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Garden Tomb

Jerusalem Unearthed

The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is a site that holds an important place in the hearts of Evangelical Christians worldwide. Located in the city’s eastern part, the Garden Tomb is believed by many to be the place where Jesus was buried and resurrected.


The Garden Tomb is a beautiful, peaceful garden with a quiet prayer and meditation atmosphere. Visitors can explore the beautiful surroundings, including a tranquil garden with beautiful flowers, trees, and a tranquil pond.

The Tomb of Jesus

The tomb is carved into the rock and has a simple design typical of graves from the time of Jesus. The Garden Tomb was discovered in the late 19th century by a British general named Charles Gordon. He believed this could be the site of Jesus Christ’s burial, and his discovery led to further excavations in the area. The site has been well-preserved and is now a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.


One of the Garden Tomb’s most significant features is a rolling stone used to seal the tomb’s entrance. The stone is believed to be the one that was moved away by an angel during the resurrection of Jesus. This stone is still in place today and is a powerful symbol of the miracle of Christ’s resurrection. Another feature of the Garden Tomb is the Chapel of the Angels inside the tomb.

The Tomb of the Virgin Mary

The chapel features a beautiful painting of the resurrected Christ and provides a quiet space for prayer and reflection. Despite its significance to Christians, the Garden Tomb is not universally accepted as the site of Jesus Christ’s burial and resurrection.

Some scholars believe that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located nearby, is the true site of Jesus Christ’s burial. Regardless of the debate, the Garden Tomb remains a beautiful and peaceful place for Christians to visit and reflect on the miracle of Christ’s resurrection. The site is a testament to Christians’ enduring faith and the Gospel message’s power.

Garden Tomb Opening Hours:

Sunday Closed

Monday through Saturday: 8:30 am–5:30 pm

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Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

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