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Tomb of Absalom
Tomb of Absalom [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Tomb Of Absalom
Valley Of Jehosaphat
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18.1 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(II. Samuel, xviii:18.)--'Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance; and he called the pillar after his own name; and it is called unto this day Absalom's place.' This tomb of Absalom is in the valley of Kedron. It is generally called the Pillar of Absalom. It is cut out of solid rock. Each side measures 22 feet. Over the columns is a dark frieze, and an Egyptian cornice above this. The height above the surface is 54 feet. It is not absolutely known that this is the pillar Absalom had reared for himself during his lifetime in the king's dale. It is a strange fact, however, that it answers to what is said in the 18th verse of the 18th chapter of II. Samuel, 'And it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.'" See 5424BAI/LVii150CAJS (Voyager # 362437)
Tomb of Absalom; two small buildings are visible in the background
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5232 LVi150CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries