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Tombs of the Mamelukes--In the region where the children of Israel spent so many years in Egypt
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Tombs of the Mamelukes--In the region where the children of Israel spent so many years in Egypt
Title:
Tombs of the Mamelukes--In the region where the children of Israel spent so many years in Egypt [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Tombs Of The Mamelukes
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 22.8 cm ( 8 x 9 in).
Notes:
Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Numbers, xv.)-- Beyond the citadel in Cairo there are a number of beautiful tombs extending along the eastern side of the city, known as the tombs of the Mamelukes. The ruins of these tombs bear traces of great artistic merit, some of the minarets being exceedingly beautiful. From the galleries in the minarets the muezzins summon the faithful to prayer five times a day. The muezzin in a kind of sing-song tone utters the following: 'Allah is great! I testify that there is no other god but Allah! And Mohammed is the prophet of Allah! Come to prayer! Come to worship! Allah is great! There is no god but Allah!' These tombs are now falling to decay as all things belonging to the civilization of Egypt are falling to decay. This ancient land of the Pharaohs and the children of Israel, by the strange mutations of history is now under the dominance and influence of a Christian nation." See 5136BAI/LVi54CAJS (Voyager # 357599)
Tombs on raised platforms; one set of four tombs is covered by a roofed area with carved stone columns
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5328 LVii54CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries