The Tomb of the Christ [Rotunda], Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem - dark version
Middle East

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, 11 meters 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.

  • Alberto Fonseca 2 months ago
    Great inspiration. Thank you for sharing.
  • comments powered by Disqus

    Roy Zipstein
    Holy Sepulchre
    stas krupetsky
    Jerusalem -Holy Sepulcher
    Zoran Strajin
    The Tomb of Christ [Rotunda], Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
    Werner Joemann
    Vorplatz Grabeskirche in Jerusalem
    William Hamblin
    Zoran Strajin
    Greek Ortodox Church, Church of The Holy Sepulchre, Old City, Jerusalem
    Zoran Strajin
    GOLGOTHA, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
    Atila Bezdan
    Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulcher
    Zoran Strajin
    The Stone of Anointing, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
    Werner Joemann
    church of the holy Sepulchre (Grabeskirche Jerusalem Salbungsstgein)
    Werner Joemann
    Othodox Church St. James - Jerusalem
    Zoran Strajin
    Greek Ortodox Chappell, Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem, Israel
    dieter kik
    lost marc'h plage de galets Crozon
    Nermin CALUK
    Sarajevo panorama from Trebevic
    Matt Nolan
    Ice Core from McCall Glacier
    yunzen liu
    World Cultural Heritage Hongcun Village anhui
    Fariborz Alagheband
    Ajeei House
    Canale di Tenno - medieval town
    Ramin Dehdashti
    The Mashrutiyat House
    Macinski, George Peter
    Crawford Lake Iroquois Village
    Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
    Railwaymuseum Camlik 8
    Wayne Edwards
    Cubic Experiment at The Wild Building, Birmingham
    Jedsada Puangsaichai
    Reclining Buddha, Wat Prakaeo, Infrared Panorama
    Fariborz Alagheband
    Assarkhane Shikh Bahaei
    Zoran Strajin
    Cinema at Shiloh - Israel
    Zoran Strajin
    Two popular radio DJs, Mladja & Dasko in their morning radio show "UZBUDILNIK"
    Zoran Strajin
    Working place of St. Jerome (below St. Catherine's Church) - Bethlehem
    Zoran Strajin
    Mary Magdalene Ortodox Monastery, Olive Mountain, Jerusalem
    Zoran Strajin
    Detail of Kastel, Banja Luka
    Zoran Strajin
    CC - Basement Livingroom
    Zoran Strajin
    Dome of the Rock, East approach, Jerusalem
    Zoran Strajin
    Kalia Beach 3, Dead Sea, Israel
    Zoran Strajin
    Temple Mount [Haram Al-Sharif], Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
    Zoran Strajin
    View from Danube's Casemates, Army's Bakery and Petrovaradin Fortress in sight
    Zoran Strajin
    Mt Zion - scale model, Jerusalem
    Zoran Strajin
    At The Zoo, Palic, Subotica
    More About Middle East

    Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.