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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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And the Lord's sepulchre is on the south side: eight feet is the length of the Tabernacle, five feet in breadth, eleven feet in height. And it is not long since the sepulchre was open, so that every one who came to it might kiss it, and touch it. But because men used to carry off some of its stones the Soldan ordered it to be enclosed all round, so that it may be the easier to protect it, so that (now) one cannot reach it except on one side. And there is a window on the Tabernacle, and many lamps around it blazing continually. And the lamp which is right before the sepulchre goes out of itself every Friday, and lights by itself every Sunday at the time that Christ rose from death to life; and it remains alight until the following Friday.