Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem

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Considered by many Christians to be the final resting place of the mother of Christ, Tomb of the Virgin Mary provides an atmospheric encounter with a 5th-century church. Enter through the 12th-century Crusader facade, winding your way down the staircase to the ancient Byzantine crypt. Containing the ancient empty crypt of the Virgin Mary, it is believed by many to date back to the 1st century CE. Inspect the colorful icons, and don't miss the smoke blackened stone--thought to have been left behind after Mary's ascension to heaven. Make Tomb of the Virgin Mary part of your personalized Jerusalem itinerary using our Jerusalem road trip app .
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  • This underground church near the foot of the Mount of Olives is the traditional tomb of the Virgin Mary. It is an Orthodox Church and very ornate. The tomb, like that of her Son, is not occupied, sinc...  more »
  • Walk along the ladder to the tomb, where there are two sacrifices. This is the main space underground. The rock tomb was built in the 5th century. Root, it is the tomb of the mother-of-one. a place of joy -- a very mysterious place.
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  • do not miss it. Especially if you are there on a Sunday and are able to attend Divine Liturgy in the morning.
  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity The temple of the lady is so powerful I would ask all the rathkeale travellers to visit the site Foxy Eileen you have to go I have played for everybody May God bless you from Jimmy Lou
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