Pilgrims who visited the Holy Land between the IV and VII century

SOPHRONIUS OF JERUSALEM (ca. 600 A.D.)
The Anastasis in the Lateran Reliquarium (6th Cent. A.D.)

The Anastasis (Lateran Reliquarium)

The announcement of Jesus' resurrection is made by an angel to the women: "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him." (Mk 16:6). The scene is represented in the architectural context of the ecclesiastical buildings erected by emperor Constantine I in 335 A.D. We see, in the centre, the Aedicule which contains the empty tomb of Christ. Its conic roof, as well as the columns and chancels around it, are shining with gold. Above the Aedicule stands the great cupola of the "Anastasis" (Resurrection) as the building itself is called by our sources.

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