The seventeenth-century models of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Museum of the Order of St John are numbered so that you can identify the key features of the building.
Watch one of the models being taken apart, or scroll down to explore it yourself:
Model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, LDOSJ 3035. Museum of the Order of St John and University of Birmingham 2016.
The plan of the numbers on the model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
A guide to the constituent parts:
1. The entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
2. The bell tower.
3. The Chapel of the Franks.
9–11. The Armenians’ Church.
12. The Armenians’ Altar.
14–15. The ancient caves and burial place of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.
19. The Greek Altar.
20. The Greek Church
23. The crucifix in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
20–22. The Church 20. The Greek Church 21. The Omphalos 22. The Icon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
24. The Altar of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
30–34. The Franciscan chapel. 30. The altar where the Pillar where Christ was whipped is located. 31. The altar of the Holy Sacrament 32. The altar where for a time was a fragment of the Holy Cross. 34. The gate which leads to the Franciscan habitation.
36. The chapel where Christ w;as incarcerated. With inscription CHAR C/ERE/CPX