Tomb of Jesus to undergo remodel after 200 years

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Tomb Of Jesus To Get A Remodel After 200 Years

By Amanda Kabbabe and Josh King

After more than 200 years, the Holy Sepulcher in Jeruselum is set to be renovated. It is believed by Christians to be the burial site of Jesus.

Despite their differing opinions, the rivalry between the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Armenian churches has been set aside in order to begin the repairs.

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The work will be primarily focused on the Edicule, which is the ancient chamber standing above the area where Jesus's body is believed to have been anointed, wrapped in cloth and buried before his resurrection.

The scientific coordinator for the repair project said the tomb was stable, but after many years of water exposure, humidity and candle smoke, it has begun to warp.

The church, one of the world's oldest, was built in 325 A.D. by the Roman Emperor Constantine. It is considered to be one of the holiest shrines for Christians.

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A worker welds scaffoldings at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on May 29, 2016, ahead of restoration of the Tomb of Jesus. The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection, is to undergo major restoration. The restoration entrusted to a Greek team, is expected to be completed in early 2017 and the site will remain open to visitors in the meantime. / AFP / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli police officers come out of the Tomb of Jesus as they pass under a metal scaffolding placed at the entrance on May 29, 2016, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City ahead of restoration. The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection, is to undergo major restoration. The restoration entrusted to a Greek team, is expected to be completed in early 2017 and the site will remain open to visitors in the meantime. / AFP / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker welds scaffoldings at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on May 29, 2016, ahead of restoration of the Tomb of Jesus. The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection, is to undergo major restoration. The restoration entrusted to a Greek team, is expected to be completed in early 2017 and the site will remain open to visitors in the meantime. / AFP / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker welds scaffoldings at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on May 29, 2016, ahead of restoration of the Tomb of Jesus. The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection, is to undergo major restoration. The restoration entrusted to a Greek team, is expected to be completed in early 2017 and the site will remain open to visitors in the meantime. / AFP / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists line up to enter the Tomb of Jesus as they stand under a metal scaffolding placed at the entrance on May 29, 2016, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City ahead of restoration. The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection, is to undergo major restoration. The restoration entrusted to a Greek team, is expected to be completed in early 2017 and the site will remain open to visitors in the meantime. / AFP / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists line up to enter the Tomb of Jesus as they stand under a metal scaffolding placed at the entrance on May 29, 2016, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City ahead of restoration. The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection, is to undergo major restoration. The restoration entrusted to a Greek team, is expected to be completed in early 2017 and the site will remain open to visitors in the meantime. / AFP / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Christian nuns watch as a team of experts begin the renovation of Jesus' tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, June 6, 2016. A team of experts has begun a historic renovation at the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried, overcoming longstanding religious rivalries to carry out the first repairs at the site in over 200 years. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2012 file photo, Armenian pilgrims pray at the Tomb of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre church in Jerusalem. A team of experts is set to begin a historic renovation at the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried, overcoming longstanding religious rivalries to carry out the first repairs at the site in over 200 years. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File)
Christian pilgrims wait in line to visit the tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem Friday, May 20, 2016. Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulcher, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. The works are the first in almost two centuries that will focus on repairing, reinforcing and conserving the structure. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
A Greek team of experts begin renovation of Jesus' tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, June 6, 2016. A team of experts has begun a historic renovation at the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried, overcoming longstanding religious rivalries to carry out the first repairs at the site in over 200 years. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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The renovations are expected to take between eight to 12 months to complete.

The work will be done in the early mornings and late nights, allowing tourists and pilgrims to continue visiting the site.

The entire project is expected to cost more than $3 million and will be funded by each church.

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