Extensive renovations to the tomb of Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem -- which have been taking place since May 2016 -- have been completed, the International Business Times website reports today (March 21, 2017).
The project was carried out by a team of Greek specialists who reconstructed the Edicule -- the protective structure over the shelf on which the body of Christ is said to have rested following His crucifixion.
The restoration was sponsored by the Greek Orthodox, Franciscans, and Armenians -- the three main Christian denominations of the six that share the Holy Sepulchre. The total cost of the project was about $4 million.
The site will be inaugurated on March 22 -- an event that will be attended by various political and religious leaders from Greece, along with the Holy Land clergy.