Posts Tagged ‘Holy Sepulchre’

Holy Sepulchre’s age determined

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The Holy Sepulchre’s age has been tested by archaeologists. The Holy Sepulchre is believed to be Christ’s burial place. The archaeologists found the mortar and marble slab covering the original burial bed dated back to about 345 AD. This coincides with the time period that Constantine was believed to have built the shrine around the Read more

Christ’s tomb virtual exhibition

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Creating Christ’s tomb virtual exhibition was “one of the most profound assignments you could ask for,” says J.J. Kelley, senior producer at National Geographic Explorer. The National Geographic team set up cameras inside the shrine to capture the moment when the slabs were lifted for renovation work last year. They will screen a documentary on Read more

Christ’s tomb surprises

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Christ’s tomb is surprising its restoration team. The tomb is at the centre of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The team is hoping to uncover the original rock surface where Jesus’ body lay. This has involved uncovering a marble slab imposed over the site’s  innermost chamber. The slab was last removed in 1550. A Read more

Israel apologises after Coptic priest was beaten

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Israel’s deputy foreign minister has issued an apology to the Coptic Orthodox Church after a Coptic priest was beaten by police during Holy Saturday observances at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Police confronted pilgrims outside the church on May 4, as thousand of Christians arrived for Easter celebrations, according to the Orthodox Read more