Archive for May 30th, 2014

I enjoy reading articles about Israel, especially Jerusalem. This one caught my attention.

Wall murals portraying Crusader knights and symbols of medieval military orders have been rediscovered in a Jerusalem hospital thanks to a burst water pipe and a storeroom reorganization. 

These paintings were the works of a French count, Comte Marie Paul Amédée de Piellat, who believed himself to be a descendant of Crusaders. The count was a frequent visitor to Jerusalem and had the Saint-Louis Hospice built between 1879 and 1896, naming it after St. Louis IX, a king of France and leader of the Seventh Crusade between A.D. 1248 and 1254.

In my book On Our Own In Jerusalem, we toured historic places and viewed beautiful artwork. It is fun to see what new discoveries are still being found in this fascinating city.


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