JERUSALEM, Tomb of JESUS in Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Updated: Dec 6, 2021
Video from Virtual Jerusalem
"Virtual video walk. The tomb of Jesus in the church of the Holy Sepulchre in the city of Jerusalem. Israel. A very beautiful and special structure. Peaceful and calm atmosphere." from video introduction.
"The site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is identified as the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. The church has long been a major pilgrimage center for Christians all around the world.
According to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified at Golgotha, “the place of the skull” (Matt. 27:33–35; Mark 15:22–25; John 19:17–24). This has been identified as an area of abandoned stone quarries just outside the city wall of the time.
About 10 years after the crucifixion, a third wall was built that enclosed the area of the execution and burial within the city, and this accounts for the Holy Sepulchre’s location inside the Old City of Jerusalem today.
The Roman emperor Constantine I, a convert to Christianity, had the temple of Venus in Jerusalem demolished to make way for a church. In the course of the demolition a tomb was discovered that was thought to be the tomb of Jesus... from the website: Church of the Holy Sepulchre