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  • Rotunda - Jerusalem
      Rotunda
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  • Rotunda - Jerusalem
      Rotunda
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  •  Rotunda - Jerusalem
 

The round area of the church is known as the Rotunda or Anastasis. It preserves the location and shape, and a few original columns, of Constantine's IV-th-century Church of the Resurrection built on the site of Christ's tomb.
The Rotunda is surmounted by a large dome, completed in the 1960s. It is decorated with a 12-pointed star whose rays symbolize the outreach of the 12 apostles. The diameter of the dome is about 20 meters; the height is 34 meters.

You will see there the Edicule with the Tomb Christ, the Coptic Chapel where a piece of the tomb of Christ is located and the Syrian Chapel.

You can watch my 5 min 18 sec HD Video Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre Rotunda and Edicule out of my Youtube channel.

Directions: Old City Jerusalem
Phone: +972 2-627-3314
Website: http://churchoftheholysepulchre.net

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  • Written Mar 11, 2010
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