This Oct. 26 photo shows the moment workers remove the top marble layer of the tomb said to be of Jesus Christ, in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. A restoration team peeled away a marble layer for the first time in centuries in an effort to reach what it believes is the original rock surface where Jesus’ body was laid. For 60 hours, they collected samples, took photographs and reinforced the tomb before resealing it, perhaps for centuries to come.
This Oct. 26 photo shows the moment workers remove the top marble layer of the tomb said to be of Jesus Christ, in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. A restoration team peeled away a marble layer for the first time in centuries in an effort to reach what it believes is the original rock surface where Jesus’ body was laid. For 60 hours, they collected samples, took photographs and reinforced the tomb before resealing it, perhaps for centuries to come. Dusan Vranic National Geographic via AP
This Oct. 26 photo shows the moment workers remove the top marble layer of the tomb said to be of Jesus Christ, in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. A restoration team peeled away a marble layer for the first time in centuries in an effort to reach what it believes is the original rock surface where Jesus’ body was laid. For 60 hours, they collected samples, took photographs and reinforced the tomb before resealing it, perhaps for centuries to come. Dusan Vranic National Geographic via AP