Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Zechariah, vi.)--Zechariah wrote in the year B.C.
519. At that time Damascus was a wealthy city, having its seaport town at Tyre. Twenty-four hundred and fifteen years after
the time that Zechariah wrote we still find Damascus a prosperous and wealthy, though a wicked and ill-governed city. It was
in this city that St. Paul was converted, and Christians have always lived here since his time, but for many hundred years
it has been one of the principal cities of the Mohammedan religion. The term sheik means elder or eldest. It has a title of
dignity belonging to the chiefs of the Arabian tribes. It is also a title of a religious person who preaches in the Mosques.
The same form of government by which the sheik could speak with authority has existed since the time of Abraham. Especially
among the Moslems the dead who have been distinguished in life by piety are greatly honored." Copyright year and photographer's
name are printed at the bottom of the photograph
Exterior and entrance to a tomb; three domes in the background; two people are walking toward the entrance to the tomb