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It takes your breath away to see right in front of you all the history taken right off the pages of the bible. If you have not been, you will never regret making this trip a priority. I really appreciate that they take the time...More
Inside the front doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher are a set of steps leading you up what used to be a hill to Golgotha or Calvary, meaning the place of the skull. The Roman Catholic chapel on the right overlooks Station X...More
The one at the Garden Tomb makes the most sense to be the real Golgotha. It looks like a skull and the area fits perfectly with scripture and Roman history.
It’s on a main road, which is where Romans would have hung crosses along that...More
I have been to both Golgothas: the one in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the one which you can see from the Garden Tomb. Because of the pomp in the church I prefer Skull Hill facing a car park. What would Jesus say?...More
We are glad that we had the opportunity to visit the garden tomb and see where Jesus was placed after His crusifiction. The guide was excellent and was careful to state that they were not 100% sure that it was tomb but there was no...More
Scholars debate and differ as to whether this is the true site of the crucifixion.
We had one of the volunteer guide who did his best to explain and persuade why this is the correct site. Who knows ?
But it is a somber place...More
According to tradition, the place is just outside the walls of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus, to the northwest, but inside the current old city (in more recent times the walls were moved northwards). It consists of a rocky relief of a few meters,...More
There is debate about whether this is the actual place of Christ's crucifixion and I don't know for sure although what the guide explained was very convincing. However, what is most important is what it signifies. Christ was crucified and died for our sins and...More
I visited this hill while in Garden Tombs. This hill is clearly visible from this location. If observed carefully, Certain parts of this hill show the shape like the eyes. That is why some scholars believe this is the true skull hill, the place where...More
Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
There are two Golgotha locations. The "Skull Hill" at this location is simply a rock outcropping that somewhat resembles a face, not a skull. Check the TripAdvisor photos. There is what appears to be a nose. Um… Skulls don't... More
There are two Golgotha locations. The "Skull Hill" at this location is simply a rock outcropping that somewhat resembles a face, not a skull. Check the TripAdvisor photos. There is what appears to be a nose. Um… Skulls don't have noses. Whoever promotes this "attraction" does so as a tourist trap. It can't be called Golgotha because this is not the site, the reason the name Skull Hill with Golgotha in parenthesis. Keep in mind that streets of 2k years ago are now covered by 20 feet of stone and dirt, as evidenced by the Roman Cardo--the main street. (Cardo is a Latin word that means main artery, as in cardio.) Even the Western Wall plaza is far above the foundation, and the tunnels didn't exist 2k years ago--the passageways were simply exposed alleys.
Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Susanne: I researched this site on the Web. Historians and archaeologist concur that it is not likely the site of the crucifixion. What is called Skull Hill (notice that the official name is not Golgotha) today somewhat... More
Susanne: I researched this site on the Web. Historians and archaeologist concur that it is not likely the site of the crucifixion. What is called Skull Hill (notice that the official name is not Golgotha) today somewhat looks like sunken eyes and a rock outcropping that appears to be a nose. That should tell you something. A skull has no nose cartilage or bridge, just a gaping hole where tissue once covered. Skull Hill looks more like a face, not a skull. Enter the following phrase in a search engine: "where is the site believed to be the crucifixion of Jesus" The publication Bible History Daily suggests that it is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, though some historians dispute that. Keep in mind that 2,000 years ago, the topography of Jerusalem was much different than it is today. The most stunning evidence of this I found was The Cardo, a Roman street 20 feet below today's street level. Cardo has been excavated, but only the stone street and some columns remain. Much of Jerusalem was covered over, so a street leading to Skull Hill today is not likely to be the crucifixion site. The three crosses would have had to be pegged into limestone. There are no excavations at this site to suggest this. This may be some opportunist's attempt to bilk tourists by calling it Skull Hill, instead of Golgotha.