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Tomb of Sheik Islam, Damascus--Once the capital of the kingdom of Syria, under the dynasty of the Hadods
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Tomb of Sheik Islam, Damascus--Once the capital of the kingdom of Syria, under the dynasty of the Hadods
Title:
Tomb of Sheik Islam, Damascus--Once the capital of the kingdom of Syria, under the dynasty of the Hadods [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Tombs
Sheik Islam
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
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
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5569 LVii295CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries