John Poloner's Description of the Holy Land

Name of text: John Poloner's Description of the Holy Land
Author of text: John Poloner
Date of text: c. 1421
Date of person in text: fifteenth century
Name of structure in text: Church of the Nativity
Type of structure in text: church
Date of structure in text 339, 530s, 1165-69
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 12 AD
Country in text: Israel
Region in text:
City in text: Bethlehem
Specific place of mosaic in text: wall on right-hand side on entry
Description of mosaic in text:

It has Christ’s genealogy painted in mosaics up above on the right-hand side as one comes in.

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

John Poloner, John Poloner’s Description of the Holy Land, trans. by Aubrey Stewart (London: Palestine Pilgrims Text Society, 1894), p. 19


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