Gallery for the Geography & History of Israel Class
 May 11th Field Trip 
Like the mosaic,  the Church has three central locations.  The first just below the mosaic is the stone table.
Like the mosaic, the Church has three central locations. The first just below the mosaic is the stone table.
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The Stone Table is the place remembered where they laid Jesus's body prior to placing Him in the Tomb.
The Stone Table is the place remembered where they laid Jesus's body prior to placing Him in the Tomb.
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To the right of the Mosaic,  and up a long flight of stairs are multiple alters and a marker for the remembered place of Christ's crucifiction.
To the right of the Mosaic, and up a long flight of stairs are multiple alters and a marker for the remembered place of Christ's crucifiction.
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This church is shared by 6 different orthodox Christian faiths and they each have alters throughout this church.  Under this alter is a star,  and the spot where they say the cross of Christ was erected.
This church is shared by 6 different orthodox Christian faiths and they each have alters throughout this church. Under this alter is a star, and the spot where they say the cross of Christ was erected.
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The alter over the remembered location of Christ's crucifiction.
The alter over the remembered location of Christ's crucifiction.
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To the left of the mosaic, is what remains of the tomb.  Over the years,  much of the hill around the tomb has been cut away to allow creation of this church.   Here,  a small "house" is built covering the remembered tomb of Jesus.
To the left of the mosaic, is what remains of the tomb. Over the years, much of the hill around the tomb has been cut away to allow creation of this church. Here, a small "house" is built covering the remembered tomb of Jesus.
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Priests are on station all the time,  watching over the tomb.
Priests are on station all the time, watching over the tomb.
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We next walked up to a rooftop and observed the areas walked - with the temple mount being easily visible here.
We next walked up to a rooftop and observed the areas walked - with the temple mount being easily visible here.
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Looking back,  the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, with it's two domes wwas easily visible.   They are quite close to each other.
Looking back, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, with it's two domes wwas easily visible. They are quite close to each other.
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