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Wednesday, 6 December 1989, 1:00PM
St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside

The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem: Imperial Archaeology

Dr Richard Chartres

In the fourth century AD, the first Christian Emperor, Constantine, gave his consent for excavation beneath the Temple of Aphrodite in Jerusalem. They were looking for the Tomb of Christ - but what did they find?

The Reverend Professor Richard Chartres outlines the early history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, in light of recent archaeological evidence and the Gresham Jerusalem photogrammetic survey.

The second part of this lecture can be accessed here.

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Richard John Carew Chartres is the 132nd Lord Bishop of London, in office in November 1995 until 2017. He was previously Bishop of Stepney (1992-1995) and Gresham Professor of Divinity (1987-1992). His Gresham lectures covered topics as varied as prayer, the Shroud of Turin and the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. He read history at Trinity College, Cambridge and was ordained as a priest in 1974. He is very concerned with environmental issues, and since 2006 has the led the Church of England's Shrinking the footprint campaign. In 2008, the Independent on Sunday named him the 75th most important environmental campaigner in Britain.

All the previous lectures by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres can be accessed on our website here.

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