Photographs

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AlbumA(1899)

Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, West Bank, Syria, Jordan, Israel
Browsing photos A001-A567

A_420 - Petra
The Theatre [Carved out of sandstone cliff-face, view of cavea]
Date: March 1900
A_421 - Petra
The three storied tomb [Rock cut tomb - The Palace Tomb]
Date: March 1900
A_422 - Petra
The Ionic tomb - Corinthian [Rock cut tombs - The Corinthian Tomb]
Date: March 1900
A_423 - Petra
The Deir [Ed - Deir, 'monastery', has largest facade in Petra - 50 metres wide, 45 metres high. Urn rests on free-standing Nabataean capital]
Date: March 1900
A_424 - Petra
From the opening of the Bab es Sik [General view. "Suddenly between the narrow opening of the rocks, we saw the most beautiful sight I have ever seen. Imagine a temple cut out of the solid rock, the charming facade supported on great Corinthian columns standing clear, soaring upwards to the very top of the cliff in the most exquisite proportions and carved with groups of figures almost as fresh as the chisel left them - all this in the rose red rock, with the sun just touching it and making it look almost transparent."]
Date: March 1900
A_425 - Petra
Rocks near the Deir [Rocks facing Ed-Deir with carved chambers and tombs]
Date: March 1900
A_426 - Petra
The Khaznet Faraoun [Khazneh Phar'oun - "Pharoah's Treasury, detail of entrance. Tomb of Nabataean king. Facade (30 metres wide, 43 metres high) includes 'Nabathaean/Corinthian' capitals and carved entablatures and friezes]
Date: March 1900
A_427 - Petra
Tomb to the SW [Rock cut tombs, SE part of valley - The Lion Trinculum - two lions carved in relief over doorway, representing Nabataean deity. Man in doorway]
Date: March 1900
A_428 - Petra
The inscribed tomb [Tomb of Sextius Florentinus (Roman governor of province of Arabia AD 127). Latin inscription on entablature above door. Man in foreground]
Date: March 1900
A_429 - Petra
The Khaznet Faraoun [Khazneh Phar'oun - "Pharoah's Treasury, tomb of Nabataean king. Facade (30 metres wide, 43 metres high) includes 'Nabathaean/Corinthian' capitals and carved entablatures and friezes]
Date: March 1900
A_430 - Petra
The Khaznet Faraoun [Khazneh Phar'oun - "Pharoah's Treasury, tomb of Nabataean king. Facade (30 metres wide, 43 metres high) includes 'Nabathaean/Corinthian' capitals and carved entablatures and friezes. People at entrance]
Date: March 1900
A_431 - Petra
The Khaznet Faroun from the Bab es Sik [Khazneh Phar'oun - "Pharoah's Treasury, tomb of Nabataean king. Facade (30 metres wide, 43 metres high) includes 'Nabathaean/Corinthian' capitals and carved entablatures and friezes]
Date: March 1900
A_432 - Petra
Theatre and tombs [Cavea of Theatre and Rock cut tombs "Street of Facades"]
Date: March 1900
A_433 - Petra
Valley looking E [General view including Tomb of Sextius Florentinus, and the Palace Tomb in the distance]
Date: March 1900
A_434 - Petra
View from theatre [Rock cut tombs, "Street of Facades"]
Date: March 1900
A_435 - Petra
A Keraki [Portrait photograph of tribesman]
Date: March 1900
A_436 - Petra
Opposite the theatre [Rock cut tombs, including the Urn Tomb]
Date: March 1900
A_437 - Petra
Opening of the Bab es Sik [General view - "Suddenly between the narrow opening of the rocks, we saw the most beautiful sight I have ever seen. Imagine a temple cut out of the solid rock, the charming facade supported on great Corinthian columns standing clear, soaring upwards to the very top of the cliff in the most exquisite proportions and carved with groups of figures almost as fresh as the chisel left them - all this in the rose red rock, with the sun just touching it and making it look almost transparent."]
Date: March 1900
A_438 - Petra
S rocks [Rock cut tombs at S end of valley]
Date: March 1900
A_439 - Petra
Tombs in the W end of the valley [Rock cut tombs]
Date: March 1900

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