Historical Significance
  • In 1833, British general Charles Gordon, while visiting Jerusalem, noticed skull-like features in a cliff north of the Damascus Gate. He was convinced that this was “the place of the skull” from Mark 15 where Jesus was crucified.
Political/Cultural Significance
  • Run by the Anglicans, this is the alternative site for Jesus’ burial and resurrection. While likely not the correct location, its tranquil atmosphere allows for meditation on this important event in Christian history. 
Biblical Significance