The Garden Tomb is a rock-cut tomb in Jerusalem which has subsequently been considered by many Christians to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. According to the Bible Jesus was crucified near by the city of Jerusalem outside its walls. The Garden Tomb is adjacent to a rocky escarpment which since the mid-nineteenth century has been proposed by some scholars to be Golgotha. The tomb has two chambers, the second to the right of the first, with stone benches along the sides of each wall in the second chamber, except the wall joining it to the first, and along the back wall of the first chamber. The Tomb is managed by the Christian non-denominational charitable trust based in the United Kingdom.
“…In biblical times this garden was situated outside the walls of the city in an empty remote location on a side of a hill. I can imagen an isolated and peaceful place far away from the buzz of the city. Today the garden is surrounded with busy shops, bus stations and food markets of East Jerusalem. One would presume that the peacefulness has been lost…one the contrary…because it’s tucked in below street level and with the rock walls around it it’s calm and peaceful as ever. A real magical garden that touches ones heart…” Eli Ofir