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Dragon's Fountain, Jerusalem--Where Nehemiah went to view the walls of Jerusalem
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Dragon's Fountain, Jerusalem--Where Nehemiah went to view the walls of Jerusalem
Title:
Dragon's Fountain, Jerusalem--Where Nehemiah went to view the walls of Jerusalem [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Dragon's Well
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.520 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Nehemiah, ii:13.)--'And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well * * * and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.' In the center of the Ophel hill, in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, there is a fountain with an intermittent spring whose waters connect with the Pool of Siloam by a canal which runs through the hill. This fountain is called the Dragon's Well, because they have a tradition that a dragon swallows up the water when awake, the water rising again when he is asleep, and this waking and sleeping of the dragon causes the intermittent flow of the water. The water comes up in the bottom of a cave 25 deep excavated in the rock. By going down sixteen steps we reach a chamber 18 feet long by 10 feet wide and 10 feet high, its sides being built of old stones and its roof a pointed arch." See 5269BAI/LVi187CAJS (Voyager # 360140)
Steps leading down to a well below ground level
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5461 LVii187CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries