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Public Square, Damascus--A Noted Place in the Time of Abraham
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Public Square, Damascus--A Noted Place in the Time of Abraham
Title:
Public Square, Damascus--A Noted Place in the Time of Abraham [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Prisons
Public Squares
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: "(Genesis, xiv: 15; xv:2:) (Zechariah, vii:1.)--'And it came to pass in the fourth year of King Darius, that the word of the Lord came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu.' At the time the prophecy of Zechariah was written, or in the time of King Darius, Damascus was included in the great Persian empire which stretched from India to Thrace and Egypt. In the above picture we have a view of the leading public square in the city of Damascus. In the midst of the square is the city prison. We see the Abana river flowing under the square through great stone arches. Damascus was conquered by Nineveh, Babylon and Memphis. She lived before them and she has outlived them all. She has been twice supplanted by Antioch, and has seen Antioch decay. The secret of her life is the Abana river."
Squarish stone building; water flows beneath stone arches; people walk on the street
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5544 LVii270CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries