Immovable Ladder on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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I went there and our guide told us a different story. The ladder was placed there at a point in the dispute when the Armenians were only allowed a place without exit to fresh air. So the monks who were on ‘duty’ used the ladder to go out for a breather without leaving the church (important not to loose their spot). Subsequently this problem was solved, but the Armenians decided to keep the ladder there just in case. And for the records, the ladder has been changed/ repaired, it’s not the same ladder left centuries ago, :slightly_smiling_face: