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Researchers rediscover original medieval altar of Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre

April 20, 2022

» Continue to this story on Times of Israel

CWN Editor's Note: The Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Church, and Armenian Apostolic Church share the basilica, built over the site of our Lord’s Crucifixion and Resurrection (Encyclopaedia Britannica article).

The medieval altar “was inlaid with pieces of precious marble, pieces of glass, pieces of small, finely made marble,” said Amit Re’em ofthe Israel Antiquities Authority. “It was shining, and this was a really amazing artifact.”

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