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Chapel of Adam, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem
Middle East
The Chapel of Adam is located directly below calvary—the place of the crucifixion of Jesus. According to tradition the “first Adam” was buried below calvary and that the blood of the “second Adam” - Jesus, wet the bones of the first Adam. The Rock of Calvary is seen cracked through a window on the altar wall, the crack traditionally being said to be caused by the earthquake that occurred when Jesus died on the cross In Greek Orthodox images of the crucifixion, particularly the removal of Jesus from the cross, the skull of Adam is represented below the cross of Jesus.
Copyright: Zoran Strajin
Type: Spherical
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Taken: 26/08/2010
Uploaded: 18/11/2010
Updated: 29/08/2014
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Tags: church of the holy sepulchre; jerusalem; israel; chapel of adam; church; interior; religious; old city; low light; long exposure; christianity
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