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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

This church is one of the holiest sites in Christendom. It is located in Jerusalem’s Old City in the Christian Quarter at the final point on the Via Dolorosa. At this point Jesus is believed to have been crucified at Golgotha and later buried. The church (c.325AD) is vast, with several chapels and altars. The church is shared by several Christian denominations – Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant and Oriental Orthodox.  The sepulchre (the place where Christ is thought to have been buried) is in the centre of a cavernous rotunda; the Stone of Anointing on which Jesus’ body was washed is at the church entrance and the Rock of Calvary is within the church.

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