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Tomb of Kait Bey--A modern Pharaoh of Egypt
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Bain, Robert E. M
Tomb of Kait Bey--A modern Pharaoh of Egypt [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: A.M. Gardner & Co., Limited.
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(II. Chronicles, xii: 9.)--'So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the Lord.' The tomb of Kait Bey marks the resting place of one of the modern Pharaohs of Egypt. He was the successor in the respect that he was one of the last of the independent Mameluke Sultans of Egypt. He was in the line of succession from Shishak, who was the king of Egypt in the time of Rehoboam. This tomb is about eighty feet long and seventy feet wide. It has some fine mosaics, and is thought to be the finest piece of architecture in Cairo. The door has a bronze covering about forty-five feet in height, Kait Bey was Sultan of Egypt from 1468 to 1496. As a general and a diplomatist he successfully maintained his position against the Porte. He was compelled, finally, however, to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammed, a boy of fourteen." See 5329BAI/LVii55CAJS (Voyager # 361560)
A street in Cairo with a horizontally striped building and minaret at the end
Scanning Notes:
Tomb Of Kait Bey
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5137 LVi55CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Cairo (Egypt)

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Category: Tomb Of Kait Bey
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Tomb of Kait Bey--A modern Pharaoh of Egypt