Tomb Of Jesus Christ Uncovered For The First Time

Posted: Nov 1 2016, 12:52pm CDT | by , Updated: Nov 1 2016, 11:01pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News

 

Tomb of Jesus Christ Uncovered for the First Time
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  • Burial slab believed to be Christ’s burial discovered
 

Archaeologists unearthed the tomb slab from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

A marble burial slab has been found at the believed site of Christ’s burial. The interior of the slab has been inspected by archaeologists at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The slab is a limestone shelf or burial bed which has been made from the wall of a cave as reported by experts from National Geographic. The place is believed to be covered in marble cladding believed to age as far as 1555 A.D. The discovery was part of a major restoration at the church. 

The inspection was carried out by a team at the National Technical University of Athens, who found the original limestone burial bed is still intact. The researchers also revealed a layer of fill material beneath the marble cladding.

Another slab with a cross carved into it was also discovered. After the inspection the tomb was re-sealed on Friday by the research team. Inside the Edicule there are also original limestone cave walls.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the structure inside the church where this burial is present dates back as old as the early 19th-century. 

It is believed the burial bed was cut from the side of a limestone cave. It all happened after Christ’s crucifixion. The gospel states the tomb was empty a few days after the crucifixion and is central to the Christian belief of Christ’s resurrection.

The team also cut a transparent window into the Edicule’s interior wall so the cave walls inside can be exposed.

According to Professor Antonia Moropoulou, the Chief Scientific Supervisor of the inspection, the Holy Rock been revered for centuries but now actually can be seen. Moropoulou stated this is as close a team can get to the site archaeologically. 

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