Architectural Lantern Slides of Syria

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created in Syria during the late 19th or early 20th century. At the time, the country was part of the Ottoman Empire. Image subjects include mosques, temples, and tombs. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Some images include persons and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Temples

Churches

Mosques

Architecture

Arches

Castles

Spatial Coverage

Syria

Damascus

Busra ash Sham

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    After being annexed by the emperor Trajan in AD 106 Bosra (ancient Bostra) became the capital city of the Roman province of Arabia; most of its ancient remains date from this period. The Roman decumanus (main road), which runs from east to west is lined by Roman buildings from the 2nd century AD, including gateways to the west and east, a tetrapylon, and a monumental triumphal arch.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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    Public