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Tomb of Sheik Islam, Damascus--Once the capital of the kingdom of Syria, under the dynasty of the Hadods
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Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Title:
Tomb of Sheik Islam, Damascus--Once the capital of the kingdom of Syria, under the dynasty of the Hadods [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 in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Zechariah, vi.)--Zechariah wrote in the year B.C. 519. At that time Damascus was a wealthy city, having its seaport town at Tyre. Twenty-four hundred and fifteen years after the time that Zechariah wrote we still find Damascus a prosperous and wealthy, though a wicked and ill-governed city. It was in this city that St. Paul was converted, and Christians have always lived here since his time, but for many hundred years it has been one of the principal cities of the Mohammedan religion. The term sheik means elder or eldest. It has a title of dignity belonging to the chiefs of the Arabian tribes. It is also a title of a religious person who preaches in the Mosques. The same form of government by which the sheik could speak with authority has existed since the time of Abraham. Especially among the Moslems the dead who have been distinguished in life by piety are greatly honored." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph
Exterior and entrance to a tomb; three domes in the background; two people are walking toward the entrance to the tomb
Scanning Notes:
1
Category:
Tombs
Sheik Islam
Classification ID:
5569BAI/LVii295CAJS
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5569 LVii295CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Syria
Damascus

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Title: Tomb of Sheik Islam, Damascus--Once the capital of the kingdom of Syria, under the dynasty of the Hadods