This file photo shows what the tomb of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre church has looked like for the past 200 years. It was last reconstructed in the early 19th century after a fire destroyed it. But repairs were long overdue as the structure it was damaged in an earthquake in 1927

This file photo shows what the tomb of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre church has looked like for the past 200 years. It was last reconstructed in the early 19th century after a fire destroyed it. But repairs were long overdue as the structure it was damaged in an earthquake in 1927

...Jesus in the Garden with Mary of Magdala...

...Jesus in the Garden with Mary of Magdala...

HuffPostGreece: Για ένα ανεξήγητο φαινόμενο κατά τη διάρκεια των εργασιών για την αναστήλωση του Πανάγιου Περισσότερα

HuffPostGreece: Για ένα ανεξήγητο φαινόμενο κατά τη διάρκεια των εργασιών για την αναστήλωση του Πανάγιου Περισσότερα

The original surface was exposed during the restoration work being done at the Church (shown in May 2016)

Burial slab of Jesus is uncovered for the first time in centuries

The original surface was exposed during the restoration work being done at the Church (shown in May 2016)

The original surface was exposed during the restoration work being done at the Church (shown  in June 2016)

Burial slab of Jesus is uncovered for the first time in centuries

The original surface was exposed during the restoration work being done at the Church (shown in June 2016)

Pools of Bethesda    Here Jesus healed a man that lay paralyzed for 38 years.  Nearby is the beautiful Crusader Church of St Ann with exceptional acoustics. Pilgrims love to sing a hymn in the church

Pools of Bethesda Here Jesus healed a man that lay paralyzed for 38 years. Nearby is the beautiful Crusader Church of St Ann with exceptional acoustics. Pilgrims love to sing a hymn in the church

Christian tradition says Christ’s body was laid on a slab (pictured) cut from a limestone cave after his crucifixion by the Romans more than two thousand years ago

Burial slab of Jesus is uncovered for the first time in centuries

Christian tradition says Christ’s body was laid on a slab (pictured) cut from a limestone cave after his crucifixion by the Romans more than two thousand years ago

What and where: A floor plan of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, with the Edicule chamber marked in red on the left

Burial slab of Jesus is uncovered for the first time in centuries

What and where: A floor plan of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, with the Edicule chamber marked in red on the left

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