book cover
Download Sample PDF

H 290 x W 205 mm

322 pages

Illustrated throughout in black & white

Published Aug 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784914196

Digital: 9781784914202

Recommend to a librarian

Muristan; Jerusalem; Church of the Redeemer; Multiperiod; Crusades; Prehistory; Ottoman

The Archaeology and History of the Church of the Redeemer and the Muristan in Jerusalem

A Collection of Essays from a Workshop on the Church of the Redeemer and its Vicinity held on 8th/9th September 2014 in Jerusalem

Edited by Dieter Vieweger, Shimon Gibson

Includes PDF

PDF eBook
(personal use)

PDF eBook
(institutional use)

Add to basket

Add to wishlist

This monograph contains fifteen chapters written by leading scholars from around the world dealing with the archaeological and historical aspects of the Muristan from the Iron Age through to Ottoman times.



Preface and Acknowledgements (Dieter Vieweger/Shimon Gibson); Introduction (Dieter Vieweger/Shimon Gibson); PART I THE CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER: CHAPTER 1: A Re-appraisal of the Ute Wagner-Lux Excavations beneath the Church of the Redeemer (Dieter Vieweger); CHAPTER 2: The Crusader Church beneath the Church of the Redeemer in Nineteenth-Century Historic Photographs (Shimon Gibson); PART II THE MURISTAN: CHAPTER 3: Dame Kathleen Kenyon’s Excavations in the Muristan, south of the Church of the Redeemer (Kay Prag); CHAPTER 4: New Excavations beneath the Church of St. John (Jean-Baptiste Humbert); CHAPTER 5: The Abbey Church of St. Mary the Great (or the Less) and its Benedictine Nunnery (R. Denys Pringle); Part III THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE: CHAPTER 6: An Overview on the Archaeological Work in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Joseph Patrich); CHAPTER 7: The Nineteenth-Century Excavations at the Chapel of St. Alexander Nevsky (Alla Nagorsky); CHAPTER 8: The Date of the Pilaster Wall in the Chapel of St. Alexander Nevsky (Shimon Gibson); Part IV THE CRUSADER-PERIOD HOSPITAL AND ADJACENT MARKETS: CHAPTER 9: The Location of the Crusader Hospital in the Muristan―a Reassessment (Ilya Berkovich/Amit Re’em); CHAPTER 10: Ernoul and the Muristan (Dan Bahat); CHAPTER 11: Crusader-Period Markets and Remains of the Byzantine Cardo in the vicinity of the Church of the Redeemer. With a List of Coins prepared (Robert Kool); APPENDIX: Glass Vessels from Aderet Eliyahu Yeshiva (Brigitte Ouahnouna); Part V THE MURISTAN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND THE VISIT OF THE EMPEROR: CHAPTER 12: Der Muristan von 1187 bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg (Jürgen Krüger); CHAPTER 13: Tobler, Sepp, and the Ruins of the Muristan (Haim Goren); CHAPTER 14: The German Church of the Redeemer and the Journey of Emperor Wilhelm II to Jerusalem. Symbols and Importance (Jakob Eisler); CHAPTER 15: The Hospital of St. John in Jerusalem―from the Architectural Remains to a 3D reconstruction (Dorothee Heinzelmann/Michael Heinzelmann/Jürgen Krüger/Markus Wacker)

About the Author

Dieter Vieweger (born 1958) is the managing Director of the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem and Amman (, Professor at the Church University of Wuppertal, Director of the Biblical Archaeological Institute at Wuppertal (, Visiting Professor at the Private University of Witten-Herdecke, and Director of a number of archaeological research projects conducted in Jordan, Israel and Palestine (; Shimon Gibson (born 1958) is a Visiting Professor of Archaeology in the History Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is the Head of the Archaeology Department in the University of the Holy Land, Jerusalem. His academic interests include the Archaeology of the Holy Land, History of Photography, and Jerusalem. He has many publications to his name, and directs archaeological projects (