Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre set for major restoration

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The tomb site where Jesus is said to have been buried, in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, is set for major restoration after the Christian Orthodox Easter holiday, the Custody of the Holy Land said Wednesday.

A Greek team will work on renovating the shrine, which has been held together by a metal frame. Renovations are expected to be completed in early 2017, and the site will remain open to visitors.The project will be funded by Christian groups including the Greek Orthodox, Franciscans, and Armenians, in addition to other public and private donors.

The shrine was built over the site of the tomb in the early 19th century.

Posted on March 23, 2016 .