Photos from the Site of Jesus’ Crucifixion

In honor of this blessed week, W2W Soul would like to share some photos taken from Hannah’s trip to the Holy Land. We would also like to wish you a Blessed Good Friday and a Happy and Holy Easter!

Church of The Holy Sepulcher

The church of the Holy Sepulcher – the site where the cross was raised and Jesus was crucified


Garden of Gethsemane (where Jesus prayed and was betrayed by Judas)



Golgotha (Rock of Calvary – where Jesus was crucified)


John 10:16-18: So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). Here they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.


Rock of Agony

Rock of Agony – The rock where Jesus prayed and sweat blood in the Garden of Gethsemane

On Luke 22: 40-44: On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.


The Stone of Unction (of Anointing)

At the foot of Golgotha, is the stone of Unction or of Anointing. It is a polished red stone about six meters long and one meter wide. According to tradition, the body of Jesus was anointed and prepared here for burial.

John 19:41-42: At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

About Hannah

While I am a single woman in my forties, I am a big kid at heart. I enjoy traveling and have done so extensively. I am quite reserved, however, I enjoy sharing my faith and advising/counseling others.

38 Responses to “Photos from the Site of Jesus’ Crucifixion”

  1. Great Photos Hannah! I was having a rough day today – then I took a moment to reflect on the day that Jesus had over 2000 years ago. I am so humbled and grateful for the sacrifice that he made just for me.

    Thanks for sharing the photos

  2. Excellent photos, this is one thing that I love about the Bible, even as a child….the places that it speaks about are actual historical and real places, not made up by man or mystical, just real places that you can find on any map. thanks for sharing these photos, great for people like me who cannot afford to visit those places :)

  3. A must see for everyone to enjoy those photos.. thank you Hannah. Jesus’s love captures my heart and soul over and over again. Praise his name!

  4. Interestingly, these are ACTUALLY photos of the “traditional” places-since the “actual” places are unknown. In fact, the Rock of Agony, listed here as being in the Garden of Gethsemane- isn’t! Pretty nice photos, but your captions could be a bit better, or at least a bit more accurate.

  5. Pretty awesome! I’ve never seen anything like these before…I’ll have to add that to my list of places to visit! Thanks for sharing.

  6. hello hannah,
    fantastic, great job, wonderful! there are no words to say by seeing this photos… thank you very much

  7. I do believe the Bible, but most of these “traditional” sites are a ploy. Christ would slap us all in the face for building such expensive gaudy buildings. Sorry to be so negative, but it is so sad to see catholic churches being built on top of what could have been original and undisturbed history. Its even more depressing considering many sites are falsely claimed, and then they charge you $$ to get in. It makes the catholic sect look like nothing more than a money making scheme. There are precious few things preserved in Israel that you can truly say this is ” so and so”. Even so, it’s worth the trip, but bring some salt…you’re gonna need it. (take it with a grain of salt joke)

    • When we bury someone we mark the spot to remember, could you find the graves or homes of your ancestors from 2,000 years ago? These churches were built to memorialize important events for christians of the time and for future generations. They also give glory to God similar to the temple built by the Jews. It has helped many pilgrims in their journey to draw closer to the Lord. I don’t see anything wrong with that.

    • The Catholic church does not charge anything to visit ANY sites anywhere in the world, least of all the churches. I have been to Notre-dame to Gestmene and all over the holy land and there is no entrance fee any where. The tithe box is there, as in normal churches, but then its not mandatory ticketing.

  8. Steve is absolutely right!! The “traditional” site bears no resemblance at all to reality, and is just a gaudy spectacle to stir emotions of the gullible. These sites were identified by the Mother of Constantine who obviously picked places arbitrarily (miraculously), and without knowledge of Scripture, and obviously not consulting the Jewish brethren in Jerusalem. There is nothing about those sites that will even come close to correlating with Scripture. In fact, the traditional site contradicts the most telling verse of Scripture. Unwittingly, Helena declared the Crucifixion to be on the exact opposite side of town where the event actually occurred. The burial site is also a farce.

    The old Centurion pin points the Crucifixion site for us in the account of Matthew 27: 51-54. There he says that at the moment of Christ’s death, he and many others saw (a) through the doors of the Temple, (b) the curtain to the Holy of Holies being torn in two, and (c) the graves of the prophets opened. The only way to see into the Temple, and to see the open graves of the prophets would be from the Mount of Olives, just East of the Golden Gate, at an elevation high enough to see across the Jerusalem wall and over the Altar.

    There is absolutely no way to see what the Centurion saw from the West side of town as tradition would have us believe. So….”tradition” is mostly a set of lies to serve a man made agenda rather than to validate the truth of Scripture. God Himself chose the Crucifixion site…. not the Jews…. not the Romans…. not the Catholics.

  9. Very fascinating.!! And I believe such shrines, whether they were actually occupied by Jesus or not, give recognition and glory to God. Hannah thank you for sharing these awesome pictures. May God bless you and continue to show you more as you share with the rest of us. : )

    • Thank you so much Jeremy. I am in total agreement. Had the opportunity to visit the Vatican Splendors this weekend where I viewed many historical and famous art pieces. They all told the story of our faith. In those times, many people could not read and so the christian faith was communicated through art, sculptures, majestic buildings etc.

  10. M.G.Karunanidhi. Reply June 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

    It is very impressive photos and needed for young believers, thank you very much for the organisers and this committee.

  11. if you are having a bad day these images can let your day shine.i love these pictures and i am learning a lot from what happened in the ancient days!!. i didn’t know so much things until i came on this website. now my brain is full of info about jesus christ, our god.

    • Alyiana – agreed – the photos are amazing–there’s so much to learn! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Looking forward to hearing more from you.

  12. The Ark of the covenant is sitting just below this place. as when jesus died there was a earthquake and his blood some how made it to the bottom near the ark of coveanant. As the Holy of the holies were sprayed with animal scarificed blood. even jesus was sacrificed as per the laws or the torah ie first born and without any defects or broken bones. hope if we dig we will get the answer.

  13. Thank you for your comment Peter, I did not know this, please share any more information you have on this topic.

  14. It is one of Ron Wyatt’s theories, I wouldn’t bother much with it. The Arc is where it had been for centuries, in the Holy of Holies behind the trebble veil of the temple.

  15. Forgot to say, fantastic photos :)

  16. Hi am from Bangalore.. Really fantastic photos.. Thanks for sharing with us.. I have never seen this ever before.. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Let god give you good health and wealth.. Still we except lot from you..

  17. Hi Hannah,

    God bless you….

  18. I dream of going there one day,I think it would be amazing to walk in the same places where our savior carried out his ultimate act of love for us.I get tears by looking at these pictures,thank you and God Bless!!!

  19. Nathan, I dream of going there too–hopefully one day. We’re glad the photos were a blessing to you. God Bless

  20. Hi my name is Hary Jerald from Bangalore. I belong to Infant Jesus Parish (viveknagar)It made me very impressive to see all the above pics. I think every one in this universe have to watch this kind of valuable pics. Let hope by God’s grace, I am eagerly waiting to come there. And I thank very much whoever uploaded such great pics(god bless you with good health & wealth)

  21. I wish and pray i could ever visit this place in real.

  22. Wow i really appreciate this, this has increased my faith, thank you for showing us these holy places and features. ooh Jesus Christ bless us.

  23. This place is so Beautiful. And im doing a presentation of this place in social studies! Wish me luck that i get and A+.


  25. praise the lord Hannah, sister, thanks for sharing those beautiful pics of the site of Crucifixion of jesus christ. i really want to visit all those places and pray god answers my pray. me single parent

  26. Its my dream to see these holy places. I pray to God for a chance to. Praise to you lord Jesus Christ!

  27. Sweety, thank you for the beautiful pictures! God bless you and thank you for making my day. Don’t bother listening to the idiots complaining about you captions or that these sites aren’t original. Jesus was there and that all that matters!

  28. Haii,

    Am glad to say thanks to you God bless to You..

  29. These important historical sites in the live of the Holy Church should have been left natural as in the times of the events, but the various areas then be well kept so that Christians would have the true view of it all rather than making it now look artificial.
    And thanks to all those who worked harder to let us have the views of the Holy areas where our Lord and saviour suffered and was crucified. I pray to God Almighty that I visit the Holy land before I die.

    God bless you!!!