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Christ's tomb being renovated

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Jerusalem (KWWL) -

For the first time in more than 200 years, crews are working on repairs at the site where Christians believe Jesus was buried.

They're focused on reinforcing the ancient chamber which houses the tomb.

The last repairs were done in 1810.

That's when the shrine was restored and given its current shape after a fire. It stands a few hundred yards from the site of his crucifixion.

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