Mora Collection ➔ MRA-ISR-Jer002

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#8 Lintel [label glued to the glass holder]

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Historical note about the site/monument:
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built to commemorate the crucifixion and burial of Christ. The first structure on the site dates to the rule of Constantine and was erected around 336 CE. It underwent several cycles of destruction and rebuilding, including major reconstruction during the Crusades (12th century). The extant structure dates chiefly to the early 19th century. The shrine enclosing the tomb (called the Edicule) was recently given major restoration, during which time materials from the original Edicule were subjected to scientific study. The Rock of Calvary is also preserved in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in a reliquary near the elaborate Altar of the Crucifixion. 

Further reading:
Ousterhout, R. (1989). Rebuilding the Temple: Constantine Monomachus and the Holy Sepulchre. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians48(1), 66-78.
Moropoulou, A., Georgopoulos, A., Korres, M., Bakolas, A., Labropoulos, K., Agrafiotis, P., Delegou, E.T., Moundoulas, P., Apostolopoulou, M., Lambrou, E., Pantazis, G., Kotoula, L., Papadaki, A., Alexakis, E. (2017). Five-dimensional (5D) modelling of the holy aedicule of the church of the holy sepulchre through an innovative and interdisciplinary approach. In Mixed Reality and Gamification for Cultural Heritage (pp. 247-270). Springer, Cham.

Photos/Documents (provenance):
Exterior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (photo by Jorge Láscar, / CC BY-SA 2.0)

The dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (photo by Andrew Shiva, / CC BY-SA 4.0)