A large part of the Church of the Resurrection built on the ruins of earlier buildings.
The experts conducting the restoration work of edikuly (dome chapel), which placed the burial Box of Christ, found that a large part of the Church of the Resurrection built on the ruins of earlier buildings. As a result inside the building is a maze of tunnels and channels that make the building unstable.
Archaeologists believe that approximately two thousand years ago on the site of the temple was a limestone quarry, which then became the burial place of the Jewish nobility. This indicates that, in addition to the Holy Sepulchre, in the building there are also a few graves. Roman temple built in the second century, was destroyed by the Emperor Constantine about the year 324 ad, and on its ruins was erected a Church. For centuries the Church was rebuilt several times.
To eliminate the risk of imminent destruction of the Shrine, the researchers propose to conduct a 10-month operation that cost six million euros. They include the removal of cracked surface surrounding the aedicule, the filling of the Foundation, and the creation of new drainage systems and drainage.
In 2016, the archaeologists first removed the marble slab with a funerary Bed of Christ. According to scientists, the opening of the tomb will allow you to figure out why St. Helena, which carried out excavations in Jerusalem, decided that this tomb is the burial place of Christ.
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