A chapel built on the site of the building where some believe Jesus was imprisoned by Roman soldiers in the lead-up to His crucifixion has been reopened to the public after repairs.

The chapel, which is under the care of the Greek Orthodox Church, is one of several located in the complex of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. 

Known as the 'Prison of Christ', it was closed for repairs several years ago after a fire caused major damage but an official of the Greek Orthodox Church said it had been reopened for "prayer and contemplation" since late January.

The chapel features two holes dug into the rock which are said to have been used as a form of stocks for Jesus' feet while He was imprisoned there.