Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1980

Description

Seen in the distance of this photo is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After surviving much destruction and repair, the church stands presently in Jerusalem. It was built to commemorate the hill of crucifixion and Christ’s tomb. The church itself is very intricately designed by the use of many ornamental techniques throughout its structure. Certain elements such as the rosette-frieze design on the arches, and the acanthus medallion between the two portals parallel architecture common in churches of the 5th and 6th centuries in Syria.

Notes

http://www.jerusalemvacations.com/sightseeing-attractions/ (photo) Yadin, Yigael.

Jerusalem Revealed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1975) p. 111, 114-115

http://www.bibleplaces.com/holysepulcher.htm

(accessed 10 Nov 2011)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Church

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Religious architecture -- Israel -- Jerusalem; Jerusalem in Christianity; Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem);

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, religious architecture, historic sites, churches

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