Libingan ni Jesus Christ Binuksan Makalipas ang 500 na Taon, At ito ang kanilang Nadiskubre!

On what is believed to be Jesus Christ’s tomb where he lay dead for three days before His resurrection, a marble door stands.

Negotiations to have this marble cover removed for the tomb’s restoration and repair had started as early as 1959.

This year, the request has finally been granted and a team of archaeologists from National Geographic was finally able to behold the amazing site of the Messiah’s burial bed after 500 long years of wondering.

Archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert leads the long-overdue restoration project of the holy site located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem.

Hiebert said no one can really be sure that what is considered to be Jesus Christ’s tomb stood precisely in the exact same spot it stands today:

“The shrine has been destroyed many times by fire, earthquakes and invasions over the centuries. We didn’t really know if they had built it in exactly the same place every time,” said Hiebert in an Inspired report.

From Bible stories and scriptures, we know that Jesus Christ’s tomb in its original form is nothing but a bedrock. Across the years, archaeologists have worked hard to build the Edicule or “small house” around it for its preservation.

Hiebert also explained the process archaeologists had to go through just to begin the pilgrimage site’s restoration project:

“Everything has to be approved by the committee, so even changing a candle takes a long time. There is a ladder by the main entrance to the church that hasn’t moved in 240 years, and they still haven’t reached a decision. It’s called the immovable ladder. So the fact we were finally allowed to carry out this work is a triumph of negotiation.”

Getting the job done was not easier. It took the NatGeo team no less than 35 experts and 60 hours just to get the marble cover out of the way without breaking it, and while working through half-a-millennial’s worth of dust:

Hiebert stated, 

“We were all getting really curious. Then we went in, looked into the tomb and saw a lot of rubble. So it wasn’t empty, even though there were no artifacts or bones.

“The most amazing thing for me was when we removed the first layer of dust and found a second piece of marble. This one was gray, not creamy white like the exterior, and right in the middle of it was a beautifully inscribed cross. We had no idea that was there.”

He described what it was like for an archaeologist to be present in such a historic moment:

“When we realized what we had found my knees were shaking a little bit.”

To see more of the team’s unbelievable experience, watch this:

What can you say about the team’s amazing discoveries? Do you faithfully believe that this is where Jesus Christ lay after His Crucifixion? Why/Why not? Share your thoughts, insights, and opinions in the comments section below!
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