Tomb of Jesus Christ opened after 450 years

- 12/07/2016
The Tomb of Christ opened after almost five centuries.

According to biblical accounts, after his crucifixion, he was laid in a tomb. He remained in it for only three days, before his rose from the dead.

Controvery has long marked the accounts of the Gospels. Now recently, the tomb believed to have housed the body of Jesus Christ for three days has been opened for the first time in more than 450 years.

Tomb of Jesus Christ opened
Controvery sparked by the amazing discovery. There has been a lot of debate about whether the Church of the Holy Sepulchre really was the site where Jesus was said to have been buried and resurrected.

Christians are delighted by the find. Either way, it holds deep religious significance in Christianity.

The marble lid of the tomb, which is kept inside the church, has been sealed shut since 1555 – but now it has been removed.
Hair raising discovery. Beneath the lid, researchers found the limestone shelf where it is believed that Christ’s body was laid down.

Experts who unearthed the shrine had this say. ‘The shrine has been destroyed many times by fire, earthquakes and invasions over the centuries,’ he said. ‘We didn’t really know if they had built it in exactly the same place every time.

‘But this seems to be visible proof that the spot the pilgrims worship today really is the same tomb the Roman Emperor Constantine found in the 4th century adn the Crusaders revered. It’s amazing.
‘When we realised what we had found my knees were shaking a little bit.’

More fuel for debate about a very sensitive subject of the Christian church.


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