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Burst Water Pipe Reveals Century-Old Crusader Murals in Jerusalem
Yahoo News ^ | 5-14-14 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 05/14/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT by windcliff

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.

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Burst Water Pipe Reveals Century-Old Crusader Murals in Jerusalem .

LiveScience.com By By Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer 7 hours ago

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Burst Water Pipe Reveals Century-Old Crusader Murals in Jerusalem . View photo

Rediscovered late-1800s paintings in a storeroom in Saint-Louis Hospice, a Jerusalem hospital built by … .

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.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Religion
KEYWORDS: crusaders; crusades; godsgravesglyphs; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; plumbing

1 posted on 05/14/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

I’m glad they found it before the muzzies could destroy it.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: windcliff; SunkenCiv

ping


3 posted on 05/14/2014 7:54:40 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks BBell.

4 posted on 05/14/2014 7:55:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: windcliff

Just wow! With the age and history of Jerusalem, this is a relative recent find as great as it is!


5 posted on 05/14/2014 7:58:14 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BBell

BTTT!


6 posted on 05/14/2014 8:02:00 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: windcliff


7 posted on 05/14/2014 8:03:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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8 posted on 05/14/2014 8:24:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: JoeProBono

Is yon knight bearing sinister the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?
On a quest to explode Saracens we can only hope!


9 posted on 05/14/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did the Crusaders have children? The Knights Templars were chaste, I believe.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 9:02:53 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: windcliff

Can he be fired posthumously for cultural insensitivity?


11 posted on 05/14/2014 9:17:58 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Fractal Trader

No. They were warrior monks who vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at a time when oaths were taken very seriously. (Unlike today)

Templars who violated their order’s rules could be walled up to die.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 6:44:24 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Palis have driven out most of the Holy Land’s Christians. The vast majority still there live in Israel.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 1:07:23 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: windcliff

Wow. They put so much effort and talent into painting but sure failed in their choice of lighting.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 1:16:07 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Fractal Trader

They sure were, first they were chaste out of the Middle East by the Saracens, then they were chaste right onto the stake by the Papal authorities.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 9:50:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: colorado tanker

40 percent of Lebanese are Christian, but it’s not a huge country either.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 10:07:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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