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Skull Hill

Israel Tour Pictures - Skull Hill Near the Tomb of Jesus

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This skull-shaped hill is only a hundred meters from a tomb located outside the Old City walls.
Skull Hill

Skull Hill Near the Tomb of Jesus

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Discovered by British General Gordon on a visit to Jerusalem in 1883, Skull Hill is the hill that led Gordon to a tomb believed to be that of Jesus. Scripture relates how Jesus was crucified at Golgotha ("the place of the skull"). This hill depicts a skull-shape only a hundred meters from the site of the tomb located outside the Old City walls. It's considered by many to be a legitimate location for the Tomb of Jesus, as burial places were considered illegal within the city walls.

Matthew 27:33
They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). (NIV)

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