Jesus Tomb at Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel - Encircle Photos

34 Jesus Tomb at Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel

A sepulcher is a small room cut in stone for a burial. Hence, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre means the place where Jesus was buried. On the rotunda floor is the Holy Edicule encasing the tomb. The elaborate shrine resembles a small church. The single, east-facing entrance is carved from reddish marble and accented with Corinthian columns. In the first room, the Chapel of the Angel, a stone is displayed where an angel stood while announcing the resurrection. The actual tomb (Holy Sepulchre) is in the second, larger chamber. During an extensive renovation of the Edicule, archeologists examined the limestone and marble. They concluded the materials date from 345 AD.

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Christian Quarter Rd., Jerusalem, Israel

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