On October 26, for the third time in
history, the tomb of the Holy Sepulcher was opened. Images of the event.
Sixty hours. This is how long the tomb of Jesus, kept in the Edicule of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, remained open from October 26, for the first time after two hundred years, and for the third time in history.
These are the images with the marble slab of the altar temporarily removed, from which a second cracked plate emerged and thus the original rock below.
Through both direct and non-invasive methods, such as ultrasound or X-ray, different types of analysis are being performed to study not only the actual tomb, but also the presence of rock on the sides of the tomb.
The new look of the Edicule will further facilitate the identification of visitors and the preservation of the place, until the conclusion of works scheduled for next Easter, in March 2017.