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St. Paul's wall, Damascus, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/32

Scope and Contents

225 x 159 mm. A view from outside the city looking along the perimeter wall. Frith comments: 'The subject of the present picture is the traditional site of St. Paul's midnight adventure - the suppository part of the wall from which je was let down in a basket and escaped the military guard of Aretas. It is on the south side of the city, where the country is open, and appears to be of roman date. In various places the modern houses project over the wall, affording illustrations of the facility of such a plan of escape as that narrated of St. Paul.'


  • 1860


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Date information

ToDayMonth: circ.


Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-08 15:22:03+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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