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Amphitheater of Herod, the city Hosea declared would become desolate
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Amphitheater of Herod, the city Hosea declared would become desolate
Title:
Amphitheater of Herod, the city Hosea declared would become desolate [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Herod's Amphitheater
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.5 cm ( 9.875 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Hosea xiii:16.)--'Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword.' The prophecy quoted above is literally fulfilled in this city. The remains of what is called the Amphitheater may be seen in the level place in the picture where there are pillars, that appear to be black pegs about the eighth of an inch in height. There are 12 of these. The reason why they seem to be so small is because our artist was at a considerable distance from them when this view was taken. The site of this ancient city of Ahab is still marked by the ruins of buildings which climb the side of the hill on which it stood. There is a narrow terrace which runs around this hill like a girdle. Below this terrace the declivity inclines gradually toward the valley. Higher up there are traces of other terraces along which it has been supposed the sides of the ancient city ran." See 5397BAI/LVii123CAJS (Voyager # 362239)
A valley with twelve black "pegs"
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5205 LVi123CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries