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Visits The Tomb of Jesus

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Researchers have continued their research into where it is likely that Jesus Christ’s body was buried. Despite centuries of damage, demolition, and renovation of the surrounding Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, their first discoveries show that sections of the tomb are still present today.

The investigation into the location has been ongoing for some time. The tomb, regarded as the holiest site in all of Christianity, is formed of a shelf or bed carved into the cave wall. It is believed that Jesus was buried here. The burial bed has been covered in marble cladding from at least 1555 and likely for centuries before that. This was done, legend has it, to discourage zealous pilgrims from grabbing portions of the original rock as souvenirs (Romey, 2016).

According to the beliefs held by Christians and Catholics, this is yet another tomb. It’s in the same Church but just a few feet from the main entrance. The regions surrounding Jerusalem and Bethlehem are still subject to excavation. Jesus resided in the lower levels of the earth during the time. On the ground floor, they had constructed places of worship such as churches and mosques. Christians, Jews, Orthodox Christians, and Muslims all claim some level of participation in and authority over these holy territories.

The steps or staircase are the 13th station of the cross

According to the beliefs held by Christians and Catholics, this is yet another tomb. It’s in the same Church but just a few feet from the main entrance. The regions surrounding Jerusalem and Bethlehem are still subject to excavation. Jesus resided in the lower levels of the earth during the time. On the ground floor, they had constructed places of worship such as churches and mosques. Christians, Jews, Orthodox Christians, and Muslims all claim some level of participation in and authority over these holy territories.

The 14th station (left photo) is located inside the same church, just a few feet away from the tomb

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