Tomb of Jesus

The tomb of Jesus referes to a place where according to one or more than one traditions the Jesus of Nazareth was buried. This page attempts to enlist all the known locations based on various traditions. Two of the major locations are the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Garden Tomb although former is believed to be the actual site of burial in Catholic tradition and later in Protestant tradition, but there is no hard and fast rule on that.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 30 CE The antechamber of the Aeudicle at Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is believed to be the burial location of Jesus according to the Catholic tradition. Parts of the tomb's interior is seen below. The room of the tomb is 2M by 93cm. The white marble lid covers the tomb.
c. 800 BCE Garden Tomb, the burial location according to Protestant tradition, it is a rock-cut tomb in Jerusalem which was unearthed in 1867.
c. 30 BCE The purported tomb of Jesus in Shingō, Japan, according to local customs Jesus did not die on the cross in contrast to Christian tradition instead his brother Isukiri took his place on the cross, while Jesus fled to Mutsu Province, in northern Japan. Where, he became a rice farmer, married, and raised a family with three daughters. Eventually dying at 106, his body was exposed on a hilltop for four years then his bones were collected, bundled, and buried in the mound purported to be his grave.
c. 30 BCE Discovered in 1980 CE an ossuary was found in Talpiot Tomb bearing the epigraphs, interpreted as "Yeshua bar Yehosef" ("Joshua, son of Joseph"). The tomb is carved from the solid limestone bedrock, containing six burial shafts and two arched shelves for burials.
c. 30 BCE The shrine known as Roza Bal came in spotlight when the founder of the Ahmadiyya movement, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, claimed in 1899 that it is actually the tomb of Jesus.
Latest Update: August 12, 2017