Outer Room


The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest Christian site in Jerusalem and Israel. The Church contains the Chapel of Golgotha and three Stations of the Cross, as well as the place of Jesus Christ's burial and resurrection. Today's Church stands in the place where a temple dedicated to Aphrodite (Venus) used to stand. This temple was built by the Emperor Hadrian on the location where Christ was crucified and buried, so that its memory would be forgotten. Ironically, the building of the temple actually preserved the exact burial site location.













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