Tomb of Jesus (Holy Sepulchre)

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The tomb of Jesus inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a small stone bench, where according to the Christian tradition, his body was laid after anointing.


This small stone bench is now part of a small elaborate shrine, called the Aedicule or the Edicula. The stone bench is now enclosed inside marble slabs and is not directly visible, from with in the chamber. Although part of the actual rock is visible from the chapel located directly behind the Aedicule.

Originally this area may have looked something like the The Garden Tomb Burial Cave.

Modern Renovations

circa 10 BCE

This small stone bench was extensively renovated recently (circa 2017 CE).

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