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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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At Last, Light

At Last, Light

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(p.218) Chapter Fourteen At Last, Light
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Saving the Holy Sepulchre
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Raymond Cohen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0014

This chapter examines the reconstruction of the great dome over the rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The contract for the project was awarded to British structural engineering firm Campbell, Reith and Partners. The project called for an external roofing of lead, copper or other light materials of timeless and aesthetic value and the installation of the lightest internal and external shells over the existing steel dome trusses. The project proceeded uneventfully and it was completed in eighteen months.

Keywords:   Church of the Holy Sepulchre, great dome, rotunda, church restoration, Campbell, Reith and Partners

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