In front of the tomb entrance is a man-made channel through which a stone was rolled back and forth to close or open the doorway.

Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. (Mark 15:46b)

Examining the door way of the Garden Tomb

Below is a stone that was used to cover a tomb, although this one came from a different location and is too small to have been made for the Garden Tomb.

Large, round stone used to cover the Garden Tomb doorway

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