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On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, the Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) will open its 2019 – 202o lecture season by hosting the lecture “Restoration at the Holy Sepulchre” by Kristin Romey of the National Geographic Society.
Since 2016, a team from National Geographic has been documenting the restoration of the Edicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem. Considered the holiest site in Christianity, the Edicule (a small chapel within the Church) is traditionally ascribed to contain the empty tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.The Church has been a major Christian pilgrimage destination since its creation in the fourth century CE, as the traditional site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus according to the New Testament: thus, its original Greek name, Church of the Resurrection.
Presentation - Restoration
This presentation will illustrate the restoration...
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