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Site of Ancient Memphis--Where Moses passed his youth
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Bain, Robert E. M
Site of Ancient Memphis--Where Moses passed his youth [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: A.M. Gardner & Co., Limited.
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Numbers, xii:1.)--Memphis was the royal residence of the Pharaohs of the Sixth dynasty. It was an old capital of Egypt. It was founded by Menes, the first king of Egypt. Here was the temple consecrated to the worship of Isis, and here was the temple of Apis. To-day it is in utter desolation. Nothing remains above ground but ruins, and these overgrown with palm trees. Material for building old Cairo was brought from Memphis. The most interesting thing connected with this once splendid city is that it was here that Moses was brought up. The great cemetery near the site of Memphis, contains the tombs of the ancient empire, that is, the tombs built during the first eleven dynasties. Among these is the celebrated Step Pyramid." See 5319BAI/LVii45CAJS (Voyager # 361027)
Two palm trees and various other types of vegetation
Scanning Notes:
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5127 LVi45CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Memphis (Extinct city)

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Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Site of Ancient Memphis--Where Moses passed his youth