Jesus Christ's initial resting place is getting a facelift thanks to a middle eastern ruler.

It sounds like something straight out of the Bible: the King of Jordan wants to restore Jesus' tomb, or rather, the church that was built on top of it, along with several other holy historic sites, Premier. reports.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is built in the place where Jesus is thought to have been initially buried following his crucifixion.

It's not the first time that King Abdullah II of Jordan has helped restore holy landmarks. In the past, the king has also contributed to repairs done on the place where Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, as well as the Edicule ('little house') over the tomb where Jesus was laid.

Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem expressed thanks on behalf of himself and several other religious groups towards the King, grateful for his willingness and commitment to see such holy histrical sites cared for and restored, as well as his work in promoting peace between the Islamic and Christian faith communities in Jordan.