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Golgotha, or the place where Jesus was crucified (Luke 23). It was so called because it resembled a head or skull. Mount Calvary was near Jerusalem and was the place where criminals were normally executed.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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