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The Great Pyramid of Egypt--A monument Abraham saw
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The Great Pyramid of Egypt--A monument Abraham saw
The Great Pyramid of Egypt--A monument Abraham saw [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Great Pyramid (Egypt)
Cheops, Pyramid Of (Egypt)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xii:11.)-- When Abraham made his first visit to Egypt, 1921 B.C., the Great Pyramid, according to the estimate of Wallis Budge, Assistant Keeper of the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, British Museum, had been standing 1,812 years; so while we look at the Great Pyramid to-day, we may know at least that we are beholding one monument seen by Abraham. This pyramid was built by Cheops as his tomb. This is the largest of all the pyramids; covers about thirteen acres of land, and in the center of it is what is called the King's Chamber, where Cheops was buried. It is the first object that meets the eye when approaching Cairo, and is one of the monuments that the traveler never forgets. There is enough stone, it is said, in this great pyramid to build a wall all around the frontiers of France. Much of this material has been used in the building of modern Cairo." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi." See 5125BAI/LVi43CAJS (Voyager # 357534)
A pyramid; a narrow waterway is in the foreground; animals are grazing in the middle ground
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5317 LVii43CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries