Christ's Tomb, Jerusalem

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A major pilgrimage center for Christians all over the world, Christ's Tomb marks the site of Jesus' resurrection as revered by both Orthodox and Catholics. Two 1st-century tombs lie within a church built over the site, located in the Christian Quarter. Upon entering the edifice, you will see the Stone of Unction, a 6 x 2 m (19 x 6.5 ft) red marble slab on which Jesus' body is believed to have been prepared for burial, decorated with candles, lamps, and mosaic scenes depicting the process. Here, pilgrims kiss the stone or rub it with oil and then wipe it with a cloth. Managed by six different Christian groups through a complicated set of arrangements, the site attracts large number of tourists and pilgrims year-round. Arrange your visit to Christ's Tomb and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • Though it can't be pointed out exact place where Christ tomb was but this site brings back the memory of Christ death especially with Mel Gibson's film Passion Of Christ it's amazing  more »
  • The tomb is in the Church of the Holy Seplechur. It is shared by many religions. They hold services in the tomb several times a day. It opens at 4 am and there were lines to get in at that time.  more »
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