Rremains of the Church of St. Maria Latina שרידי כנסיית סנטה מריה לטינה


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\Where today's Church of the Redeemer compound stands, there were two churches in addition to the hospital- the Church of Santa Maria Latina and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The smaller church, Santa Maria Latina, was founded in the 12th century by donations from Italian merchants from the city of Amalfi. It is assumed that it was built under the supervision of the blessed Gerardus (or Gerard), who later became the founder of the Hospitaller Order. The Church of the Redeemer is built on the remains of this church, and parts of the original church were incorporated into the new church. The remains of the church from the Crusader period are prominent mainly in the northern entrance (blocked, opposite the Alexander Nevsky Church). The decorations on the gate of the Crusader church show the months of the year according to agricultural activities.

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