Modern archaeology questions The Garden Tomb. as the actual place where Christ's body was taken, but the setting remains a site of uncommon dignity and tranquility. As I painted The Garden Tomb,. I allowed myself to believe that this could have been the scene of the miracle after all. The open tomb is empty; its shadowy interior is thrilling to enter - it seems to whisper words of comfort to my spirit. On the wooden door a small plaque bears an inscription from scripture: He is not here, For He is risen.