This hill north and east of the Damascus Gate of the Old City has been described as a probable site of Golgotha, the skull shaped hill. Another probable site is the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Sepulchre that was founded during the time of Constantine in the fourth century and is currently within the walls of Jerusalem. The Herodian era walls were also inside of the current walls of Jerusalem.
During the late 19th
century, General Charles Gordan of Great Britain tried to go
to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but was denied access.
While walking around the vicinity of Jerusalem he saw a skull
shaped hill outside of the Damascus Gate and the Turkish walls
of Jerusalem. He thought this hill is the Golgotha described
in the Gospels.