Tomb with Rolling Stone


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This tomb with a rolling stone is located on the side of a road in Galilee near the Jezreel Valley. The two openings on the right are burial niches (loculi) in which the dead were buried. They were accessed from a chamber that could be closed off by the rolling stone on the left. According to the Gospels, the tomb in which Jesus was buried was closed by rolling a big stone in front of the entrance (Matthew 27.60, 28.2; Mark 15.46, 16.3,4; Luke 24.2; John 20.1).