Aramaic: חקל דמא —meaning: field of blood
also known as: Akeldama, Akel Dama, Hakeldama, Hakel-D'ma, Hak ed-damm, Ḥaqel D'ma, Ἁκελδαμάχ (Greek), Hakeldamach
It is believed to lie on a narrow level terrace on the south face of the valley of Hinnom. Many ancient burial caves (Jewish-type sepulchres) have been discovered in this area, as well as a layer of bones and debris many feet thick.
A Greek Orthodox monastery was built at this site in the 1800s. Earlier the site was owned by the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem (aka Armenian Patriarchate of Saint James) of the Armenian Apostolic Church.