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Damascus Gate--Opening towards Nazareth
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Damascus Gate--Opening towards Nazareth
Title:
Damascus Gate--Opening towards Nazareth [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Damascus Gate (Jerusalem)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Psalms, cxxii:2.)--'Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.' Damascus gate, or the gate of the column through which passes the north road to Galilee and Damascus, is the most ornamental of all the gates which stand in the walls of Jerusalem. It is made picturesque because of its many turrets and battlements. The Damascus gate, according to Bartlet, is a fine piece of Saracenic architecture. Other authorities claim that it dates back to a more remote antiquity than Bartlet supposes. This gate is not a great ways from the place supposed by many now to be the site of Mount Calvary. The tombs of the kings are about 1100 paces north of Damascus gate. Next to Jaffa gate, the Damascus gate is the one most frequently used of any in the Jerusalem walls." See 5190BAI/LVi108CAJS (Voyager # 358948)
Damascus Gate showing the battlements
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5382 LVii108CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries