Thursday, April 01, 2021

Professional pilgrim graffiti in Church of the Holy Sepulcher?

TECHNOLOGY WATCH: 3D imaging sheds light on Holy Sepulchre 'graffiti' (Reuters). Video essay with transcription.

Imaging technology indicates that the "graffiti" (inscribed crosses) was executed by professional masons, presumably hired by medieval pilgrims.

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