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Entrance to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu - Jerusalem
Middle East

The Saint-Peter-in-Gallicantu Church is built in the slopes of mount Zion. A Byzantine church was built in 457AD. It was destroyed in 1010, and rebuilt by the Crusaders in 1102 (who renamed it to the present name). The church was in ruins again in 1320, and rebuilt in 1931.

According to tradition, this was the place of the palace of high priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was brought to jail after his arrest. Its name (Gallicantu, means the cock's crow) is given after the story of Peters triple denial of Christ and the cock crowing twice.

Copyright: Zoran Strajin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11970x5985
Taken: 29/08/2010
Uploaded: 13/02/2011
Updated: 08/03/2015


Tags: church of st. peter in gallicantu; mt zion; jerusalem; israel; religious; christianity; exterior; roman chatolic
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