Architectural Lantern Slides of Syria

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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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
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    Bosra became a Christian bishopric early in the 4th century (and through the Late Byzantine period) and ruins of two early churches can still be seen today. It was captured by the Muslim Arabs in AD 635. About 30 meters to the north of the cathedral is a 3rd or 4th century basilica whose walls are intact up to roof level. This is the site of the famous encounter between Bahira and Muhammad. Bahira (known as Sergius the Monk in the Latin West) was a Nestorian (or Arian) Christian monk who is s…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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