- Title: Jerusalem Garden Tomb 001
The Garden Tomb is a rock-cut tomb in Jerusalem which was unearthed in 1867 and has been considered by some Protestant Christians to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus though the tomb has been dated by prominent Israeli archaeologist Gabriel Barkay to the 8th-7th centuries BC, making it unlikely that it could actually be the tomb of Jesus. There is no reason, however, for an older tomb not having been reused later on, as it was not an uncommon practice. The Garden Tomb is adjacent to a rocky escarpment which since the mid-nineteenth century has been proposed by some scholars to be Golgotha. In contradistinction to this modern identification, the traditional site where the death and resurrection of Christ are believed to have occurred has been the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at least since the fourth century.
Since 1894, the Garden Tomb and its surrounding gardens have been maintained as a place of Christian worship and reflection by a Christian non-denominational charitable trust based in the United Kingdom named The Garden Tomb (Jerusalem) Association. As such, the Garden Tomb stands as a popular site of pilgrimage for many Christians, especially Evangelicals and other Protestants.
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