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Interior of the Mosque of Amr--Near where Moses was educated
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Interior of the Mosque of Amr--Near where Moses was educated
Title:
Interior of the Mosque of Amr--Near where Moses was educated [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Mosque Of Amr
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in)..
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Leviticus, xiii:1.)--We give here a view of the Mosque of Amr, because it helps us to see a place of worship as it looks to-day, in the land of Egypt, where Moses grew up. This is in the neighborhood of old Cairo, and as Moses grew up at Memphis and was educated at Heliopolis, in going from Memphis to Heliopolis he would pass through this same neighborhood where this mosque stands to-day. This is the most interesting mosque in Cairo. There is almost a wilderness of columns of different styles of architecture, perhaps taken from older buildings and brought together here to adorn this one. There are a couple of columns on the west side of the mosque once used as a test of character. They were said to be so close together that only an honest man could squeeze through them. The Khedive has now walled up this space." See 5141BAI/LVi59CAJS (Voyager # 357624)
Rows of columns and arches with wooden connectors at the capitals
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5333 LVii59CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries