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Damascus Gate--Opening towards Nazareth
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Bain, Robert E. M
Damascus Gate--Opening towards Nazareth [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 ; 25.5 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Psalms, cxxii:2.)--'Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.' Damascus gate, or the gate of the column through which passes the north road to Galilee and Damascus, is the most ornamental of all the gates which stand in the walls of Jerusalem. It is made picturesque because of its many turrets and battlements. The Damascus gate, according to Bartlet, is a fine piece of Saracenic architecture. Other authorities claim that it dates back to a more remote antiquity than Bartlet supposes. This gate is not a great ways from the place supposed by many now to be the site of Mount Calvary. The tombs of the kings are about 1100 paces north of Damascus gate. Next to Jaffa gate, the Damascus gate is the one most frequently used of any in the Jerusalem walls." See 5382BAI/LVii108CAJS (Voyager # 362196)
Damascus Gate showing the battlements
Scanning Notes:
Damascus Gate (Jerusalem)
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5190 LVi108CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
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Category: Damascus Gate (Jerusalem)
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Damascus Gate--Opening towards Nazareth