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Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea

Coptic Monk conducting the daily ritual of cleansing the Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. (C) Bert Sirkin

The alleged tomb of Joseph of Arimathea is a Jewish burial cave typical to the first century CE that was uncovered during the construction of the church of the holy sepulchre. By local Christian tradition it was used for the burial of Joseph of Arimathea as he gave his burial cave for the burial of Jesus. 

The cave has five burial niches (“Kokchim”), of which two are open and accessible. 

The cave is accessed from a chapel that is under shared costudy of the Armenian and the Assyrian church.

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