The Cracks of Calvary The Cracks of Calvary

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Transliterated Name Source Name
Calvary English
Calvariae Latin
Calvariae locus Latin
Golgotha Greek Γολγοθᾶ
Earthquake of the Crucifixion (26 - 36 CE)

In his catalog entry for the 33 AD Earthquake (i.e., the Jerusalem Quake), Ambraseys (2009) presents a discussion of the so-called cracks of Calvary at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Although there are legends stating that these cracks were formed during the earthquake(s) of the Crucifixion, no-one to date has been able to either date the formation of the cracks or confirm or dis-affirm a seismic origin. So, while the discussion is interesting, it is not illuminating.

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