The Garden Tomb is located beside the Nablus Road (Derech Shchem), close to the Damascus Gate

The Garden Tomb is located beside the Nablus Road (Derech Shchem), close to the Damascus Gate

A sign on a small street (also wall of the garden) showing direction of the Garden Tomb

A sign on a small street (also wall of the garden) showing direction of the Garden Tomb

On my first visit, this site was closed and to make it extra special I was robbed on a street next to it

On my first visit, this site was closed and to make it extra special I was robbed on a street next to it

This site was discovered in 1867 and has subsequently been considered by some Christians to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus

This site was discovered in 1867 and has subsequently been considered by some Christians to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus

Surprisingly, there was no ticket fee and I was also given a brochure in Englishl - it was raining on that cold day

Surprisingly, there was no ticket fee and I was also given a brochure in Englishl - it was raining on that cold day

Trees inside the garden - The Garden Tomb is adjacent to a rocky escarpment which some people believe to be to be Golgotha (it is also known as Skull Hill, Gordon's Calvary)

Trees inside the garden - The Garden Tomb is adjacent to a rocky escarpment which some people believe to be to be Golgotha (it is also known as Skull Hill, Gordon's Calvary)

Golgotha is referred to in early writings as a hill resembling a skullcap located very near to a gate into Jerusalem - skull can be seen on right side of this photo

Golgotha is referred to in early writings as a hill resembling a skullcap located very near to a gate into Jerusalem - skull can be seen on right side of this photo

This stone describes the crucifixion of Jesus on the hill nearby but most historians don't agree with this

This stone describes the crucifixion of Jesus on the hill nearby but most historians don't agree with this

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has its tomb just a few yards away from its Golgotha, corresponding with the account of John the Evangelist:

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has its tomb just a few yards away from its Golgotha, corresponding with the account of John the Evangelist: "Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid."

According to the Garden Tomb Association only maintains this as a possible site for Christ's burial

According to the Garden Tomb Association only maintains this as a possible site for Christ's burial

There were lots of free seating areas in the garden where people would sit and listen to their guides and in some cases they were singing

There were lots of free seating areas in the garden where people would sit and listen to their guides and in some cases they were singing

A diagram of the tomb which is hewn out of a rock - it was discovered in 1867 and is especially popular with Protestants as a place of devotion

A diagram of the tomb which is hewn out of a rock - it was discovered in 1867 and is especially popular with Protestants as a place of devotion

Entry door of the tomb - The site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, on the other hand, seems to have attracted Christian devotion since before Constantine the Great, thus making it more authentic

Entry door of the tomb - The site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, on the other hand, seems to have attracted Christian devotion since before Constantine the Great, thus making it more authentic

Inside the cave of the tomb - inside the tomb there are two chambers side by side

Inside the cave of the tomb - inside the tomb there are two chambers side by side

View of the ground of the tomb inside the cave - the Crusaders lowered the rock surface in front of the tomb, built vaults against it, and used the site as stable

View of the ground of the tomb inside the cave - the Crusaders lowered the rock surface in front of the tomb, built vaults against it, and used the site as stable

A sign on the wall of the tomb

A sign on the wall of the tomb

Entry door of the tomb, seen from inside

Entry door of the tomb, seen from inside

A sign on the wooden door of the tomb says it all

A sign on the wooden door of the tomb says it all

An ancient wine press and cistern have been cited as evidence that the area had once been a garden in the past

An ancient wine press and cistern have been cited as evidence that the area had once been a garden in the past

A view of the cistern and garden with a tomb, points to the description in the Bible but the change in the size and site of the City in the past puts this into doubt

A view of the cistern and garden with a tomb, points to the description in the Bible but the change in the size and site of the City in the past puts this into doubt

This site was a very popular with the tourists even on a wet and cold day in Jerusalem

This site was a very popular with the tourists even on a wet and cold day in Jerusalem

Tourists standing above a wall bridge, below this lies the cistern and the tomb

Tourists standing above a wall bridge, below this lies the cistern and the tomb