Greek restoration team “resurrects” Tomb of Jesus to former glory

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Greek restoration team “resurrects” Tomb of Jesus to former gloryJust in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule

JERUSALEM (AP) — The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory.

Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was buried and rose to heaven.

Gone is the unsightly iron cage built around the shrine by British authorities in 1947 to shore up the walls. Gone is the black soot on the shrine’s stone façade from decades of pilgrims lighting candles. And gone are fears about the stability of the old shrine, which hadn’t been restored in more than 200 years.

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Source: thenationalherald.com

 

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