Millions of people throughout the world regard Jesus’ life and death to be a breakthrough moment in human history. The location of Jesus’ body is still a big subject of concern. Was it stolen, was it taken, or did it simply vanish into nothingness? But among these, another concerning question is, did we really find out the location of Jesus’ tomb? Or what led to the discovery of Jesus’ tomb? There have been many mysteries and theories regarding the tomb of Jesus. Even the skeptics, the cynics, and the unbelievers, including historians, philosophers, and theologians, admit that Jesus died on Friday on a Roman cross and was buried in a tomb that was empty on Sunday morning.
The finding of Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem dates back to the Roman Empire, according to researchers. Still, the reason behind the discovery of Jesus’ tomb is a mystery in itself. However, it is believed that the first discovery of Jesus Christ’s tomb goes back to the Roman Empire times. Mortar discovered beneath a slab in the center of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher dates to the reign of Roman Emperor Constantine, scholars claim, verifying historical accounts of the finding of the site where Christians believe Jesus was entombed.
According to historical records, Constantine, was the first Roman emperor to change to Christianity, and discovered the granite tomb hidden beneath a shrine to the Roman goddess Venus between 325 and 326 AD with the help of his mother, Helena. Today, millions of pilgrims visit it on a daily basis, and priests administer it from many Christian religions that follow rigorous laws that date back to the Ottoman Empire. The Holy Sepulcher complex was virtually destroyed in 1009, but it was reconstructed over the years by different Christian organizations, notably the Byzantines and Crusaders, from the 12th century onward.
Since the 4th century, the site of Jesus Christ’s tomb has been known through a continuous tradition. There are several mysteries and speculations surrounding Jesus’ tomb. People have a vested stake in rejecting the resurrection because it is God’s way of establishing without all question that all sinful men and women will be judged via Jesus Christ. People do not reject the gospel, and the truth of Christ’s apologizing for death and risen life because of logical or philosophical considerations. They are opposed for moral reasons. They don’t reject the resurrection as there is not enough evidence; they reject it because they adore sin.
Researchers have continued their research into the site where the body of Jesus Christ is thought to have been buried, and initial findings seem to verify that parts of the burial site are still present today, having lived to tell the tale of centuries of destruction, damage, and restoration of the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Researchers also established the presence of the ancient limestone cave walls inside the 19th-century Edicule, or shrine, that encloses the grave. A window has been carved into the shrine’s southern inner wall to reveal one of the walls of the cave. Still, the true reason for the discovery of Jesus’ tomb is not revealed yet.