Researchers open tomb believed to be the one where Jesus was buried

(The Christian Science Monitor) Future pilgrims to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will be able to glimpse what is, according to tradition, the tomb of Jesus.

It’s all thanks to a team from the National Technical University of Athens, which is undertaking critical repair work on the site. The team started excavating the tomb in late October in an effort to uncover the original limestone slab on which Jesus was supposedly laid.

According to National Geographic, the project is a $4 million effort to restore the Edicule, the building that sits atop the grave believed to have held the body of Jesus.