Wall Paintings Recounting Crusader History Uncovered at Jerusalem Hospital

Burst water main in Saint Louis French Hospital uncovers forgotten wall paintings.

The Saint Louis French Hospital is an unusual institution in Jerusalem, a city replete with unusual institutions. It was built at the end of the 19th century near the New Gate in the Old City wall, not far from the present-day City Hall. For several decades it has been serving as a hospice run by the Sisters of St. Joseph Catholic nuns.