Franciscan Chapel of Mary Magdalene (Holy Sepulchre)

By the Editors of the Madain Project

On the north side of the Rotunda, the hall of the tomb, is the Franciscan Chapel of Mary Magdalene. Mary of Magdala (Migdal) accompanied Jesus on his way to the cross and burial.

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This picture shows the pavement of the Chapel of Mary Magdalene, dedicated to the encounter between Mary Magdalene and Jesus. The pavement is a modern copy of the original floor from the 11th century. It consists of two circular sectors indicating the positions, at the time of their encounter, of Jesus, at the point encircled by rays, and Mary Magdalene, at the center of three circles.


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