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    DescriptionThe Tomb of Christ stands in the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, strapped together by steel girders put there by the British in 1947 to prevent it from collapsing. In 1986 Martin Biddle undertook the recording of the tomb before urgently-needed restoration. This book uses the results of that investigation to make an exploration of the site, its appearance, and the destructions and rebuildings of the tomb throughout its 2000-year history. Throughout its history, the tomb has been drawn, painted, engraved, photographed, shown in mosaics, modelled in wood, stone, glass and precious metals and copied full-size in churches throughout Europe. This study brings together this evidence and the archaeological recording in three dimensions, including photogrammetric survey to reveal the form and appearance of the tobm through its successive changes.

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    The Tomb of Christ
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Biddle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 205 mm
    Height: 271 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 844 g
    ISBN 13: 9780750919265
    ISBN 10: 0750919264

    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: HRC, AMN
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH
    BIC subject category V2: AMGD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, TRV015020, REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    DC21: 220.93
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    illustrated edition
    Illustrations note
    103 colour and b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sutton Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Introduction - pilgrims, the city and the tomb; the tomb and the edicule; visual sources for the study of the edicule; the tomb and the edicule from the beginnings to the destruction of 1009; the Byzantines and the holy sepulchre in the 11th century; the Crusaders and the holy sepulchre in the 12th century; the edicule in later medieval and modern times; new interpretations - the form and survival of the rock-cut tomb; new discoveries - the structure of the present edicule; epilogue - the holy fire.