Hershel Shanks

“Hill of Golgotha”. Identified in 1883 by General Charles George Gordon as the site of the crucifixion, this rocky hill stands just north of Jerusalem’s Old City. Tombstones of a Moslem cemetery cluster on the hilltop, while a modern bus station crowds its base. Hewn into this hill—farther to the north—are two burial cave complexes: the Garden Tomb, where, some believe, Jesus was laid to rest, and the tombs on the grounds of St. Étieenne’s monastery.