Description of the Holy Land (1274-85)

Name of text: Description of the Holy Land (1274-85)
Author of text: Burchard of Mount Sion
Date of text: 1274-85
Date of person in text: 13th century
Name of structure in text: Church of the Nativity
Type of structure in text: 339, 530s, 1165-69
Date of structure in text
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: Walls
Description of mosaic in text:

On the inside, the chapel is completely covered with mosaic work, paved with marble and very sumptuously fashioned.   Moreover, above the columns and up to the roof-beams the nave of the church is finished in the most beautiful and excellent mosaic work which displays pictures of the whole of history from the creation of the world up to the coming of the Lord in judgement.

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

For translation see: Pringle, Denys, Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187-1291(Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012), p. 303


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