‘Burial slab’ of Jesus found in Jerusalem church

Researchers recently uncovered a stone burial slab which many believe Jesus Christ’s body may have been laid on following his death. The original surface of the tomb was uncovered in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem during restoration work and has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., National Geographic reports.  The marble cover was pulled back, and researchers were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath the covering, Fredrik Hiebert, an archaeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, and a…

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