Libro d’oltramare / A Voyage Beyond the Seas

Name of text: Libro d’oltramare / A Voyage Beyond the Seas
Author of text: Niccolò of Poggibonsi
Date of text: 1346-1350
Date of person in text: 14th century
Name of structure in text: Room of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary
Type of structure in text: Room
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Country in text: Israel
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City in text: Nazareth
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Inside is a very beautiful church, exactly on the site of the house of our Lady, when the angel declared to her; but now the church is pulled down, save for the room of our Lady.  This room is very small, and is done in mosaics; and the house leaned against a stone grotto.  Within is the column which Mary held on to for fear when the angel gave her the message.

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Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
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[Fra] Niccolò of Poggibonsi, A Voyage Beyond the Seas (1346-1350), ch.127,trans by T. Bellorini and E Hoade (Jerusalem: Franciscan Printing Press, 1945, repr. 1993), p. 64


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