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The Mystery of Masonry Brought to Light by the Gormogons

Details of ancient masonry, of the construction of ancient conduits, of the pools, of the Well of Joab, and of Solomon's Reservoirs at Etham.

View of the Pool of Bethesda.

View of the Pool of Bethesda.

Remains of ancient masonry, called the Ruins of the Tower Antonia.

Details of ancient masonry, of the construction of ancient conduits, of the pools, of the Well of Joab, and of Solomon's Reservoirs at Etham.

Details of ancient masonry, of the construction of ancient conduits, of the pools, of the Well of Joab, and of Solomon's Reservoirs at Etham.

View of the Pool of Bethesda.

Remains of ancient masonry, called the Ruins of the Tower Antonia.

Remains of ancient masonry, called the Ruins of the Tower Antonia.

Exterior of the Haram-ash-Shárif : a. part of springing of arch near south west angle; b. detail of masonry at Wailing Place

Boston water works, Sudbury River Conduit, Sept. 1876, Dam III, Rubble masonry foundations, southeast corner of gate house.

Boston water works, Sudbury River Conduit, Sept. 1876, Dam III, Rubble masonry foundations, southeast corner of gate house.

Boston water works, Sudbury River Conduit, Sept. 1876, Dam III, Rubble masonry foundations, southeast corner of gate house.

The temple at Deir el 'Ashâir. It stands on a platform of massive masonry, one hundred and twenty-six feet long by sixty-nine feet wide, and about twenty feet high on the eastern side, which faces Mount Hermon. The village is inhabited by a few families of Druses and Christians.

Distant view of Kom Ombo. The fine Ptolemaic temple stands out boldly on the edge of the cliff, over which it is gradually falling in a cascade of white masonry.

Part of the north wall and moat of Caesarea. The walls are six feet in thickness and are strengthened by buttresses; they are still from twenty to thirty feet in height. The moat is lined with masonry. There are three ruined towers in the north wall, two of which are shown above.

Part of the north wall of Jerusalem, formed of the native rock blended with masonry. A shepherd in the foreground is playing a double-reed pipe

Gateway to the Temple of the Sun, Ba'albek. It is twenty-one feet in width, and forty-two feet high. The modern masonry, which supports the displaced keystone, conceals the crested eagle carved upon its soffit.

Ruins of Ashkelon, from the South-west. Here there is a shallow bay, with a landing-place for small boats. The beach is strewn with masses of ancient masonry. On the cliff above there is a Mohammadan shrine, called El Khudrah, with a few palm trees near it.

Exterior marble work : construction of the north facade, looking east.

Exterior marble work : construction of the north facade.

Exterior marble work : construction of the west facade, looking northeast.

Exterior marble work : initial construction of the Fifth Avenue facade.

Exterior marble work : construction of the south facade.

Interior work : construction of walls.

Exterior marble work : construction of the Forty-second Street entrance.

Exterior marble work : initial construction of the Fifth Avenue facade, looking southwest.

Exterior marble work : construction of the northeast corner.

Interior work : initial construction of marble walls.

Interior work : initial construction of marble walls.

Exterior marble work : southwest corner.

Exterior marble work : northeast corner.

Exterior marble work : construction of the northwest corner.

Exterior marble work : west facade and southwest corner.

Interior work : construction of walls.

Exterior marble work : construction of the northeast corner.

Exterior marble work : northwest corner.

Exterior marble work : northwest corner.

Interior work : construction of walls.

Exterior marble work : construction of the Fifth Avenue facade.

Exterior marble work : southwest corner and south facade, looking east along Fortieth Street.

Exterior marble work : the southeast corner.

Exterior marble work : west side.

Exterior marble work : west side.

Exterior marble work : east side.

Interior work : construction of walls, looking north.

Exterior marble work : east elevation.

Exterior marble work : south elevetion.

Exterior marble work : northeast corner.

Exterior marble work : construction of the northeast corner.

Exterior marble work : east side.

Exterior marble work : men putting a stone in place.

Interior work, looking southwest.

Exterior marble work : southwest corner.

Exterior marble work : southeast corner.

Interior work : marble wall and pylons.

Exterior marble work : southwest corner.

Exterior marble work : east elevation.

Exterior marble work : east elevation.

Exterior marble work : Forty-second street entrance.

Exterior marble work : northwest corner.

Exterior marble work : northwest corner.

Exterior marble work : northeast corner (east side).

Exterior marble work : northwest corner.

Interior work, looking west.

Exterior marble work : six men at work on top of the building.

Exterior marble work : construction of the northeast corner.

Exterior marble work : construction of the northeast corner.

Exterior marble work : Forty-second Street entrance.

Exterior marble work : east side.

Exterior marble work : construction of the northeast corner.

Exterior marble work : southeast corner.

Exterior marble work : east side.

Exterior marble work : southeast corner.

Interior work, looking south.

Exterior marble work : southwest corner.

Exterior marble work : construction of the cornice on the south facade.

Exterior marble work : construction of the Fifth Avenue facade.

Interior work, Astor Hall : construction of arches and walls.

Interior work, Astor Hall : construction seen from above.

Exterior marble work : detail of the east facade.

Interior work, Astor Hall : construction of walls.

Interior work : construction of a courtyard, and of the structural framework of the second floor.

Exterior marble work : close-up view of the construction of the cornice on the south facade.

Exterior marble work : construction of the cornice on the south facade.

Exterior marble work.

Interior work : construction of marble walls, looking northwest.

Exterior marble work : east elevation.

Interior work, Astor Hall : construction of doorways and walls.

Exterior marble work : east elevation.

Exterior marble work : southeast corner.

Interior work : construction of the Fifth Avenue portico (?).

Exterior marble work : men flanking a piece of marble being hoisted.

Interior work, Astor Hall : construction of arches and walls.

Exterior marble work : two workers.

Interior work : doorway to Fifth Avenue.

Exterior marble work : east elevation.

Exterior marble work : west elevation.

Interior work, Astor Hall : construction of walls and an arch.

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