The unusual phenomena around the Holy Sepulchre as described in Sofia Kioroglou’s book

THE UNUSUAL PHENOMENA AROUND THE HOLY SEPULCHRE EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS" BY SOFIA KIOROGLOU

The first thing that surprised the workers was
the “sweet aroma” they smelled as they drew
near to the tomb. As reported by the workers,
the smell is reminiscent of the floral smell which

is often spoken about in ancient sources describ-
ing the appearances of saints, including the Most

Holy Theotokos.

The workers also reported that some elec-
tronic devices lying around the tomb began to

fail inexplicably. Some of them turned out to
be completely broken. A possible explanation is
powerful electromagnetic radiation.

Restoration work is now underway on the Aed-
icule. In particular, the restorers are cleaning the

facing side of the rock on which the body of Jesus

Christ was laid. On October 26 archaeologists re-
moved the slab from the Holy Sepulchre (for the

first time in 450 years). Beneath it they found an-
other marble slab with a cross. Historians believe

it was made during the Crusades.

The funeral bed itself turned out to be com-
pletely undamaged, although the walls of the

cave in which it was located were destroyed to-
gether with the original building of the Church

of the Holy Sepulchre in the eleventh century.
“It’s absolutely amazing. My knees are shaking,
because I didn’t expect this… We can’t say with
absolutely certainty at first glance that there is
clear evidence that the tomb wasn’t damaged
this whole time. After all, scientists and historians
have been working on these questions for many
decades,” said archaeologist Frederick Hilbert.
The tomb of the Lord is hewn from a natural
rock tomb from the Second Temple period, in
which is a stone funerary bed (6.6 ft. x 2.6 ft., 2
ft. from the ground). The present space, as the
previous cave which was destroyed in 1009, is
called the Holy Sepulchre. This space, arranged
as an aedicule, symbolizes the cave in which the
Body of Christ was buried. To this day, only the
bed, part of the walls of the cave and part of the
entrance have been preserved. By the middle of

the sixteenth century the bed was seriously dam-
aged by pilgrims trying to break off particles of

the shrine. In 1555 the bed was covered with a
white marble slab to prevent such attempts.

PHOTO OF SOFIA KIOROGLOU 2010 – THE FLASHES OF LIGHT AROUND THE CHURCH OF RESURRECTION

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Workers speak about unusual phenomena
around Holy Sepulchre
The first thing that surprised the workers was
the “sweet aroma” they smelled as they drew
near to the tomb. As reported by the workers,
the smell is reminiscent of the floral smell which
is often spoken about in ancient sources describ-
ing the appearances of saints, including the Most
Holy Theotokos.
The workers also reported that some elec-
tronic devices lying around the tomb began to
fail inexplicably. Some of them turned out to
be completely broken. A possible explanation is
powerful electromagnetic radiation.
Restoration work is now underway on the Aed-
icule. In particular, the restorers are cleaning the
facing side of the rock on which the body of Jesus
Christ was laid. On October 26 archaeologists re-
moved the slab from the Holy Sepulchre (for the
first time in 450 years). Beneath it they found an-
other marble slab with a cross. Historians believe
it was made during the Crusades.
The funeral bed itself turned out to be com-
pletely undamaged, although the walls of the
cave in which it was located were destroyed to-
gether with the original building of the Church
of the Holy Sepulchre in the eleventh century.
“It’s absolutely amazing. My knees are shaking,
because I didn’t expect this… We can’t say with
absolutely certainty at first glance that there is
clear evidence that the tomb wasn’t damaged
this whole time. After all, scientists and historians
have been working on these questions for many
decades,” said archaeologist Frederick Hilbert.
The tomb of the Lord is hewn from a natural
rock tomb from the Second Temple period, in
which is a stone funerary bed (6.6 ft. x 2.6 ft., 2
ft. from the ground). The present space, as the
previous cave which was destroyed in 1009, is
called the Holy Sepulchre. This space, arranged
as an aedicule, symbolizes the cave in which the
Body of Christ was buried. To this day, only the
bed, part of the walls of the cave and part of the
entrance have been preserved. By the middle of
the sixteenth century the bed was seriously dam-
aged by pilgrims trying to break off particles of
the shrine. In 1555 the bed was covered with a
white marble slab to prevent such attempts.

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