CITYsights: Revealing the oldest ‚graffiti‘ in Israel

03.08.2011                      03.Aw-Elul, 5771

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CITYsights: Revealing the oldest 'graffiti' in Israel

Christian believers have been coming to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for centuries, as is evidenced by writings dating from 1384.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, draws millions of pilgrims from around the world every year. Built during the 4th century at the behest of Emperor Constantine I, it is believed to be the site of Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary) where, according to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Christian believers have been coming here for centuries, as is evidenced by the oldest known "graffiti" in Israel, dating from 1384….