Thursday, October 27, 2016

'Burial slab' of Jesus found in Jerusalem church

Via Billy

Researchers recently uncovered a stone burial slab which many believe Jesus Christ's body may have been laid on following his death.

The original surface of the tomb was uncovered in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem during restoration work and has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., National Geographic reports. 

The marble cover was pulled back, and researchers were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath the covering, Fredrik Hiebert, an archaeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, and a researcher on the restoration project, told National Geographic.

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  1. I have visited there. To say it was a moving experience is a gross understatement. Was in Israel on a business trip and had a day off.

  2. "Found" is the wrong word. It was "uncovered". There was never any doubt that it was there and it's location has been known since the 4th century. But it was covered over with a more decorative stone hundreds of years ago (probably to keep pilgrims from breaking pieces off).