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, Calvary Chapel
Type of structure in text: chapel
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:

Ceiling of the vault - difficult to see as location very dark

Description of mosaic in text: Prophets, David, Solomon, Isiah et al, holding texts.
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. 12, p. 19.


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