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Church of the Holy Sepulchre, wooden staircase standing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, which has not been moved for 273 years – church of the holy sepulchre staircase same position for 273 years in jerusalem

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Jerusalem: This entire region is in the news due to the attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7 and then the bombing by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip. Due to the ongoing war, many areas of Israel and Palestine are being discussed. Among these, the city of Jerusalem is very important, on which both Israel and Palestine claim. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem city is famous all over the world. What makes a staircase standing in this church special is that it has not been removed from its place since 1750. This staircase has been standing at its place for about 273 years.

Church is associated with Jesus Christ

Regarding the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, a large section of Christians believe that Jesus Christ was crucified here. After which he incarnated at this very place. In such a situation, this church is considered very sacred and people come from all over the world to visit it. However, there are many disputes among different Christians regarding this belief related to the Church. In such a situation, the management of this church is looked after by people from six branches of Christianity and its things are kept as they are.

The staircase has been standing in its place for 273 years

In a part of this church i.e. The Holy Sepulcher Church, a wooden ladder is standing against the wall. This staircase has been standing here at this place since 1750. Actually, the reason for this ladder being kept at the same place for so many years is the beliefs of different branches of Christianity regarding the church. People from all 6 branches of Christianity are associated with this church and there are many claims to the ladder. In such a situation, to avoid controversy, it was decided that no one would move this ladder. Gradually this became a rule and today this staircase has been standing at the same place for about 273 years. Jerusalem is considered very holy not only by Christians but also by Muslims and Jews.

There is controversy not only over the church and the stairs but also over the city.

The controversy is not only over The Holy Sepulcher Church and its contents. The city where this church is located, i.e. Jerusalem, is itself one of the most controversial places in the world. Both Israel and Palestine claim it as their capital. There has been a fight between the two countries for this city for decades. However, this city is still occupied by Israel.

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