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The Tomb of Christ [Rotunda], Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
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Here is the ceiling of the hall. There are now eighteen piers which carry a clerestory and a dome open at the top.

In the centre is the Shrine of the Holy Sepulchre. The natural light filters in from the top of the cape, casting a holy spell over the hall. The dome, 11M high, is supported by 18 massive columns, and the only major part in the church that corresponds to the Constantine church.

The tomb chamber is entirely lined with marble, and from its roof hang forty-three lamps. These lamps are kept burning day and night.

Copyright: Zoran strajin
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Uploaded: 31/10/2011
Updated: 29/08/2014
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Tags: the tomb of christ; rotunda; church of the holy sepulchre; jerusalem; israel; religious; christianity; dome; low light; long exposure
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