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Statue of Rameses II--Lying in the city which Jeremiah said should be without inhabitant
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Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Title:
Statue of Rameses II--Lying in the city which Jeremiah said should be without inhabitant [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: W.A. Hammond, Holborn Hall, E.C.
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is printed 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 5128BAI/LVi46CAJS (Voyager # 357546)
Horizontal statue of Rameses II amidst palm trees
Scanning Notes:
1
Category:
Ramses II, King Of Egypt
Classification ID:
5320BAI/LVii46CAJS
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5320 LVii46CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Egypt
Memphis (Extinct city)

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Year: 1894
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Title: Statue of Rameses II--Lying in the city which Jeremiah said should be without inhabitant