THE GARDEN TOMB
The Garden Tomb is adjacent to a rocky escarpment which since the mid-nineteenth century has been proposed by some scholars to be Golgotha (it is also known as Skull Hill, Gordon’s Calvary, and Conder’s Calvary). In contradistinction to this modern identification the traditional site where the death and resurrection of Christ are believed to have occurred has been the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at least since the fourth century.
Since 1894 the Garden Tomb and its surrounding gardens have been maintained as a place of Christian worship and reflection by a Christian non-denominational charitable trust based in the United Kingdom named The Garden Tomb (Jerusalem) Association. As such, the Garden Tomb stands as a popular site of pilgrimage for many Christians, especially Evangelicals and other Protestants.
The Room of the Last Supper is located in the Cenacle, a popular pilgrimage site on Jerusalem’s Mt. Zion. Located just outside the Old City walls and Zion Gate, this is the site where Jesus is believed to have taken his final meal prior to crucifixion. The Last Supper took place on the Jewish holiday of Passover, and has been recreated in the famous Leonardo De Vinci painting. The Last Supper Room is a rectangular, vaulted room, offering views of the Old City walls.
The Last Supper Room, also known as Cenacle (upper room) is the room which
memorializes where Jesus is believed to have gathered to share his last supper with his
disciples to celebrate the Passover on the day of Pentecost, before his crucifixion shortly
after. Jesus performed the Christian ceremony of Eucharist by breaking his break and telling his disciples to break their bread and drink their wine as a representation of his
flesh and blood to commemorate him during the Last Supper.
Built in the 12th century, the Last Supper Room is a second-story room, located right
above the Tomb of David on Mount Zion. It is a large, rectangular shaped hall which
is supported by three pillars dividing it into three naves and a groin-vaulted ceiling.
Although it can not be authenticated that the Last Supper was in fact held in this room
as it is only there to honor the memory of the event, it is believed that the room is near
the actual site or could possibly stand over since it is known that there was a building on
the same spot in the 2nd century AD.