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Archaeologists Prepare to Open ‘Tomb of Jesus’ Midwife’ to Public

Salome (right) and the midwife “Emea” (left), bathing the infant Jesus, are common figures in Orthodox icons of the Nativity of Jesus; here in a 12th-century fresco from Cappadocia.

The burial cave became a pilgrimage destination after local Christians identified it as Salome’s burial place in the Byzantine era, Firer said.

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