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"1035 Ruines de la forteresse de Massada.—Ruins of the fortress of Massada", dates not examined
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of notes, photographs, inscriptions, tables, and descriptions by Brünnow, Princeton professor of Semitics post-1910, in Greek, Latin, German, French, Turkish, Assyrian, and English. The collection contains six volumes of descriptions of Roman monuments, two volumes of historical inscriptions, three volumes of chronological tables of the Roman period (AD 312-AD 640), ten volumes of photographs and description of sites in Arabia, used in the preparation of Die Provincia Arabia auf Grund Zweier in den Jahren 1897 und 1898... (1904-1909) by Brünnow and Alfred v. Domasweski, fourteen volumes of notes and quotations concerning Syria and Persia, and five volumes of notes taken when he was a student at Strasbourg in 1876-1878. There are miscellaneous single volumes including a dictionary of Assyrian ideographs, a geographic index of northern Syria, Phoenician inscriptions, a Middle Eastern time-line (800 B.C. - 200 A.D.), and a bibliography of the geography of Palestine. Also present is a small group of letters (1909-1914) in Arabic to Brünnow from Markus al Batarsi mostly concerning social life at the end of the Ottoman Empire.
A concomitant series consists of a group of approximately 850 photographs (formerly in 14 volumes) by the French photographer Felix Bonfils (1831-1885) and his firm of the Levant ("Die Provencia Arabia"), including Lebanon, Jerusalem, Damascus, Greece, Baalbek, and the Dead Sea area. [For more on this section, see the record for Bonfils photographs.]
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- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
"1035 Ruines de la forteresse de Massada.—Ruins of the fortress of Massada"; Rudolf-Ernest Brünnow Papers, C0396, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 30
- Bonfils, Félix, 1831-1885