The Altar of the Crucifix on Calvary, The Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem

The Altar of the Crucifix on Calvary
The Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem
Photograph courtesy of Christus Rex, Inc.

The site of the crucifixion has been fixed since Constantine's time when at this site he had erected a wooden cross replaced in 417 by the Emperor Theodosius II with another cross made of gold and precious stones.



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Credits:
The Altar of the Crucifix on Calvary, The Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, photo courtesy of Christus Rex, Inc.  Used by permission of Michael Olteanu.  Photo prepared by Michael Olteanu.
Descriptive text by John Abela, ofm and Michael Olteanu based on research by Albert Storm (SBF-Jerusalem).  Christus Rex, Inc. - http://www.christusrex.org/

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