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The Sphinx--Standing 2,719 years when Solomon took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to the city of David
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The Sphinx--Standing 2,719 years when Solomon took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to the city of David
Title:
The Sphinx--Standing 2,719 years when Solomon took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to the city of David [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Sphinx (Jizah, Egypt)
Pyramids Of Giza (Egypt)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.3 cm ( 10 x 6.75 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I.Kings, iii:1.)--'And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh, King of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the City of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.' In this verse we see God's people brought through their king into relation with Egypt again. So we present here one of the most interesting pictures of the Sphinx that has ever been taken, to illustrate this fact. This monument stood where it appears to-day 3733 B.C., and had been standing here 2,719 years when Solomon took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the City of David. The Sphinx represented among the Egyptians the God Harmachis, 'Horus in the horizon, or Rising Sun, the Conquerer of Darkness, the God of the Morning.' The Sphinx is hewn out of the living rock. The body is 153 feet long, paws 50 feet, the head 30 feet long, the face 14 feet wide, and from the top of the head to the base of the monument the distance is about 70 feet." See 5314BAI/LVii40CAJS (Voyager # 361011)
Sphinx with a pyramid in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5122 LVi40CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries