Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
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Entitled – Jerusalem. View of the Holy City, showing the Church of St. Anne.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Jerusalem. – The journey from Damascus to the Holy City is accomplished on horseback in twelve days; the iron horse is not unknown in the city, however, for the line from Jaffa to Jerusalem was opened in 1892.
It is indeed difficult for the traveller, on beholding modern Jerusalem for the first time, to realize that this little town, round whose walls he can walk in an hour, is the veritable Holy City with which is associated the grandest and most sacred events of history.
As a fact, one is surprised to find how little remains of the ancient city.
The present walls were built in the 16th century, and only a few stone courses of them belong to the ancient walls.
The buildings are all new, and the gorgeous City of Solomon lies buried under the debris of sixteen sieges and captures.
Hence it is that great doubt is thrown on many of the sacred places; the real localities lie buried far below.
But the natural features of the country remain substantially unchanged.
Here are Olivet and the brook Kedron; and the city still crowns Zion and Mount Moriah.
Jerusalem stands on four hills, once separated by deep valleys, which are now partially filled with the debris of successive destructions of the city.
The most celebrated of these hills, Zion, is on the south-west, rising 500ft. above the Kedron.
The difficulties in the way of the excavators may be judged from the fact that in one part – the north-east wall of the Temple – the debris was 125ft. deep.
The present circumference of the city is nearly 2 and a half miles, and the population numbers 50,000.
Jerusalem is inclosed by walls averaging 35ft. in height, and round the walls are thirty-four towers; there are eight gates, six open and two closed.
The city is mentioned 818 times in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
The Church of St. Anne, shown in our view, is one of the
“Holy Places” of Jerusalem; it is situated at the eastern end of the Via Dolorosa, near St. Stephen’s Gate.
This church, which is said to mark the dwelling-place of St. Anne, the mother of the Virgin, was founded in the 12th century, and was converted by Saladin into a school.
The Sultan presented it to Napoleon III. in 1856, at the close of the
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