Jerusalem viewed from the Mount of Olives
The Eternal City ~ 3000 years old
Remains of the Temple ~ the 'Wailing Wall'
|This is either the place where
Jesus was crucified, or a close representation of the site. It
is located next to the garden Tomb (below) just outside the city
walls of old Jerusalem. The other alternative site is the church
of the Holy Sepulcher - built by the mother of Constantine and
located inside old Jerusalem.
Golgotha is a place name, transliterated from Aramaic and or Hebrew into Greek and then into English, meaning "skull." In Mark 15:22 we find the Hebrew name for this place where Jesus was crucified. The Latin equivalent is calvaria, or Calvary in English.
|This is either the place where Jesus was buried or a close representation of the site. You can visit this site today just outside the walled city of old Jerusalem. Here you can find a spiritual experience which helps us draw closer to the Gospel account.|