Theoderich's Description of the Holy Places

Name of text: Theoderich's Description of the Holy Places
Author of text: Theoderich
Date of text: c. 1172
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text AD 4th, 7th, 11th, 12th C
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 12 AD
Country in text: Israel
Region in text:
City in text: Jerusalem
Specific place of mosaic in text: Sepulchre behind the altar
Description of mosaic in text: Joseph [of Arimathea] and Nicodemus placing body in tomb, Virgin, 3 Maries with pots of perfume, angel rolling away stone.  Inscription:

The place and guardian testify Christ’s resurrection / Also the linen clothes, the angel and Redemption.

Mosaic date in text:
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Theoderich’s Description of the Holy Places, trans. by Aubrey Stewart (London: Palestine Pilgrims Text Society, 1891), ch. 5, p. 8.


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