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Tombs of the Prophets, in the King's Dale, Valley of Kedron, Jerusalem, Palestine
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__|a  (CAJSImage)[system control number to record digital location]
__|a  562UND/BB16
2_|a  Underwood & Underwood |4  Photographer
00|a  Tombs of the Prophets, in the King's Dale, Valley of Kedron, Jerusalem, Palestine |h  [graphic]
1_|a  Palestine Through the Stereoscope
__|c  1903.
__|a  1 stereoscopic card : |b  albumen ; |c  15.4 x 8.1 cm ( 6 x 3.25 in).
__|a  Stereoscopic cards were originally housed in a box which looks like two books; the box is labeled "Palestine Through the Stereoscope" and each of the "books" is marked either "Volume I" or "Volume II" and "Underwood & Underwood"; the card is numbered at the top and bottom with its location (16) in the box and with the photographic number (3095) ; the publisher's name and locations (New York, London, Toronto-Canada, and Ottawa-Kansas) are listed on the left side of the card; "Works and Studios" for "Sun Sculpture" is listed on the right end of the card with their locations (Arlington and Westwood, New Jersey); the title and copyright date (1903) are printed at the bottom of the card
__|a  Two people are in the foreground with the Tombs of Absalom, St. James and Zechariah behind them; the Church of Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives is in the background
__|a  1
__|a  Printed : "You are up on Mt. Moriah, outside the wall at the southeast corner of the old city. [new paragraph] 'How steep the side of Mount Moriah is at this point! It is almost a precipice down to the Kedron Valley whose bed is out of sight far below. The rocky hillside in front is the Mount of Olives. Those white stones in irregular rows are Jewish tombs. Jews will journey to Jerusalem from every land on earth and pay large sums for burial places in this valley, for they believe that the resurrection will begin here and that those who rise from their graves on these hillsides will have a sure passport to heaven. Then, too, they count the ground all the more sacred on account of the prophets, who are, as they believe, buried among their own graves, [new paragraph] 'You see three tombs standing out prominently? Those are hewn out of the native rock just as it lies. That on the right, in a recess, is called the tomb of Zacharias and commemorates the prophet who was slain 'between the temple and the altar.' (Matt. xxiii: 35.) The excavation with pillars at its door is the tomb of St. James, the Lord's brother (Galatians i:19), who was martyred in the precincts of the Temple about A.D. 68. That on the left is Absalom's Pillar.' [new paragraph] You see there are a few olive trees here and there over the rocky slope. That marble building is a Russian Church. Either one of the two roads leading obliquely over the hill, this side of the church would take you to Bethany. The other road which you see farther to the north, at the other side of the church, goes to Jericho. In all probability that is the road whose familiar way Jesus called to his hearers' minds when he told them the story of the Good Samaritan. (See 'Travelling in the HolyLand through the Stereoscope.') [new paragraph] From Descriptive Bulletin No. 4, copyrighted 1904, by Underwood & Underwood." The title is printed in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Greek.
__|a  Good
__|a  From Lazard's notecards: "Mt des oliviers vu Vallée Josaphat"
__|a  [scanning note]
_4|a  Tomb of Absalom
_4|a  St. James
_4|a  Zechariah
_4|a  Church of Mary Magdalene
_0|a  Israel
_0|a  Jerusalem
_0|a  Mount of Olives (Jerusalem)
__|4  Provenance |g  Sotheby's |d  1981/03/27
2_|a  Underwood & Underwood |4  Publisher
2_|a  Holy Land Image Collection
2_|a  Lenkin Photo Image Collection
0_|t  CAJS Image Collection |g  BB |l  UND |m  562 |n  BB16
0_|t  The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Year: 1903
Creator: Underwood & Underwood
Physical description: stereoscopic card
Title: Tombs of the Prophets, in the King's Dale, Valley of Kedron, Jerusalem, Palestine