Greek preservation experts work to strengthen the Adicule surrounding the Tomb of Jesus, where his body is believed to have been laid, as part of conservation work done by the Greek team in Jerusalem Gali Tibon, AFP

Resurrection Reconstructed: Jesus' Tomb Opened for First Time in 500 Years

Workers restoring the crumbling Church of the Holy Sepulchre did not however go down to the shelf on which Jesus' body was said to have lain.

For the first time in some 500 years, the marble slab above the supposed tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was lifted, in the course of renovations of the crumbling church.

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