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View of Bethlehem and Herodium, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1898-1914

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posted on 30.01.2020 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.

This photograph shows a view from the Church of the Nativity of Bethlehem including Herodium (also known as Frank Mountain). Herodium is a cone-shaped hill, southeast of Bethlehem in the West Bank. It is believed that Herod the Great built a palace fortress and a small town at this site between 23 and 15 BCE. It is also believed that he was buried there. Many visitors visit the site in order to see the recently uncovered base of Herod's tomb.

This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

History

Creator

American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept. Photographer

Contributors

American Colony (Jerusalem), Library of Congress

Date

c.1898-1914

Type

1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 10 x 12 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-06764 (digital file from original photo)

Spatial

31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_c18980000-0035aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

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