Do you know what significant day comes after the Thanksgiving holiday? Chances are you might be thinking about Black Friday and the amazing discounts that you can get on that shiny object that you have been eyeing for the whole year.
If anyone needs a little gentle reminder; it’s Christmas, and it’s a holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. If this report National Geographic is anything to go by, then we might be looking at Jesus Christ burial place for the very time in Two Thousand Years.
For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier.
“The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it,” said Fredrik Hiebert, archaeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, a partner in the restoration project. “It will be a long scientific analysis, but we will finally be able to see the original rock surface on which, according to tradition, the body of Christ was laid.” (See an update on the discoveries inside the tomb here.)
According to Christian tradition, the body of Jesus Christ was laid on a shelf or “burial bed” hewn from the side of a limestone cave following his crucifixion by the Romans in A.D. 30 or possibly 33.
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Source: National Geograhic