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:

    The Mausoleum of Saladin holds the grave of the medieval Ayyubid sultan, Saladin (Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb, ca. 1138-March 4, 1193). The mausoleum was built in 1196, three years after the death of Saladin by his son, Al-Adil I. It was once part of the al-Aziziyah madrasa, but nothing remains of the school. Seven centuries later (1898), Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany donated a new marble sarcophagus to the mausoleum. Saladin was, however, not placed in it. Instead the mausoleum, which is op…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01