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Skull Hill (Golgotha)

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Great Visit and Tour!

I went with a large tour group and, surprisingly, this place has their own tour guide who walks you through and explain everything. The tour guide showed us a bunch of old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 29, 2016
amars662
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

I went with a large tour group and, surprisingly, this place has their own tour guide who walks you through and explain everything. The tour guide showed us a bunch of old pictures of what the big rock use to look like (prior to its nose falling off). He also gave a bunch of compelling points as to why this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Sorry, it looks like it should be, but archeologically it is near First Temple Tombs not first century tombs (time of Christ).

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Thank 229daleb
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

It is not eay to see the skull now there is a bus station covering the bottom half of it and part of the eyes has broken off but in the gift shop of the garden tomb you can see pictures of how it was 100 years ago and then it is easier to see. One of the best ways... More 

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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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Thank SnowyShasta
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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1 Thank karenapardue1234
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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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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3 Thank Leana M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 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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2 Thank Shell C
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 2, 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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