people to decide if they believe what they see !!

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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Givat Ram

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