Probably the most visited holy sight in Jerusalem for Christian pilgrims. The church supposedly marks the place where Jesus was crucified, removed from the cross, his body anointed and buried. Control of the church is shared (rather contentiously) by a number of Christian denominations including Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Egyptian Copts, Syriacs and Ethiopians. Below is the main entrance to the church where you can see outside the second floor right hand window the famous "immovable ladder."
Just outside the entrance to the church are genuine "Holy Land" souvenirs made from either "real" gold, silver, Roman stone, sections of the cross, olive wood, etc. all religiously crafted in the most holiest land of China.
The first thing you see when you enter is the Stone of Anointing where the faithful pray, kiss and rub the Stone with oil. Above the Stone are the beautiful lamps and behind the stone is a modern mosaic depicting Jesus's body being prepared for burial.
The Rock of Calvary.
The entrance to Christ's tomb and Christ Pantocrator mosaic in the small dome.
Israel is amazing. I so want to go back, so much more to see and learn.