Tomb of Christ Exhibit at National Geographic Museum, April 24


On April 24 AAFSW members and guests are invited to a very special exhibit at the National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC. We will learn about the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and be transported to Jerusalem for an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything seen in a museum before. Our group will be able to virtually visit the church and learn about its storied history and enduring mysteries.

Built in the fourth century, the tomb of Christ, or the Holy Edicule, has just undergone a historic restoration—a project that captured the attention of the world and has been featured in National Geographic magazine and on the National Geographic channel. In the exhibition, we will learn about the restoration effort and how National Geographic Explorers are using new technologies including lidar, sonar, laser scanning, and thermal imaging to continue to study this important site.

We’ll meet at 10:45 a.m. for an 11 a.m. tour. RSVP by April 17 to or 703-820-5420, and mail a $12 check to AAFSW Reservations, 4001 9th Street N. #214, Arlington, VA 22203. Space is limited so RSVP as soon as possible.

We are required to pay National Geographic one week in advance, so late RSVPs will not be considered unless there is a cancellation.

Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair