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Age of Jesus Christ’s Tomb

Jesus, the Messiah, taught us to love and help other, not give in to temptation, repent for our sins, and to always have faith. His teachings will lead to our salvation and will get us into the kingdom of heaven. We can read more about Christ through Christian eBooks and Bibles but what we do know is that there was a cave where Jesus Christ was placed to rest. In the 2nd century, a temple was built over the cave and around 323 A.D. the template was converted to a church, better known as Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

While we may not know the exact dates of Jesus Christ’s birth and death, it has been estimated that he was born between 7-4B.C and died around 30-33A.D. Recently, the tomb in Church of the Holy Sepulchre was inspected more closely, revealing the tomb that lies in the construction is much older than 1000 year it was previously stated.

While the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has a long history of being in the center of destruction, the tomb was left untouched. In 1009 the Church was demolished and later rebuilt but the deep tomb that lies within it was unharmed. The church’s rebuilding is one reason why historians believed that the tomb could not be that of the Messiah’s.

In 326 A.D. the Romans discovered the tomb that was in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. They protected the tomb with a marble slab to mark and embellish the spot where Jesus Christ was before his resurrection. Yet, this marble slab was tested and dated to be around 1000 years old. On October 26th, 2016, the Edicule shrine which surrounds the tomb underwent major restoration. The team from the National Technical University of Athens was the one doing the restorations. When the marble slab that covered the tomb was moved, another older and broken piece of marble was found over the original limestone burial tomb. The broken marble is what’s now believed to be the marble the Romans placed. This marble slab was most likely damaged in 1009 and another slab was placed over it during the 11th century reconstruction.

After a year of reconstruction, in November of 2017, the tomb of Christ was revealed to the public. Centuries of conflicting evidence and theories are put to rest. We now have the right data that concludes that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is the resting place of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.