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Stables of Solomon
Stables of Solomon [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Solomon's Stables
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18.2 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I. Kings, x:28.)-- 'And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt.' In this picture we have the vaults which are found under the temple area. A tourist in 1722 gives a distinct account of these stables. One traveler represents them as capable of accommodating 2,000 horses, and it is thought that they were used in the times of crusades as stables. The floor of this vault is a little over 38 feet below the level of the pavement above. The arches are 11 feet 5 inches in span, and 5 feet by 9 inches in height. The aisles open from south to north. Here the Jews sought refuge during the struggle against the Romans. Solomon's intercourse with Egypt brought horses into use in Israel. He was the first to ride in a chariot through the streets of Jerusalem." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom of the photograph
Solomon's stables, showing nine arched entryways
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5502 LVii228CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries