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Saving the Holy SepulchreHow Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine$
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Raymond Cohen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189667

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.001.0001

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The Earthquake

The Earthquake

(p.1) Chapter One The Earthquake
Saving the Holy Sepulchre

Raymond Cohen

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the damage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem caused by the earthquake of July 11, 1927. The Holy Sepulchre was considered the mother of all churches because it was built in the same place where Jesus Christ was crucified and rose from the dead. Within hours of the earthquake it was reported that only the Citadel of the church was damaged and most other parts of the structure remained intact. The earthquake only left bowed walls, cracked vaults and traces of powdering rock in dusty corners.

Keywords:   Church of the Holy Sepulchre, earthquake, Jerusalem, churches

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