Source: The Independent, by Rachael Pells
The tomb where Jesus’s body is believed to have been laid, inside the Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem Getty
The tomb believed to be the place where Jesus was laid has been opened for the first time in centuries.
For decades, archaeologists and theologians have debated over whether the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is the site where Christ was supposedly buried and resurrected after being crucified.
The tomb has been sealed in marble since the 1500s in order to prevent visitors from stealing pieces as relics.
Over the preceding centuries, the famous church had been destroyed and rebuilt so many times that experts were left unsure about whether the tomb had been moved and what it might contain.
Lifting the tomb’s marble lid for the first time in 500 years, researchers discovered the limestone shelf where Jesus’s body…
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