The Pilgrimage of Joannes Phocas in the Holy Land

Name of text: The Pilgrimage of Joannes Phocas in the Holy Land
Author of text: Joannes Phocas
Date of text: 1185
Date of person in text: 12th century
Name of structure in text: Temple Mount [Church on the foundations of the Temple of Solomon]
Type of structure in text: church
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Country in text: Israel
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City in text: Jerusalem
Specific place of mosaic in text: Throughout the church
Description of mosaic in text:

Decorated within and without with variegated marbles and mosaics.  On the left side of this church are two vaulted chambers, in one of which is depicted the Presentation of our Lord Christ, because in that place the just man Simeon received our Lord Christ into his arms, and in the other the wondrous ladder which Jacob saw reaching up to heaven, with the angels of God ascending and descending it.

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Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
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Joannes Phocas, The Pilgrimage of Joannes Phocas in the Holy Land, trans. by Aubrey Stewart (London: Palestine Pilgrims Text Society, 1889), XIV, p. 20


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