Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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Spring 3-1980


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 (photo) Yadin, Yigael.

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

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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


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