Jerusalem

The Holy Sepulchre

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The Holy Sepulchre:

The traditional site of the crucifixion of Jesus and the location of the tomb of Joseph of Aremethia. Today’s church is the fourth built on the same spot. The first was constructed by Queen Helena, the mother of the emperor Constantine in the 4th century.The last was constructed by the Crusaders on July 15th, 1143. The site is venerated as Calvary (Golgotha), where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, and also includes the place where Jesus is said to have been buried and resurrected. Within the church are the last five Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa.

Eran Ozeri

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