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Skull Hill (Golgotha)

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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
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the garden tomb - visualising the story

i highly recommend the visit to the garden tomb- the staff is very nice and proffessional, the atmosphere is perfect and the biblical story of the death of Jesus comes to life!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Itamar_Ben_David
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i highly recommend the visit to the garden tomb- the staff is very nice and proffessional, the atmosphere is perfect and the biblical story of the death of Jesus comes to life!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Golgata is the hill where the New Testament says that Jesus Christ was crucified. It is said to be inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, nowadays. If you can, go there early in the morning or late in the afternoon, as many pilgrims go there, too.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Golgotha =Calvary the meaning of the Aramic or Latin name is skull.This is the place of the crucification outside the walls of Jerusalem Ceaser Constantine mother identified the placeun 325 by request of the mother Helena Constantin i,built the Church of Holy SEPULCHRE, As usual in the Middle East,there are some alternative explanatipns and locations

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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