The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is believed to stand upon the spot where Jesus was crucified, and contain the spot of his burial and resurrection, as well.  Located in Israel, it was fought over for centuries.  The Christians are so unable to share the location, that the keys to the church belong to Muslims, who control it and maintain it and keep Christians from killing each other over it.  The church itself is managed by five competing Christian delegations, representing the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Coptic, and Syrian Orthodox churches.  The Nuseibeh and Judeh families have for centuries served in these hereditary roles, able to do what the Christians cannot at the final resting place of their own savior.

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