Evidence in Jerusalem

The Edicule: the Tomb itself The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is named for the Tomb (i.e., the Sepulchre) where Christ was buried and later arose. The rock from which the Tomb was hewn, has long since been hacked away. When Joseph had taken the body, he...

Courtyard and Entrance Considering this is potentially the most important site in Christendom, the façade of the Church is fairly non-descript. Stairway leading to the top of Calvary The interior of the Church is entirely paved over.  Any hope of seeing what Golgotha may have looked like...

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (a.k.a. the Church of the Resurrection) dates back to the 4th Century and is believed to encompass both Golgotha (i.e., Calvary) and the tomb where Christ was subsequently buried. There are several reasons to believe that the Church of the...

Via Dolorosa is a Latin phrase meaning “Way of Suffering.” It is a route within Jerusalem that is meant to represent the path Jesus walked on while bearing His Cross from the Praetorium to Calvary. As such, it is also called the “Way of the...

Jerusalem is protected by valleys to its east, west and south. Situated atop a mountain ridge, it is virtually impregnable from these approaches. The weak spot is from the north.   To address this vulnerability, a palace or citadel was placed next to the Temple just...