Age of 'Christ's tomb' is revealed: Mortar used in the complex dates to Rome's first Christian emperor suggesting it really IS where 'Jesus was buried and resurrected'
The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried and rose to heaven has been dated to the Roman era, for the first time.
Experts sampled mortar taken from between the original limestone surface of the tomb and a marble slab that covers it.
They believe it dates to around 345 AD, which would tie in to historical accounts which state the early Roman Catholic enshrined the tomb upon discovering it in around 326 AD.
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DATING THE TOMB Scientists dated the age of the tomb using two brick samples taken from the structure.
Mortar samples from remains of the cave's southern... read more
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