Just north of the Damascus gate outside the Old City of Jerusalem, we find the site known as Skull Hill (Gordon’s Calvary) and the Garden Tomb.
In 1883, a British General named Charles Gordon noted this rocky hill, which resembled a human skull and he suggested that this might be the true Calvary.
This location is a higher ground on the same limestone ridge of Mount Moriah, to the north of Temple Mount, separated by an ancient stone quarry which served as moat in front of the city wall.
From the scriptures, we learn…
Abraham brought his son, Isaac, to Mount Moriah and had Isaac carry the wood to offer the son on the altar. God saw Abraham’s faith and stopped this human father from sacrificing his son. The Lord then provided a ram as a substitute. (see Genesis 22)
Jesus, the Lamb of God, later carried the wood of the cross to a higher section of the same mountain (Moriah) as He was about to be crucified.