Holy Sepulcher (crs)

Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Domes in the City
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Entrance to the Roof
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Catholikon Dome
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Catholikon Dome
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Entrance to the Roof
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On the Roof
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On the Roof(composite)
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On the Roof
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On the Roof
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On the Roof
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Courtyard and Entrance
      
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Entrance, Chapel of the Franks
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Entrance
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Entrance
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Entrance
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Entrance
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Entrance, Chapel of the Franks
      
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Inside
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Above the Stone of Unction
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Above the Stone of Unction
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The Stone of Unction
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Dome of the Rotunda
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Dome of the Rotunda
      
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Tomb of Christ
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Entrance, Tomb of Christ
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Tomb of Christ, on right
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Dome of the Catholikon
      
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Catholikon
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Steps to the Golgotha
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Steps to the Golgotha

 

Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Item: circa 1040  Image/s: circa 2000, 2005  Accesses: 227

 

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Again, the history of the site is very complex and I refer you to the reference below.  The church encloses the site of the Hill of Calvary where the New Testament says that Jesus was crucified and the place where Jesus was buried, the sepulcher.  The church has been an important pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is built around what is believed to be the excavated site of Christ's Crucifixion, burial and Resurrection.  The first basilica was built be Constantine between 326 and 335.  After being destroyed by the Sultan Hakim in 1009 it was rebuilt by the Byzantine emperor Constantine Monomachus in 1040.  It was enlarged by Crusaders between 1114 and 1170.

Because of the nature of the building and the things that it was intended to represent to the people visiting, I had some hesitation about taking pictures inside the structure.

Reference/s: Wikipedia

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