Architectural Lantern Slides of Lebanon

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created in Lebanon during the late 19th or early 20th century. At the time, the country was part of the Ottoman Empire. Image subjects include castles, churches, mosques, megalithic stones, ruins, and temples. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Churches

Temples

Castles

Architecture

Spatial Coverage

Ba'labakk

Jubayl

Lebanon

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

    Byblos (the ancient Greek name; modern name is Jubayl) is believed by many to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Under the name of Gibelet or Giblet, it was an important military base in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the 11th and 12th century. The church of St. John was built in the Romanesque style, completed ca. 1215. Work on the church started during the crusades in 1116. It was considered a cathedral and was partially destroyed during an earthquake in 1176. It …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01