“Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
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Do you think you’re what they say you are?”

Someone photographed the Tomb of Jesus, and it might just be the most epic thing you’ll read about all week.

The supposed burial location of Jesus Christ was opened for the first time in centuries due to an ongoing renovation of the church that was built around it.

According to Father Isidoros Fakitsas,

“We saw where Jesus Christ was laid down. Before, nobody has.” Or at least nobody alive today. “We have the history, the tradition. Now we saw with our own eyes the actual burial place of Jesus Christ.”

While inside the shrine that housed the Tomb, researchers took photographs and collected samples. To even fathom the possibility that the Christ was in fact buried in this location is something of a huge deal.

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This Wednesday Oct. 26, 2016 photo, shows the moment workers remove the top marble layer of the tomb said to be of Jesus Christ, in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. A restoration team has peeled away a marble layer for the first time in centuries in an effort to reach what it believes is the original rock surface where Jesus’ body was laid. (Dusan Vranic/National Geographic via AP)

According to research;

The church was built on the Tomb’s location during the reign of Constantine. It had its fair share of ups and downs. It was destroyed after the Persians sacked through Jerusalem, only to be rebuilt and destroyed again by Muslims caliphs in the 11th century.

The Tomb of Jesus

National Geographic recently teamed up with the National University of Athens to work on restoration and cultural renovation.

Check out National Geographic for more photos

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