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Authors

Nicholas Knight

Document Type

Research

Abstract

A specimen of the rock from Solomon's quarry was lately received by us for analysis. It is the material that served in the construction of Solomon's Temple, a building characterized by Dr. Lyman Abbott as an architectural splendor. The rock is of snowy whiteness, soft when first removed from the quarry, but it soon hardens on exposure to the air. The natives call the rock from this portion of the quarry "The Royal." The quarries extend underneath the city. The rock is soft and quite porous. There is a variety in another portion of the quarry, on a higher level which is locally called "The Hard Jewish."

Publication Date

1913

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

192

Last Page

192

Copyright

© Copyright 1913 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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