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Age of 'Christ's tomb' is revealed:

• by Tim Collins

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