|Church of the Holy Sepulchre photo: franklinnow.com|
Nowadays, after scientists have obtained the agreement to open the tomb for the first time in 500 years, its content offers "visible evidence that the place where pilgrims venerate today is the same tomb that Roman Emperor Constantine found in century IV "
The tomb was dressed in Marble in the year 1500 to prevent visitors to steal pieces of it or relics. In previous centuries, the famous church was destroyed and rebuilt many times as experts began to have doubts about the exact location of the tomb and its contents.
|The second room of the aedicula, purportedly containing the tomb of Jesus photo: wikipedia.org|
After lifting the marble plate for the first time after 500 years, researchers have found in limestone shelf that is supposed to be the body of Jesus was laid, says The Mirror. In addition, it was discovered and a second slab of marble unknown to researchers, engraved with a cross believed to have been carved XIIl century by the Crusaders.
Archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic part of the team, said that "the thing that amazed me the most was when I removed the first layer of dust and found a second piece of marble. It was gray, beige not like that from the outside and even in the middle of it was a very nice cross inscribed. I had no idea that such a thing is there. "
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