THE TOMB OF ADAM

THE TOMB OF ADAM

Impressive in its simplicity, a huge square block of stone stands 10 a deep trench 10 front of the western face of Bet Golgota. This is the Tomb of Adam. The block has been hollowed out, the ground floor serving as the western entrance to the first group of churches. The upper floor houses a hermit’s cell. Again it is a cross that is the only decoration of this “tomb”: the large opening in the eastern wall provides light for the cell and has the shape of a har­monious croix pattee with flat-pitched finials.

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