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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
page 71

and next under Chosroes, appears to have been thorough and complete. Pillars may have remained standing with portions of walls ; foundations, of course, remained, these being covered up and buried in the debris of roofs, walls, and decorations. On these foundations the Christians would rebuild, imitating, as far as possible, the structures that had been destroyed ; in many cases they would have the very pillars to set up again, in all cases they would have the same foundations. But there was no time between the conquest by Heraclius and that by Omar to repair and restore the whole, and perhaps nothing was actually built except a church over the site of the Holy Sepulchre, formed of the materials which remained of the Basilica of the Martyrium. This theory would partly account for the silence about Justinian's Basilica, and for the apparent discrepancy between the statement made by Eusebius of decorations only having been set round the Sepulchre itself, contrasted with his admiration of the splendid Church of the Martyrium. However all this may be, Jerusalem presents in history three totally distinct and utterly unlike appearances. It has one under Herod ; one under Justinian ; and one under Saladin. Under the first it possesses one building splendid enough to excite the admiration of the whole world ; under the second it has its clustered churches as splendid as the art of the time would admit ; under the third it has its two great buildings, the Dome of the Bock, and the Church of the Sepulchre, standing over against each other, two enemies bound by mutual expediency to peace. Only one of these buildings is ancient ; but somewhere in the ruin's and rubbish in which the whole city is buried lie the foundations of those which have been destroyed. ' WZyEfotto*. ahjfefeiA Ίο xiahmto ν-»··; cJ

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