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BAF Lecture: Restoration at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy SepulchreOn Wednesday, October 23, 2019, the Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) will open its 2019 – 2020 lecture season by hosting the lecture “Restoration at the Holy Sepulchre” by Kristin Romey of the National Geographic Society.

Since 2016, a team from National Geographic has been documenting the restoration of the Edicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem. Considered the holiest site in Christianity, the Edicule (a small chapel within the Church) is traditionally ascribed to contain the empty tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.The Church has been a major Christian pilgrimage destination since its creation in the fourth century CE, as the traditional site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus according to the New Testament: thus, its original Greek name, Church of the Resurrection.

This presentation will illustrate the restoration of the Edicule with graphics, photographs and video, and demonstrate what science has revealed about the origins and construction of the monument. Also presented will be an advanced look at the next phases of restoration work that are about to take place at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.


“Restoration at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre”
presented by Kristin Romey

The Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Oct. 23, 2019, at 8 p.m.
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852

Reservations are not required.
Fees per lecture are:
Free –  High School Students;
$5 – Residents of CES Life Communities, college  students and co-sponsors;
$8 – BASONOVA & JCCGW members;
$10 – the general public.
Pay at the door.

To subscribe to the entire 8 session lecture series for $48, or for more information, please contact [email protected].


The 2019–2020 Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) Lecture Series:

Restoration at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Wednesday, October 23rd – 8:00 PM
The Late Bronze Age Palaces of Hazor Tuesday, November 19th – 8:00 PM
Monument, Memory and Cultural Identity in the Roman Forum Wednesday, December 11th – 8:00 PM
From Sectarianism to Consensus: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism Sunday, February 23rd – 8:00 PM
The Battle of Kadesh Wednesday, March 25th – 8:00 PM
Archaeology in Israel: Where the Past Meets the Present Wednesday, April 22nd – 8:00 PM
Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon Wednesday, May 27th – 8:00 PM

For more Washington, D.C.-area lectures, visit the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum websites


Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum are not run by Biblical Archaeology Society. For information and tickets for their events, please contact them directly.


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