Age of 'Christ's tomb' is revealed: Mortar used in the complex dates to Rome's first Christian emperor suggesting it really IS where 'Jesus was buried and resurrected'
- It lends weight to the belief Christ was buried and resurrected in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- Until now, the earliest architectural evidence found in the tomb complex dated to the Crusader period
- Mortar from between limestone surface of tomb and a marble slab that covers it has been dated to 345 AD
- New date puts the construction of the tomb in the time of Constantine, Rome's first Christian emperor
- It provides proof that the spot pilgrims worship is the same tomb found by Constantine in 4th century