Tomb of the Virgin Mary

Tomb attributed to the Virgin Mary, the burial caves were cut into the rock in the 1st century CE. They were later expanded into a cross-shaped church with the tomb in its center. In the 6th century CE an octagon shaped church was built on the upper level, covering the tomb.

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circa 10 BCE

View of the tomb entrance from the courtyard.

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