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Three Maries

The Three Maries, or Holy Women, are mentioned in all four Gospels of the New Testament as having discovered Christ's empty tomb or sepulchre after the Resurrection (Matthew 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24: 1-11; John 20: 1-19).

The identities of the women are not firmly established; one is usually shown to be Mary Magdalene. Various women who accompany the Virgin Mary at the Crucifixion and the Entombment are named, including Mary Cleophas and Mary mother of Zebedee, but they cannot be individually distinguished.
 
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