List of Christian holy sites in the Holy Land

The list of Christian holy sites in the Holy Land outlines sites within cities located in the Holy Land that are regarded as having a special significance to Christians, usually by association with Jesus or other persons mentioned in the New Testament.

The identification of these sites became important during the Crusades, when Christian pilgrims often sought out holy places in the Outremer, especially in early 12th century immediately after the capture of Jerusalem.[1]

The search for the Christian holy sites was the foundation of 19th-century European Biblical archaeology in Ottoman Syria and later Mandate Palestine.

The holy sites in cities for Christians of all denominations are:

References

  1. ^ Sean Martin, The Knights Templar: The History & Myths of the Legendary Military Order, 2005. ISBN 1-56025-645-1

External links

  • A Lantern Slide tour of the Holy Land (Late 19th century photos)
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