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Empty Tomb of Jesus

Photo by Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

Inside the large room under the rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre sits Jesus’s Empty Tomb. The tomb is enclosed by a 19th-century shrine called the Aedicula. The Aedicule has two rooms, the first holding the Angel’s Stone, which is believed to be a fragment of the large stone that sealed the tomb; the second is the tomb of Jesus. Vistors can wait in line to walk thru the tomb.

Being in this room was really a surreal experience for me. I know that there is debate about the exact locations of the tomb but as a Christian just being in the vicinity was a moving experience for me. 

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