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Date

3-1980

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The Basilica of the Agony was designed by Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi. It is also known as the Church of All Nations because the construction of the church was funded through donations collected from many countries. Each of the donating countries is honored by incorporating her coat of arms of each into the ceiling design.

The location of the church is believed to be the site where Jesus prayed alone in the garden on the night of his arrest, and the interior of the church is dark to match the mood of the site. The building’s facade is stylistically mixed. It is supported by Corinthian columns borrowed from antiquity, but a mosaic, bubble domed roof and thick columns are characteristic of the Byzantine style.

Further up the hill, behind the Basilica of the Agony in this photograph, is the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene. It was designed by Russian architect David Grimm and completed in 1886.

Notes

http://www.arxitecture.org.uk/arx47.htm

(accessed October 11, 2011)

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2000/3/Jerusalem-%20The%20Basilica%20of%20the%20Agony%20-Church%20of%20Al

(accessed October 11, 2011)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Grimm_(architect)

(accessed October 11, 2011)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Maria_Magdalene

(accessed October 11, 2011)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_of_Olives

(accessed October 11, 2011)

http://www.jerusalem-mission.org/

(accessed October 11, 2011)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_All_Nations

(accessed October 11, 2011)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1884-1960

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Creator 3 Dates

1823-1898

Creator 3 Role

Architect

Building Type

Church

Building Style

Neoclassical

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Religious architecture -- Israel -- Jerusalem; Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Byzantine revival (Architecture);

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

religious buildings, architecture, modern

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