From Library Journal
This meticulous study sets out to define what it is that we know about the tomb of Jesus and Edicule, the little house that has covered the tomb since the early fourth century. Oxford archaeologist Biddle proceeds backward from the present, and the reader will quickly sense that this survey of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was conducted without restrictions, using traditional methods of architectural archaeology and the most recent techniques of photogrammetry. Over 100 figures, including 30 color and 42 black-and-white illustrations, make this painstaking analysis easy to follow. Lengthy footnotes for each of the eight chapters and epilog, as well as a long bibliography and helpful index, make this a work sure to remain in reference use. Libraries staying current on archaeological investigations and those seeking to offer the best about this site of popular interest are encouraged to include this in their collection.ALeroy Hommerding, Citrus Cty. Lib. Syst., Inverness, FL
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
BIDDLE is Astor Senior Research Fellow in Medieval Archaeology, Hertford College, Oxford, and the Director and Secretary of Winchester Excavations, which he co-founded in 1962. He has written and edited a number of books, including, with Frank Barlow, Wincheste