THE RESEARCH PROJECT
The aim of the research project on the Holy Sepulche of Jerusalem is the
reconstruction of the history of the site related with the history of the City.
The methodological approach is interdisciplinary and integrated.
The project includes:
Collecting, editing and recording of written historical sources;
Filing iconographic an photographic sources;
A bibliographic and thematic database;
A liturgical database providing manuscripts sources and links to on line
Mapping of architectural copies of the Holy Sepulchre.
A survey on critical and historical problems about the Holy Sepulchre considered
as liturgical heart of the whole Christianity, with specific attention to Late
Antiquity and Middle Ages, is displayed in Renata Salvarani, Il Santo
Sepolcro a Gerusalemme. Riti, testi e racconti tra Costantino e l’età delle
crociate, Città del Vaticano (Libreria Editrice Vaticana) 2012.
A complete guidebook of the site is Renata Salvarani, The Holy Sepulchre of
Jerusalem.History and archaeology, Rodengo Saiano (BAMS).
The volume is an instrument for the visit and the deep knowledge on site of the
entire complex. It’s divided in two chapters: an historical essay and a detailed
description about both the main structure used today for the celebrations and
the archaeological remains included in different building and underground spaces.
Maps, plans, reliefs and a complete photographic survey explain and
contextualize the historical analysis, step by step.
A chronology and a scientific bibliography are also provided.
THE SUMMER SCHOOL
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY OF ROME
SUMMER SCHOOL “ON THE FOOTSTEP OF JESUS. HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY”
Jerusalem and Magdala June-July 2019
The program will developed in an international advanced research’s context
directly on site, in the most important historical places related with Jesus and
the Gospels in Jerusalem and Galilee.
Trough lectures, meetings with researchers, scholars and archaeologists, the
participants will be introduced to the roots of the Christianity and to the
heart of the relation between Judaism and Christianism from an historical point
Workshops, forums and visits to museums and archaeological excavations are also
scheduled, as living experiences of study and involvement in a discovering work
7. Overview of basic methodological problems of history and archaeology in the
8. Introduction to the Gospels in an historical perspective.
9. Introduction to the history of Jerusalem and to its specific symbolic and
religious plural identity.
10. Involvement in discussion on archaeological and cultural heritage
enhancement, museum set up and visit organization.
11. Introduction to archaeological methods and problems.
12. Updating of knowledge and theories about the origins of the Christianity.
The Summer Schools Program consists of:
6 on line conferences (12 hours) - June 10-20:
Jesus in the history: the Gospels and other written sources
Historical and archaeological problems and methods
Jerusalem at the time of Jesus
Jerusalem in the Gospels
Christian memorial places
History, memory and devotion: the Christian pilgrimage.
Individual activities (8 hours) [written reports, maps, bibliographical
researches, story telling]
July 9-16* [*Dates to be confirmed]
Visits and meetings (30 hours): Jerusalem Old City from the Ramparts walks and
the Citadel; the Holy Sepulchre; the Via Dolorosa and the Terra Sacta Museum;
the Temple Mount and its excavations; Israel Museum and Rockfeller Museum.
Archaelogical workshop in Magdala (12 hours).
Welcome cocktail at Notre Dame Jerusalem Centre
Introduction to the Course (Salvarani, Solana, Kelly)
Landscape and topography of Jerusalem – Living lesson from the top of the Notre
Dame Jerusalem Centre (Steiner)
Jerusalem Old City from the Ramparts walks and the Citadel (Salvarani)
The Citadel Museum – Meeting with the Director and the research staff
The Temple Mount and its escavations (Hebrew University/Israel Antiquity
Ophel and Davidic Jerusalem
The Holy Sepulchre area (including Muristan, Alexandr Nevskij church excavations,
Redeemer church and bell tower) (Salvarani)
Via Dolorosa and Terrasancta Museum (meeting with project leader Giovanni
Rockfeller Museum (meeting with the Director and restorers team )
Jesus by Jew an Christian points of view (to define)
Israel Museum (meeting with the research staff)
Mount of Olives (in cooperation with Israel Antiquity Authority)
The Sion (in cooperation with the Hebrew University)
Prof. Renata Salvarani
PhD Professor of History of Christianity
European University of Rome
via degli Aldobrandeschi 190 - 00163 Roma
Phone +39 347 2409363