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Jerusalem (; Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִםYerushaláyim; Arabic: القُدسal-Quds or Bayt al-Maqdis, also spelled Baitul Muqaddas) is a city in the Middle East, on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.

Throughout its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed at least twice, besieged 23 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, and attacked 52 times. The part of Jerusalem called the City of David shows first signs of settlement in the 4th millennium BCE, in the shape of encampments of nomadic shepherds. In the Canaanite period (14th century BCE), Jerusalem was named as Urusalim on ancient Egyptian tablets, probably meaning "City of Shalem" after a Canaanite deity. During the Israelite period, significant construction activity in Jerusalem began in the 9th century BCE (Iron Age II), and in the 8th century the city developed into the religious and administrative center of the Kingdom of Judah. In 1538, the city walls were rebuilt for a last time around Jerusalem under Suleiman the Magnificent. Today those walls define the Old City, which has been traditionally divided into four-quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. The Old City became a World Heritage Site in 1981, and is on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Since 1860 Jerusalem has grown far beyond the Old City's boundaries. In 2015, Jerusalem had a population of some 850,000 residents, comprising approximately 200,000 secular Jewish Israelis, 350,000 Haredi Jews and 300,000 Palestinians. In 2016, the population was 882,700, of which Jews comprised 536,600 (60.8%), Muslims 319,800 (36.2%), Christians 15,800 (1.8%), and 10,300 unclassified (1.2%).

According to the Bible, King David conquered the city from the Jebusites and established it as the capital of the united kingdom of Israel, and his son, King Solomon, commissioned the building of the First Temple. Modern scholars argue that Jews branched out of the Canaanite peoples and culture through the development of a distinct monolatrous – and later monotheistic – religion centered on El/Yahweh, These foundational events, straddling the dawn of the 1st millennium BCE, assumed central symbolic importance for the Jewish people. The sobriquet of holy city (עיר הקודש, transliterated 'ir haqodesh) was probably attached to Jerusalem in post-exilic times. The holiness of Jerusalem in Christianity, conserved in the Septuagint which Christians adopted as their own authority, was reinforced by the New Testament account of Jesus's crucifixion there. In Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third-holiest city, after Mecca and Medina. In Islamic tradition, in 610 CE it became the first qibla, the focal point for Muslim prayer (salat), and Muhammad made his Night Journey there ten years later, ascending to heaven where he speaks to God, according to the Quran. As a result, despite having an area of only 0.9 square kilometres (0.35 sq mi), the Old City is home to many sites of seminal religious importance, among them the Temple Mount with its Western Wall, Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Outside the Old City stands the Garden Tomb.

Today, the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, West Jerusalem was among the areas captured and later annexed by Israel while East Jerusalem, including the Old City, was captured and later annexed by Jordan. Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War and subsequently annexed it into Jerusalem, together with additional surrounding territory. One of Israel's Basic Laws, the 1980 Jerusalem Law, refers to Jerusalem as the country's undivided capital. All branches of the Israeli government are located in Jerusalem, including the Knesset (Israel's parliament), the residences of the Prime Minister (Beit Aghion) and President (Beit HaNassi), and the Supreme Court. While the international community rejected the annexation as illegal and treats East Jerusalem as Palestinian territory occupied by Israel, Israel has a stronger claim to sovereignty over West Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Media

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Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Full-page miniature of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock Image taken from f. 5 of Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of René d'Anjou'). Written in Latin, calendar and rubrics in French.

Ierusalem, cum suburbiis, prout tempore Christi floruit, accurate notatis omnibus insignibus et praecipuè iis locis... /

Ierusalem, cum suburbiis, prout tempore Christi floruit, accurate nota...

Relief shown pictorially. German. Titles in Latin and German. Shows Jerusalem during the time of Christ. Includes descriptive text in German. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Nufayl reads a letter from the Jews of Bayt al-Muqaddas (the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem) about Muhammad to his followers, who include five women.

Nufayl reads a letter from the Jews of Bayt al-Muqaddas (the Jewish Te...

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Upper cover from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Upper cover from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Upper cover of the ivory binding, with scenes from the life of David. Image taken from Upper cover of Former binding, now kept separately, with two ivory panels, separated ivory panel backings, and embroidered ... More

Agnes from BL Eg 1139, f. 211

Agnes from BL Eg 1139, f. 211

Detail of miniature of Agnes. Image taken from f. 211 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Nicholas from BL Eg 1139, f. 209

Nicholas from BL Eg 1139, f. 209

Detail of miniature of Nicholas. Image taken from f. 209 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Detail of the upper cover of the ivory binding, with David kneeling before an altar. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere)... More

John the Baptist from BL Eg 1139, f. 206

John the Baptist from BL Eg 1139, f. 206

Detail of miniature of John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 206 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Feeding the hungry from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Feeding the hungry from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of the upper left hand roundel on the lower cover of the ivory binding, with the act of mercy of giving food to the hungry, with the inscription: 'Esurivi et dedistis mihi manducare' (Mathew 25: 35). Ima... More

The Visitation from BL Eg 1139, f. 1v

The Visitation from BL Eg 1139, f. 1v

Miniature of the Visitation. Image taken from f. 1v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Upper cover of the ivory binding, with David and musicians. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere). Written in Latin.

David harping from BL Eg 1139, f. 23v

David harping from BL Eg 1139, f. 23v

Historiated initial 'B'(eatus), with King David playing the harp in the lower bow of the initial, which is decorated with interlace, birds, an animal mask, and hybrid monsters. Image taken from f. 23v of Psalte... More

Burial from BL Eg 1139, f. 9

Burial from BL Eg 1139, f. 9

Miniature of the burial of Christ. Image taken from f. 9 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Michael from BL Eg 1139, f. 205

Michael from BL Eg 1139, f. 205

Detail of miniature of the archangel Michael. Image taken from f. 205 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

The Raising of Lazarus from BL Eg 1139, f. 5

The Raising of Lazarus from BL Eg 1139, f. 5

Miniature of the Raising of Lazarus. Image taken from f. 5 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Adoration of the Magi from BL Eg 1139, f. 2v

Adoration of the Magi from BL Eg 1139, f. 2v

Miniature of the Adoration of the Magi, and the Magi being led by an angel. Image taken from f. 2v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Baptism from BL Eg 1139, f. 3v

Baptism from BL Eg 1139, f. 3v

Miniature of the Baptism of Christ. Image taken from f. 3v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Stephen from BL Eg 1139, f. 208

Stephen from BL Eg 1139, f. 208

Detail of miniature of Stephen. Image taken from f. 208 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Detail of the upper cover of the ivory binding, with David and the lion. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere). Written in Latin.

The Dormition from BL Eg 1139, f. 12

The Dormition from BL Eg 1139, f. 12

Miniature of the Dormition. Image taken from f. 12 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

November and December from BL Eg 1139, ff. 18v-19

November and December from BL Eg 1139, ff. 18v-19

Calendar pages for November and December, with roundels of Sagittarius and Capricorn. Image taken from ff. 18v-19 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Pentecost from BL Eg 1139, f. 11v

Pentecost from BL Eg 1139, f. 11v

Miniature of the Pentecost. Image taken from f. 11v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

John from BL Eg 1139, f. 207v

John from BL Eg 1139, f. 207v

Detail of miniature of John. Image taken from f. 207v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Ascension of Christ from BL Eg 1139, f. 11

Ascension of Christ from BL Eg 1139, f. 11

Detail of a miniature of the Ascension of Christ. Image taken from f. 11 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Anointing of David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Anointing of David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Detail of the upper cover of the ivory binding, with David being anointed by Samuel. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere)... More

Lower cover from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Lower cover from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Lower cover of the ivory binding, with the Six Corporal Works of Mercy listed in Matthew 25:35-36. Image taken from Lower cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga... More

Mount of Olives from BL Eg 1139, f. 7

Mount of Olives from BL Eg 1139, f. 7

Miniature of the Agony in the Garden. Image taken from f. 7 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Deesis from BL Eg 1139, f. 12v

Deesis from BL Eg 1139, f. 12v

Miniature of Christ in Majesty with John the Baptist and Mary (the Deesis). Image taken from f. 12v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

The Last Supper from BL Eg 1139, f. 6

The Last Supper from BL Eg 1139, f. 6

Miniature of the Last Supper. Image taken from f. 6 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Peter from BL Eg 1139, f. 206v

Peter from BL Eg 1139, f. 206v

Detail of miniature of Peter. Image taken from f. 206v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Clothing the naked from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Clothing the naked from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of a roundel of the lower cover with the act of mercy of clothing the naked, with the inscription 'nudus et cooperuistis me' (Matthew 25:36). Image taken from Lower cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('... More

Visiting the sick from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Visiting the sick from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of the lower left hand roundel on the lower cover of the ivory binding, with the act of mercy of visiting the sick, with the inscription: 'infirmus et visitastis me' (Mathew 25: 36). Image taken from Low... More

Giving drink to the thirsty from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Giving drink to the thirsty from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of the upper right hand roundel on the lower cover of the ivory binding, with the act of mercy of giving drink to the thirsty, with the inscription: 'Sitivi et dedistis mihi bibere' (Mathew 25: 35). Imag... More

Housing the stranger from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Housing the stranger from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of the middle left hand roundel on the lower cover of the ivory binding, with the act of mercy of housing the stranger, with the inscription: 'hospes eram et collegistis me' (Mathew 25: 35). Image taken ... More

The Deposition from BL Eg 1139, f. 8v

The Deposition from BL Eg 1139, f. 8v

Miniature of the Deposition. Image taken from f. 8v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

The Nativity from BL Eg 1139, f. 2

The Nativity from BL Eg 1139, f. 2

Miniature of the Nativity. Image taken from f. 2 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Virgin and Child from BL Eg 1139, f. 202v

Virgin and Child from BL Eg 1139, f. 202v

Detail of a miniature of the Virgin and Child with angels. Image taken from f. 202v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

The Presentation from BL Eg 1139, f. 3

The Presentation from BL Eg 1139, f. 3

Miniature of the Presentation. Image taken from f. 3 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Eg 1139, f. 46v

Illuminated initial from BL Eg 1139, f. 46v

Illuminated initial 'D'(ominus) with a dragon. Image taken from f. 46v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Temptations of Christ from BL Eg 1139, f. 4

Temptations of Christ from BL Eg 1139, f. 4

Miniature of the Temptations of Christ. Image taken from f. 4 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Transfiguration and Lazarus from BL Eg 1139, f. 4v-5

Transfiguration and Lazarus from BL Eg 1139, f. 4v-5

Miniatures of the Transfiguration, and the Raising of Lazarus. Image taken from f. 4v-5 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

David and Goliath from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

David and Goliath from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Detail of the upper cover of the ivory binding, with David and Goliath. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere). Written in Latin.

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

David from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Detail of the upper cover of the ivory binding, with David receiving the sword of Goliath from Ahimelech the priest. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino')... More

Upper cover from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Upper cover from BL Eg 1139, Upper cover

Upper cover of the ivory binding, scenes from the life of David. Image taken from Upper cover of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Hours of Dionora of Urbino') (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere). Written in Latin.

Illuminated initials. from BL Eg 1139, f. 48

Illuminated initials. from BL Eg 1139, f. 48

Illuminated initials. Image taken from f. 48 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Thomas from BL Eg 1139, f. 10v

Thomas from BL Eg 1139, f. 10v

Miniature of the incredulity of Thomas. Image taken from f. 10v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Mary Magdalene from BL Eg 1139, f. 210

Mary Magdalene from BL Eg 1139, f. 210

Detail of miniature of Mary Magdalene. Image taken from f. 210 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

The Betrayal from BL Eg 1139, f. 7v

The Betrayal from BL Eg 1139, f. 7v

Miniature of the Betrayal. Image taken from f. 7v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Washing of the Disciples' Feet from BL Eg 1139, f. 6v

Washing of the Disciples' Feet from BL Eg 1139, f. 6v

Miniature of the Washing of the Disciples' Feet. Image taken from f. 6v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Visiting the imprisoned from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Visiting the imprisoned from BL Eg 1139, Lower cover

Detail of the lower right hand roundel on the lower cover of the ivory binding, with the act of mercy of visitng the imprisoned, with the inscription: 'In carcere eram et venistis ad me (Matthew 25: 36). Image ... More

Ascension of Christ from BL Eg 1139, f. 11

Ascension of Christ from BL Eg 1139, f. 11

Miniature of the Ascension of Christ. Image taken from f. 11 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

The Annunciation from BL Eg 1139, f. 1

The Annunciation from BL Eg 1139, f. 1

Miniature of the Annunciation. Image taken from f. 1 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

The Crucifixion from BL Eg 1139, f. 8

The Crucifixion from BL Eg 1139, f. 8

Miniature of the Crucifixion. Image taken from f. 8 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Magi, and the Presentation from BL Eg 1139, f. 2v-3

Magi, and the Presentation from BL Eg 1139, f. 2v-3

Miniatures of the Adoration of the Magi and their departure, and the Presentation. Image taken from f. 2v-3 of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Royal 19 B VI, f. 1

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Royal 19 B VI, f. 1

Miniature of the Entry into Jerusalem with a full border with the arms of the order of Saint John of Jerusalem and of Montmirail and the motto: 'Domine in te confido'. Image taken from f. 1 of Saint mistere de... More

Council of war from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 91

Council of war from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 91

Miniature of the council of war before the attack on Antioch, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 91 of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Battle outside Antioch from BL YT 12, f. 29

Battle outside Antioch from BL YT 12, f. 29

Detail of a miniature of the battle outside Antioch. Image taken from f. 29 of Histoire d'Outremer, continued to 1232. Written in French.

Heraclius from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 16

Heraclius from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 16

Miniature of emperor Heraclius carrying the True Cross, at a gate of Jerusalem, with a full border containing the royal arms of England on a banner and on a shield surmounted by a crowned helm and encircled by ... More

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Royal 19 B VI, f. 1

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Royal 19 B VI, f. 1

Detail of a miniature of Christ's Entry into Jerusalem. Image taken from f. 1 of Saint mistere de la glorieuse piteuse et angoisseuse passion de notre seigneur et saulveur Ihesucrist (Treatise on the Passion of... More

Jeanne, queen of Jerusalem and Sicily from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 165v

Jeanne, queen of Jerusalem and Sicily from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 165v

Miniature of Jeanne, queen of Jerusalem and Sicily, receiving gifts from her subjects. Image taken from f. 165v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De ... More

Richard I in Sicily from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 450v

Richard I in Sicily from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 450v

Detail of a miniature of the landing of Richard I in Sicily. Image taken from f. 450v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Greek fire from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 266

Greek fire from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 266

Detail of a miniature of a Greek fire burning Turks as a result of a miraculous change of wind, and Robert of Nazareth praying. Image taken from f. 266 of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in Fr... More

Battle between Amaury and Siracon from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 347

Battle between Amaury and Siracon from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 347

Detail of a miniature of a battle between Amaury and Siracon. Image taken from f. 347 of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Harley 4382, f. 172v

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Harley 4382, f. 172v

Detail of miniature of the Entry into Jerusalem. Image taken from f. 172v of Bible historiale (vol. 2). Written in French.

Heavenly Jerusalem from BL YT 10, f. 36

Heavenly Jerusalem from BL YT 10, f. 36

Miniature of John's vision of Christ and the heavenly Jerusalem, from Revelation 21: 2-8. Image taken from f. 36 of Apocalypse (Revelation). Written in French.

Soldiers from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 333

Soldiers from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 333

Detail of a miniature of two soldiers with a spear and a sword exchanging money. Image taken from f. 333 of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Baldwin and patriarch from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 155v

Baldwin and patriarch from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 155v

Detail of a miniature of the reconciliation of Baldwin and patriarch Dambert. Image taken from f. 155v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Flourished initials from BL YT 12, f. 49v

Flourished initials from BL YT 12, f. 49v

Detail of a text-page with flourished initials 'T'(andis) and 'I'(usqua). Image taken from f. 49v of Histoire d'Outremer, continued to 1232. Written in French.

Map of Jerusalem from BL Eg 1500, f. 49

Map of Jerusalem from BL Eg 1500, f. 49

Drawing of a map of Jerusalem. Image taken from f. 49 of Abbreviamen de las Estorias (begins imperfectly), or Chronologia magna. Written in French (Provençal dialect).

Heraclius from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 16

Heraclius from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 16

Detail of a miniature of emperor Heraclius carrying the True Cross, at a gate of Jerusalem, at the beginning of chapter 1. Image taken from f. 16 of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, ... More

Siege of Tanis from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 357

Siege of Tanis from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 357

Detail of a miniature of the Siege of Tanis. Image taken from f. 357 of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

The first heaven and the first earth, and the new Jerusalem from BL Harley 4972, f. 37v

The first heaven and the first earth, and the new Jerusalem from BL Ha...

Miniatures of John's vision of the destruction of the first heaven and the first earth, and the creation of the new Jerusalem. Image taken from f. 37v of Apocalypse with prologue of Gilbert de la Porrée (ff. 1-... More

Pompeius entering Jerusalem from BL Royal 16 G VII, f. 234

Pompeius entering Jerusalem from BL Royal 16 G VII, f. 234

Detail of a miniature of Pompeius entering Jerusalem. Image taken from f. 234 of Les anciennes hystoires rommaines (A compilation of ancient history in two parts, each preceded by a table of contents: Part 1, l... More

Amaury from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 368v

Amaury from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 368v

Miniature of Amaury visiting the emperor of Constantinople, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 368v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Jerusalem from BL Harley 4376, f. 356v

Jerusalem from BL Harley 4376, f. 356v

Miniature of the taking of Jerusalem, at the beginning of book 6. Image taken from f. 356v of Chronique de la Bouquechardière. Written in French.

Baldwin visiting Manuel Comnenus from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 321v

Baldwin visiting Manuel Comnenus from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 321v

Detail of a miniature of Baldwin II visiting Manuel Comnenus. Image taken from f. 321v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Map of Jerusalem from BL Eg 1500, ff. 48v-49

Map of Jerusalem from BL Eg 1500, ff. 48v-49

Drawing of a map of Jerusalem. Image taken from ff. 48v-49 of Abbreviamen de las Estorias (begins imperfectly), or Chronologia magna. Written in French (Provençal dialect).

Capture of Gaza from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 365v

Capture of Gaza from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 365v

Detail of a miniature of the capture of Gaza by the Turks. Image taken from f. 365v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Siege of Rodes from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 85

Siege of Rodes from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 85

Detail of a mniature of the siege of Rodes [Edessa]. Image taken from f. 85 of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Siege of Caesarea from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 241

Siege of Caesarea from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 241

Detail of a miniature of the siege of Caesarea. Image taken from f. 241 of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Flourished initials from BL YT 12, f. 142

Flourished initials from BL YT 12, f. 142

Text-page with flourished initials 'S'(alehadins) and 'I'(l). Image taken from f. 142 of Histoire d'Outremer, continued to 1232. Written in French.

The holy city of Jerusalem from BL Harley 4972, f. 39

The holy city of Jerusalem from BL Harley 4972, f. 39

Miniature of one of the seven angels showing John the holy city of Jerusalem descending from heaven. Image taken from f. 39 of Apocalypse with prologue of Gilbert de la Porrée (ff. 1-43), Prophétie de la sibyll... More

Arrival in Jerusalem from BL Harley 4979, f. 27v

Arrival in Jerusalem from BL Harley 4979, f. 27v

Miniature of the arrival in Jerusalem; miniature of two rams butting heads. Image taken from f. 27v of Roman d'Alexandre (index Romance of Alexander), in prose, with lacunae. Written in French.

Battle from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 300

Battle from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 300

Detail of a miniature of a battle between the Crusaders led by Baldwin and the Turks. Image taken from f. 300 of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Duke Robert entering Jerusalem from BL YT 33, f. 101

Duke Robert entering Jerusalem from BL YT 33, f. 101

Miniature of Duke Robert, unable to walk due to his illness, being carried on a litter by Ethiopians into the city of Jerusalem, while pilgrims unable to pay the toll into the city wait in ships in the backgrou... More

Entry into Jerusalem; Expulsion of the moneylenders from BL YT 31, f. 232

Entry into Jerusalem; Expulsion of the moneylenders from BL YT 31, f. ...

Miniature of Christ's Entry into Jerusalem; miniature of Christ casting the moneylenders out of the Temple, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. Image taken from f. 232 of Breviari d'Amor (Catalan ... More

Procession from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 128v

Procession from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 128v

Detail of a miniature of the procession to the Mount of Olives, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 128v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written... More

Death of count of Tripoli from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 293v

Death of count of Tripoli from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 293v

Miniature of the death of count of Tripoli, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 293v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Andronicus from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 420v

Andronicus from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 420v

Detail of a miniature of the punishment of Andronicus. Image taken from f. 420v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Spear from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 98v

Spear from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 98v

Detail of a miniature of the finding of the spear with which Christ was pierced. Image taken from f. 98v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Surrender of Aleppo from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 317v

Surrender of Aleppo from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 317v

Detail of a miniature of citizens of Aleppo giving the keys of the city to the Turks. Image taken from f. 317v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

Death of count of Tripoli from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 293v

Death of count of Tripoli from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 293v

Miniature of the death of the count of Tripoli, and Baldwin receiving a message about his death, with a partial border. Image taken from f. 293v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, w... More

The blessed in the new Jerusalem from BL Harley 4972, f. 40v

The blessed in the new Jerusalem from BL Harley 4972, f. 40v

Detail of a miniature of the blessed in the new Jerusalem. Image taken from f. 40v of Apocalypse with prologue of Gilbert de la Porrée (ff. 1-43), Prophétie de la sibylle Tiburtine (ff. 43-47v). Written in French.

Siege of Nicea from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 32v

Siege of Nicea from BL Royal 15 E I, f. 32v

Detail of a miniature of Crusaders at the walls of Nicaea. Image taken from f. 32v of Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum, in French, with continuation to 1231. Written in French.

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