Photo of The Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre (The Tomb of Christ) with the dome of the rotunda. Old Jerusalem, Israel.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Old Jerusalem, Israel is the site of the Crucifixion, Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, called the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a Christian church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The ground on which the church stands is venerated by most Christians as Golgotha, the Hill of Calvary, where the New Testament says that Jesus was crucified. It is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried (the sepulchre). The church has been an important pilgrimage destination since the 4th century. Today it serves as the headquarters of the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Catholic Archpriest of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.
The funeral room of the Holy Sepulchre is 8.30m long, 5.9m wide and 5.9m high. As it stands today it is the Greek restoration dating from 1810.
Location of picture - Jerusalem Israel
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