Theoderich’s Description of the Holy Places

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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, the Rotunda
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: Walls, arch of the sanctuary
Description of mosaic in text: Boy Jesus, Virgin, archangel Gabriel, 12 Apostles, Emperor Constantine, Empress Helena, archangel Michael, 13 prophets, inscriptions.
Mosaic date in text:
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text: glowing

Theoderich’s Description of the Holy Places, trans. by Aubrey Stewart (London: Palestine Pilgrims Text Society, 1891), ch. 5, pp. 11-12.


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