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Monday, April 09, 2007
The Garden Tomb
There is a place outside the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem that has been maintained by Protestants for over a hundred years as the possible site of the crucifixion and resurrection. Archeologists think it is probably much too far outside of the walls to be the actual site and that the sites preserved in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre are probably a better bet for authenticity.

However, there is a small mount there that sure as hell looks like a skull to me ("Golgatha = Place of the Skull"). And nearby, they have found a first century tomb that was one of the stone rolled in front variety that it much rarer in the Holy Land than the standard slab in cave variety.

Regardless, the Garden Tomb is a much more prayerful place than the insanity of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I liked it very much. Here are some images...


From inside the tomb looking out...

The inside of the tomb...

The garden wherein the tomb is located...