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Title: 23-Tombs in the Valley of Jehoshaphat
Authors: Thomas Mason Optician
Thomas Mason Optician
South Dublin Libraries Local Studies
Keywords: Clondalkin Branch Library
lantern slide
Holy Land
Issue Date: 1910
Publisher: Thomas Mason Optician, 5-6 Dame St Dublin.
Description: Slide 23: one of a collection of lantern slides shown at Clondalkin branch library c 1910. Description given in booklet: A short distance from the junction of the valleys of the Kedron and the Hinnom we reach a cluster of remarkable tombs. The tradition respecting them is comparatively modern, and has no historical basis. Those of Zacharias and Absalom are similar in design, being cut out of the solid rock. The former is said to be the burial-place of the Zacharias, who was “slain between the temple and the altar.” The tomb of St. James is a remarkable chamber, cut out of the side of the hill, with rock-hewn Doric columns in front. The marked resemblance between this sepulchre and the temple tombs of Beni Hassan, in Egypt, has given rise to the suggestion that here we have the idol temple constructed by Solomon for his Queen, the daughter of Pharaoh, in the “hill that is before Jerusalem.” The site and style of the architecture afford a certain measure of probability to the conjecture.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10599/11749
Latitude: 31.777169
Longitude: 35.238861
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Appears in Collections:The Holy Land: a reading; a description of a series of lantern slides

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