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The Tomb of Christ, Jerusalem, Israel

The Gresham Jerusalem Project was concerned with a photogrammetric survey of the Tomb of Christ situated in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, and involved a computer model derived from three-dimensional photogrammetric data.

[This page is in preparation. More information will be provided in due course.]

Project dates: 1989-96


The Gresham Jerusalem Project was directed by Professor Martin Biddle and Dr Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle, Oxford University. The photogrammetric survey of the tomb was undertaken by Professor Mike Cooper, Dr Stuart Robson and Roger Littleworth of the City University, London. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Sources and further details:

Bentkowska, A. (1997), 'Historyk sztuki wobec ikonografii cyfrowej, Metody komputerowe w badaniach nad Grobem Panskim w Jerozolimie', Jerozolima w Kulturze Europejskiej, Paszkiewicz, P. and Zadrozny, T. (eds), Warszawa: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk, pp. 549-60.

Biddle, M. (1990), 'The Tomb of Christ', Illustrated London News, Christmas, pp. 83-86.

Biddle, M. (1991), 'Jerusalem: the Tomb of Christ', Current Archaeology, 11.3, February/March, pp. 107-112.

Biddle, M. (1994), 'The Tomb of Christ. Sources, Methods and a New Approach', Churches Built in Ancient Times. Recent Studies in Early Christian Archaeology, Painter, K., ed., London: Society of Antiquaries of London Occasional Papers, 16, pp. 73-147.

Biddle, M. (1996), 'La Tomba di Cristo', Dalla Terra alle Genti. La Diffusione del Cristianesimo nei Primi Secoli, exh. cat., Donati, A., ed., [Rimini], Milan, pp. 143-149 and 324-31.

Biddle, M. (1998), 'The Tomb of Christ: a New Investigation of its Structural Evolution', Acta XIII Congressus International is Archaeologiae Christianae, (Split-Porec 1994), Vatican City-Split.

Biddle, M. (1998), Das Grab Christi, Giessen.

Biddle, M. (1999), The Tomb of Christ, Stroud.

Biddle, M., Cooper, M.A.R., and Robson, S. (1992), 'The Tomb of Christ, Jerusalem: a Photogrammetric Survey', Photogrammetric Record, 14 (79), pp. 25-43.

Biddle, M., Cooper, M.A.R., Kjølbye-Biddle, B., and Robson, S. (in preparation), The Tomb of Christ: History, Structural Archaeology, and Photogrammetry, monograph.

Cooper, M.A.R., Robson, S., and Littleworth, R.M. (1992), 'The Tomb of Christ, Jerusalem: Analytical Photogrammetry and 3D Computer-modelling for Archaeology and Restoration', International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Washington, 29 (5), pp. 778-85

Cooper, M.A.R., and Robson, S. (1994), 'A Hierarchy of Photogrammetric Records for Archaeology and Architectural History', ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 49 (50), pp. 31-37.

Robson, S., Littleworth, R.M., and Cooper, M.A.R. (1994), 'Construction of Accurate 3D Computer Models for Archaeology, Exemplified by a Photogrammetric Survey of the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem', International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 30 (5), pp. 338-344 [Melbourne].

Draft record compiled by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel. Last updated: 29 January 2007.

3DVisA gratefully acknowledges the help of Professor Martin Biddle, Dr Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle and Dr Stuart Robson with preparation of this record.

© Gresham Jerusalem Project and 3DVisA, 2007.

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