Cyclorama of Jerusalem

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Cyclorama of Jerusalem

The Cyclorama of Jerusalem is located in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec, Canada, near the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. It is a cyclorama, a circular painting, of the Crucifixion of Jesus, showing what the city of Jerusalem might have looked like at the time of his death.

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The cyclorama has been on display since 1895. It was painted by Paul Philippoteaux, the panoramist from Paris, assisted by five other painters: Salvador Mège (1854–1915) and Ernest Gros, of Paris, Charles Abel Corwin[1] and Oliver Dennett Grover, of Chicago and Edward James Austen (1850–1930), of London.[2]

The Cyclorama is one of the world's largest.[3] It measures 14 by 110 metres (46 ft × 361 ft). Among the scenes are: The South section of Jerusalem and the Tomb of Absalom.


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