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)
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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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