Drawing Holy Sepulchre

Right before the Millennium Schick was asked by the Ottoman authorities to make a drawing of the Holy Sepulchre. The Status Quo regulates the control of the Christian Holy Places. It regulates who and how should control the Holy Sepulchre, the Church of Nativity and the Church of the Virgin among the different Christian Churches. Through history the responsibility and sovereignity have changed a number of times – of different reasons.

The Status Quo has an old and complicated story, but was nailed on paper at the 1878 Berlin Treatment that among other things regulates the control over the Holy Places in Jerusalem and Betlehem.

The regulations about the Haram al Sharif / Temple Mount is also called status quo, but has its origin in the 1967 Israeli victory and take over of Jerusalem as Moshe Dayan decided to take the Israeli flag down from the Haram al Sharif and hand the control of area over to the Jordanian authorithies since the place was a place of present worship for the Muslims and only a place of historic memory for the Jews.

As an expert Schick was accepted by the different groups to work at most of these Holy Places, which gives us an idea of his greatness.

Click for Conrad Schick’s drawing of the Holy Sepulchre 1898


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