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Film; 16mm film; [300 ft.]; Silent; Color
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BetaCamSP; Silent
[Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 16
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Identifier
2351.0047
Date(s)
1933
Abstract
Views of a group of men with camels and donkeys, some of the men are holding animal skin containers which seem full of a liquid. A young girl dances for the camera. Views of statues at the Temple of Karnak, near Luxor, Egypt. Views of an area by a stone wall where young men congregate. Panning shot from a river looking at the palm trees along the shore and the traditional felucca sailboats on the river. Shots of a walled town marketplace where women carry jugs and baskets on their heads. Views of camel and donkey races at a racetrack. Views of the Mosque of Omar, Jerusalem, located opposite the southern courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Muristan. After the Siege of Jerusalem by the Rashidun army under the command of Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah, Patriarch Sophronius refused to surrender except to the Caliph Omar himself. Omar traveled to Jerusalem and accepted the surrender. He then visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Sophronius invited him to pray inside the Church, but Omar declined so as not to set a precedent and thereby endanger the Church's status as a Christian site. Instead he prayed outside in the courtyard. The Mosque of Omar was built in its current shape by the Ayyubid Sultan al-Afdal bin Saladin in 1193 CE in memory of this event. It has a 15-meter high minaret that was built before 1465 CE and was renovated by Ottoman sultan Abdulmecid I (1839-1860). Pans to houses nearby and other parts of the city of Jerusalem, and views of tourists visiting the mosque. Views of the walled city, various buildings built on the hills. Views of the Dome of the Rock In Jerusalem, showing several smaller buildings in the compound. The Dome of the Rock was erected between 689 and 691 CE. The names of the two engineers in charge of the project are given as: Yazid Ibn Salam from Jerusalem and Raja Ibn Haywah from Baysan. Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan who initiated construction of the Dome, hoped that it would “house the Muslims from cold and heat" and intended the building to serve as a shrine for pilgrims and not as a mosque for public worship. The Dome of the Rock, being among a complex of buildings on the Temple Mount (the other principal building being the Al-Aqsa Mosque), is one of the holiest sites in Sunni Islam, following Mecca and Medina. Its significance stems from the religious beliefs regarding the rock at its heart. According to Sunni Islamic tradition, the rock is the spot from which Muhammad ascended to Heaven accompanied by the angel Gabriel. Further, Muhammad was taken here by Gabriel to pray with Abraham, Moses, and Jesus Christ. Views of the rocky canyon-like landscape, and shots of a group of buildings built into the wall of the canyon (probably a historic site). A group of men dance for one of the tourists as one plays a flute. A body of water is in the background. People walk on a rural road with their animals carrying goods for market, contrasted with a big fancy car for the tourists who stop and watch. Views of a flock of sheep grazing. Views of a group of women and children at a well pulling up animals skins full of water. Women walk off carrying jugs on their heads. In a market town, people carry goods , and the tourists walk along a narrow street where a donkey carries a large load. Views of a busy market place with people going about their business.
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