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Statue of Rameses II--Lying in the city which Jeremiah said should be without inhabitant
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Statue of Rameses II--Lying in the city which Jeremiah said should be without inhabitant
Title:
Statue of Rameses II--Lying in the city which Jeremiah said should be without inhabitant [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Ramses II, King Of Egypt
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: "(Jeremiah, xlvi:19.) 'O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph (Memphis) shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.' Rameses II. was the 'king who knew not Joseph.' We see him now in limestone lying prostrate amid the ruins of the city he enriched and oppressed. The first in her glory, he is the last in her desolation. The prophecy is literally true. 'Memphis shall be without an inhabitant.' The companions of the once proud Rameses the Second now are the jackals, whose wierd howl lends a melancholy interest to the solemn moan of the palms, the only sentinels left to guard the proud Egyptian king. Tall, rank weeds grow about his mighty form, and lean their dying heads upon his cold and bloodless bosom. He is so quiet and harmless in his limestone form that the lizards play hide and seek on the surface of his vast face." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom of the photograph. See 5320BAI/LVii46CAJS (Voyager # 361031)
A statue of Rameses II, in a horizontal position, amidst palm trees
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5128 LVi46CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries