Lazarus of Bethany

Lazarus was a friend of Isa As, who was brought back to life miraculously.


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circa 100 CE

Present day entrance to the tomb, leads to the tomb of Lazarus. The original entrance to the tomb was inside a smaller 14th century mosque, later Ottomans built a larger al- uzair Mosque and the entrance was sealed subsequently. Present day entrance to the tomb was between 1566 and 1575 by Franciscan Order on the north side. A staircase leads to antechamber (3.35 m long by 2.20 m wide) where the original entrance can still be seen on the east wall.