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[The Convent of the Greek Orthodox on the face of Mount Quarantina] [picture] /

By 1885-1962. Frank Hurley

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Part of the Hurley negative collection.; Condition: silvering.; See PIC FH/3970 and The Holy City, 1949. "The Convent of the Greek Orthodox 'hangs' on the face of Mount Quarantina, before the grotto where Jesus spent the forty days of His fast, and where Satan went to tempt Him. It was on this height that the castle of Doch stood, where in the year 137 BC Ptolemy invited to a feast his father-in-law, the High Priest Simon, and had him killed with his two sons, Mathathias and Judas. The face of this orange-coloured, sunscorched cliff is honeycombed with small caves and burrows-the cell seats where, in times gone by, the Anchorites might sit and meditate".; Hurley series: Palestine, World War II.; Other number: 90

Publisher: [between 1910 and 1962]
Year: 1910
OAI identifier: oai:nla.gov.au:nla.pic-an23479307
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