Luke 24: 12 Then arose Peter and ran into the sepulchre, and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.


 The loculus (burial niche) of the Garden tomb shows evidence of having been hastily enlarged to fit someone of taller stature than whomever the tomb was originally intended.

The tomb adheres to a number of scriptural parameters which the traditional tomb does not. It is certainly a tomb befitting a wealthy Jew of the Herodian period (Mt. 27:57) and is hewn from rock (Mt. 27:60). It is in what was once a garden villa but still near a place of crucifixion (John 19:41). It must be possible to see the loculus from the outside (John 20:5) and it must permit several persons to stand inside (Luke 24:1-4). The loculus where the body lay should be low rather than elevated (as in the traditional tomb) to allow Peter's "stooping down" (Luke 24:12).