Evidence in Israel

From the time the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was first erected until the 18th Century, there was very little dissent on the location of Christ’s crucifixion. This all changed though as biblical archaeology came into its own and Westerners gained increasing access to the...

The Edicule: the Tomb itself The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is named for the Tomb (i.e., the Sepulchre) where Christ was buried and later arose. The rock from which the Tomb was hewn, has long since been hacked away. When Joseph had taken the body, he...

Courtyard and Entrance Considering this is potentially the most important site in Christendom, the façade of the Church is fairly non-descript. Stairway leading to the top of Calvary The interior of the Church is entirely paved over.  Any hope of seeing what Golgotha may have looked like...