Jerusalem (Extra mural) - The Birds-Mosaic Chapel

General description: 

This magnificent and whole mosaicis one of the first Armenian mosaics to be found in Jerusalem near Damascus gate.


It dated either to 550 A.D or by some to 80 years later.The dating is baed on an inscription: In memory and for the salvation of all armenians, the Lord know thier name". This suggests the church was built in memmory of victims of the war (capture of Jerusalem by the Persians in 614). It is therfore an important manoument for the many unknown and unburied victims. 


Item number Location in the architectural complex View
1 Chapel View