Friday, December 5, 2008

Terra Sancta




Planned by the Italian architect Antonio Berluzzi. Constructed between 1924-1927.

Prince Umberto, later King of Italy, came to Jerusalem in 1928 to dedicate the statue poised on the roof - the haloed Madonina, patron saint of Milano.

When the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus became inaccessible in 1948, the university rented part of the Terra Sancta building from the Franciscan custodians of the Latin Holy Places and set up a number of its departments in it. It was not until 1997 that the last university department, Climatology, left Terra Sancta.

1 comment:

m_m said...

Beautiful! Nice shot!