Holy Sepulcher Tombs

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem has been in the news this week. Archaeologists have been examining the tomb that is within the Edicule of the Tomb. National Geographic is chronicling the work of the archaeologists as they complete their work. The opening of the tomb is being done during the renovation process of the shrine.

Holy Sepulcher, Edicule, Renovations, Tomb of Christ?Here is a picture of the Edicule under repair. I took this picture while visiting there this past summer.

Edicule, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Rennovation, Tomb of ChristThese two pictures were used in a post about the repairs by Ferrell Jenkins. See: Some Repair Photos at the Holy Sepulcher

The repairs had just recently started at the time I took the pictures. I hope to return again next year to see how the renovated structure looks.

Roman Tombs, Church of the Holy SepulcherMy friend Luke Chandler wrote a post today that includes a picture of me lying in a tomb that is not far from the Edicule.

His post contains some good information about the investigations at the site.

See: Jesus Tomb Update: Original stone uncovered beneath two marble slabs

Luke also wrote another post earlier this week: Jesus’ Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

Luke Chandler, Roman Tomb, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Edicule, Tomb of ChristSince Luke posted a picture of me in a tomb, I thought I would return the favor and post a picture of him. I took this picture during a visit in June 2015.

Sepulcher, Jerusalem, Courtyard, LadderOne last picture, here is the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This is a very interesting building and someday I will share more information about it, including the story of the immovable ladder.

I am looking forward to learning more about what the archaeologists found in the Edicule. I am sure that we will hear more after the data is analyzed.

For the National Geographic article click here: National Geographic

Have you visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher?

Steven

 

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