Jerusalem Revisited

Jerusalem Revisited

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...must formerly have rendered it a very handsome tower. It stands over the Chapel of St. John. Connected with it, and forming the western side of the court, is a range ot chapels, the apses of which externally appear as buttresses. Attached to the south-western angle, is to be seen one of a range of columns, which, now broken off, once ran across the court, forming a portico to the adjacent buildings. On entering the western door, the first object after the Turk, who is stationed on the left to take toll, is the Stone of Unction; to the right of which is the Chapel of Adam, or Godfrey, with the tombs of Godfrey de Bouillon and his successor Baldwin I. A flight of steps a little to the right ascends to the Chapel of Calvary, which is not much more than one hundred feet from the Sepulchre itself. Here is to be seen the rock with the holes for the three crosses. This rock stood formerly in the open air, and the crosses were erected upon it. Descending again past the Stone of Unction, we bear to the left, and enter the Great Rotunda, under the centre of which stands the Sepulchre. It should be borne in mind, that the floor is here much below the level of Patriarch-street, so that, as before remarked, the western door in that street, now blocked up, formerly opened into the triforium, or second story of the Rotunda. This was in existence when the Crusaders took Jerusalem, and was a beautiful specimen of Byzantine archi tecture, with mosaics on a gilt ground; but its appearance has been lamentably altered by the great fire of 1808, which completely destroyed the roof and surface, and the new casing is excessively ponderous and ugly. At the west end of the Rotunda, forming, before the fire, part of the aisle, is the altar of the Syrians, through which is...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564642
  • 9781236564641