The Sepulcher

The sepulcher or tomb is encased by a structure known as the Edicule. The entrance of the tomb faces the Greek Orthodox chapel which holds the omphalos (literally ’the belly button’ or center of the world).


View from above the Holy Sepulcher
Image Credit: Mikhail
Greek and Armenian Priests in front of the Holy Sepulcher
Image Credit: Gregory Gerber
Entrance into the Holy Sepulcher from the Greek Orthodox Chapel
Image Credit: Rostislav Glinsky

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