Places of religion

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Places of religion

  1. 1. Places of Religion By Lucy Jackson 7M
  2. 2. The Shaolin Temple
  3. 3. What is it? <ul><li>The Shaolin temples are the most famous temples in China. Many legends and mysteries are involved its origin. It is very beautiful and located in the tranquil mountains. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which religion? <ul><li>This temple is the worshipping area of the Chinese Buddhists. These monks are famous for their art of Kung fu. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Dura Europus synagogue
  6. 6. What is it? <ul><li>The Dura Europus synagogue is the oldest Jewish synagogue. It was originally built in 244CE. It was lost for a while but was rediscovered in Modern Syria 1932. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What religion does it belong to? <ul><li>It belongs to the Jewish religion. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Did you know? <ul><li>It is unique and famous for its fantastic ancient paintings. They are currently displayed at the National Museum of Damascus </li></ul><ul><li>It was mistaken at first for a Greek temple. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the paintings were associated with the old testament bible. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Selby Abbey
  10. 10. What is it <ul><li>Selby Abbey was built in 1190. It is located in the north east of England and was the first to be opened in that area. For over 1000 years people have come to worship in this amazing parish church. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Which religion? <ul><li>Selby Abbey was built for Christians in honour of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. It took 130 years to build. </li></ul><ul><li>Originally it was built as a wooden structure by a monk called Benedict who had a vision of </li></ul><ul><li>St Germain who told him to build an abbey in Selby. </li></ul><ul><li>His successor Abbot Hugh decided to replace the wood with stone in Norman times. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Did you Know? <ul><li>Selby Abbey was reputed to be the birthplace of King Henry I of England, the son of King William I and Queen Mathilda. </li></ul><ul><li>Selby Abbey has gone through many difficulties such as fire, flooding, falling towers, vandalism and sinking foundations but it is still standing today. </li></ul><ul><li>The building is supported by a layer of wet clay deposited during the last ice age! </li></ul>
  13. 13. The end Thank you for listening!!!

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