1895 Print over 100 years old Jerusalem Mount of Olives(Also available unframed)

£65.95

3 in stock

Description

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 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.104. 

 Entitled – Jerusalem. The Mount of Olives. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

 Jerusalem. – As we have said before, the authenticity of many of the sacred places of Jerusalem is more than a little doubful; but the very fact that generations of devout pilgrims have knelt here in reverent adoration should surely hallow the apocryphal sites.

Coming to the Mount of Olives, we are, at least, sure of our ground.

Near the top of this sacred hill, and on the western side, are situated the winding catacombs known as the Tombs of the Prophets.

A little farther away, on the centre summit of the Mount, is a small modern village.

The view from the summit here is without doubt the most interesting in the Holy Land, for Jerusalem and its environs lie before us like a map.

The Mosques of Omar and El Aksa, the Turkish barracks, the Tower of David, surmounted by the Turkish flag, the green and white domes of the Jewish synagogues, the black dome of the Tomb of David, the mountains of Moab and Gilead, and the fertile valley of the Jordan to the east – all these go to make up a picture of ineffaceable interest and beauty.

South of the summit of the Mount of Olives, a curious building has been erected by the Princes Latour d’Auvergne.

In the court are 33 tiles, on which the Lord’s Prayer is written in as many languages.

It is an easy and pleasant walk from the summit of the Mount to Bethany, a dirty but prettily situated village, from whence one obtains glorious views of the distant hills of Moab and the glittering waters of the Dead Sea.

Vines, figs, and olives cluster about the nearer hill slopes, and the luxuriant gardens and cornfields form a pleasant contrast to the sterility of the glaringly white hills of Jerusalem.

It may not be out of place here to state that the Dead Sea is 46 miles long, and 9 and a half miles wide at the broadest part; the mean depth is 1,080ft., and the sea lies 1,300ft. below the level of the Mediterranean.

In bathing in the Dead Sea it is possible to lie upon the water as on a couch, so great is the buoyancy of the extremely salt water.

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 we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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