The grave of Jesus was revised again. The new model is based on the considerations and sketchy reconstruction of one of the most experienced Jerusalem archaeologists, Shimon Gibson.
The tomb of Jesus became, as in the prophecy of Isaiah 53:9, the tomb of a rich man. Joseph of Arimathea was a secret disciple of Jesus, and since he was a leader in the Jewish Sanhedrin but a believer in Jesus, he secretly asked Pilate - for fear of the Jews - to take Jesus' body and place it in his new and unused tomb. The graves of the rich at that time had a place to put it down, which could be a hollow in the rock or a kind of stone bench and the so-called Kokhim.
After embalming, the deceased was placed in a kokh (the Hebrew term is loculus) for decomposition. A Kokh is about 2 m long and 50 cm wide. Usually, the bones of the decomposed corpse were later placed in bone boxes to make room for another corpse. These were often family graves.
Since a high Sabath (Passover) was imminent, Jesus' body was initially wrapped only with linen cloths bought by Joseph of Arimathea. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloe and this was wrapped according to Jewish custom (John 19). This was not yet the embalming. We learn another chapter about the women who wanted to embalm Jesus' body early in the morning on the third day, Sunday. It is important to know that in the Jewish understanding Good Friday counts as the first day, then the second day is the Sabbath, and the third day is Sunday, even though the resurrection of Jesus took place early in the morning.
Once again to the burial: The Gospels report that the tomb was sealed with a large stone. Furthermore we read in Matthew 27 that the tomb was sealed by the Romans on the Sabbath. During the sealing, nails were hewn into the rock and the ropes were stretched crosswise and sealed with a clay seal. If the clay seal was broken, it was known that the body was stolen. In addition, the chief priests and Pharisees requested guards from Pilate so that none of Jesus' disciples would steal his body.
That is why the model also shows nails at the top of the stone and a rope that is still hanging down. In Matthew 28 we then read in the Resurrection report that on the first day of the week, that is to say on Sunday, there was a sudden strong earthquake and angel of the Lord came down to roll away the stone. The angel rolled the stone away, the seal was broken and he sat down on the stone. The entrance was also shown in a reduced size, because John had to bend down to see the linen cloths of the Risen One (John 20). Grave finds from the time of Jesus also confirm this scriptural passage. Finally it must also be said here that the exact appearance of the tomb will remain a mystery and the 3D model was reconstructed only on the basis of the various statements in the Gospels.