The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Thursday morning we visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Church is a sacred site for many Christians, who believe is the site of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Apart from the spiritual aspects, it is a magnificent ancient building and is a must see.

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This is the entrance to the Church, which was constructed around 300 AD.

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This is the Stone of Annointing, claimed to be the spot where Jesus was prepared for burial.

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One of the many artworks on the walls.

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Upstairs is the purported site of the crucifixion, You go up a narrow winding rock staircase to get to what is called Golgotha. You can see the rock the cross was placed in, and down below is also the rock that sealed his tomb.

Whether or not you are a believer, the church is a sacred place, and was a real highlight for me.

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