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Tomb of David
Tomb of David [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Tomb Of David (Jerusalem)
Hagia Zion
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I. Chronicles, xxix: 28.)--'And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.' David, we are told, together with hissuccessors [sic], was buried in his own city on Zion, and the site now known as David's Tomb stands on the south brow of the hill outside of the modern walls. Jews, Christians, and Moslems have for many centuries united in looking upon this site as genuine, and it is said to be often common to see Jews standing close to the building steadily and reverently contemplating the place. Josephus tells us that Hyrcanus, when besieged by Antiochus Pius, opened David's Sepulcher and took out 3,000 talents. There have been many stories current in different ages about the fabulous wealth buried in this tomb. On one occasion it is said a man was miraculously struck down while attempting to remove some of these treasures."
Exterior of the Tomb of David, showing a multi-domed structure
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5505 LVii231CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries