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COUNTRIES, CULTURES, HISTORY / Israel, Holy Land, Palestina / Jerusalem / Holy Sepulchre


The Church of Holy Sepulchre is the most sacred site to Orthodox Christianity in Jerusalem. It was called Golgotha, from the Hebrew world "golgolet" or "skul", wich is what the hill resembled. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Holy Sepulcher ist most sacred space, Holy Sepulchre is a most sacred space, Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23/33,34 The original Byzantine church was destroyed by the Persians in 614 A.D. Rebuilt shortly thereafter, the Egyptian caliph al-Hakim destroyed the church in 1009 and had the tomb hacked down to bedrock. The Crusaders rebuilt the church and much of what is standing today is from that time period. The ladder in the upper right window has been there since at least 1860, a testimony to rivalries between the church's factions.


 

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Chapel of Adam
One can see the altar in the Chapel of Adam and the rock beneath the Golgotha. Adam’s skull was buried here. When Jesus was crucified and his body was nailed, his blood was dripping down from the cross and leaked through the cracked rock right on to the skull of Adam.
Arches of the Virgin Mary
Arches of the Virgin Mary
Rock chapel
Rock chapel
Sword of de Bouillon
Sword of de Bouillon
Choptic chapel at the grave of Jesus
Choptic chapel at the grave of Jesus

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