3D Renderings and the History of the Holy Sepulchre

Church-of-the-Holy-SepulchreYouTube  posted a video by Mrs. Raffaella Zardoni for ATS pro Terra Sancta which shows numerous 3D renderings of the Holy Sepulchre starting from the modern period and working its way from the Crusader’s basilica, the Constantinian structure, Hadrian’s work on the site shortly after the Bar Kokhba Revolt and finally at the time period of Jesus. Of course some of what is described is speculative. For instance,  the shape of the original tomb is rendered like the Garden Tomb (which is situated north of the church) which has been noted by Gaby Barkay as not being a first century CE tomb but a First Temple period tomb. Note that the original tomb rendered here does not have Kokhim as would be expected of Second Temple period tomb. Interestingly, in the Chapel of Joseph of Arimathea, which is situated just behind the traditional site of  Jesus’ tomb, there is a kokhim style tomb called the Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.

If I remember correctly, prints outs of these 3D renderings can be purchased from the Franciscan bookstore just inside Jaffa Gate. They can also be purchased online (ATS – Holy Land Association).

See Pro Terra Sancta site.


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