Experts think they have uncovered the original rock surface where Jesus’ body was laid. A restoration team has been peeling away at marble layers in the cave that is believed to have been Jesus’ tomb. Many historians believe the original cave, identified a few centuries after Jesus’ death as his tomb, was obliterated ages ago. However, an archaeologist with the restoration team says ground penetrating radar tests determined the cave walls are standing — at a height of six feet and connected to bedrock — behind the marbled panels of the chamber at the center of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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