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Take a virtual reality tour of the tomb of Christ


3-D immersive technology puts you inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

EWTN’s anchor Lauren Ashburn was moved to tears by the National Geographic Museum’s “Tomb of Christ” exhibit, which opened on November 15 in Washington, D.C.

“Let me tell you. It was amazing. It felt like I was in Jerusalem walking into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and standing right there in front of the limestone slab where Jesus was placed after he was taken down from the cross. It was so moving, so real, I cried,” she said.

The exhibit, which will remain open until August of 2018, takes visitors on a tour of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which was constructed by Roman emperor Constantine in 335 over Jesus’ burial site.

During restoration work on the church, the National Geographic Society and the National Technical University of Athens took 3-D imagery of the interior of the church, which was later used to create the museum’s virtual reality tour of the holy site.

In addition to the 3-D experience in which visitors don virtual reality headsets, the museum features an exhibit on the restoration and the history of the church. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online.




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