My Intro to Israel, Day 4, Scene 5
This is the massive gate on the eastern side of the city of Dan which was constructed in the Middle Bronze Age, around the eighteenth century BCE. This coincides with the time presumed to be the period of the Biblical patriarchs. Therefore, its popular name is Abraham's Gate, because Abraham traveled to Dan to rescue his nephew Lot. Genesis 14:14 says: "And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan."
The gate was built entirely of mud bricks surviving today as high as 47 courses. It featured three enormous arches framing the entryway into the city. Abrahams Gate at Tel Dan preserves the earliest intact archway in the world at almost 4000 years old, debunking the theory that it was the Romans who invented the arch sometime in the mid-first millennium BCE.
(Stitched from four photos)
[Hz.] İbrahim Kapısı
İsraile Önsözüm, Gün 4, Sahne 5
Bu M.Ö. onsekizinci yüzyıl civarında, Orta Tunç Çağı'nda inşa edilmiş Dan şehrinin doğu tarafında büyük kapıdır. Bu zaman İncilsel patriklerin dönemi olduğu sanılan zamanla çakışır. Onun popüler ismi, [Hz.] İbrahim Kapısıdır çünkü [Hz.] İbrahim yeğeni Lotu kurtarmak için Dana gitmiştir. Yaratılış 14:14 diyor ki: "İbram kardeşinin esir olduğunu duyunca, kendi evinde doğmuş üçyüz onsekiz eğitimli hizmetçiyi silahlandırdı, ve onları Dana takip etti."
Kapı tamamen çamur tuğlalarla bugün 47 tabaka kadar kalan yükseklikte inşa edilmiştir. Şehre giriş yolunu çerçeveleyen üç büyük kemeri barındırır. Tel Dan [Hz.] İbrahim Kapısı M.Ö. orta-ilk binyılda kemeri Romalıların icat ettiği teorisini çürüten, neredeyse 4000 yıllık dünyanın en eski sağlam kemerini korur.
(Dört fotoğraftan dikilmiştir.)
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fabbs99 (16167) 2014-07-12 20:13
This one is a real treat for the eyes.I love to shoot ruins.Great shoot to get the local flavour of the place.TFS.
batalay (35555) 2014-07-12 21:37
Merhaba Murat Bey,
I had seen the the gat long before the barrel shaped covering was constructed. But that covering makes it possible to see the sharpness and depth-of-field in the photo. The stitching has been achieved perfectly.
jemaflor (84629) 2014-07-12 23:31
interesting with a photo taken from this pov, nice result to present this gate and with this roof and the curve, good light management.
emka (78808) 2014-07-12 23:32
Hello Murat, How interesting, the arch four thousands years old, incredible. native Americans never invented the arch. The cover is necessary but it is disturbing there, although attractive. Excellent symmetrical presentation. Good stitching.
WArm regrads MAlgo
ikeharel (57080) 2014-07-13 0:58
The canopy is a new element I did not see yet, Murat, since it was long ago we were there.
The site is uniquly preserved and you managed to show much of the restoration and excavartion done there.
Good light management, fine sharp details shown.
Have a nice sunday.
*** Here everything much the same, last night 21:00 with the main news on TV, on precise timing, we had a 5 heavy rockets above the city along with 15+ other's, sent but destroyed on air above the greater Tel-Aviv area, and what you had described as the Dan (tribe) estate: from the sea to the Palestinean authrity region in the mountains above the costal-planes.
Royaldevon (29475) 2014-07-13 3:21
Your stitching together of four photographs has enabled you to capture excellent details right across scene. It is difficult to make old buildings very interesting on photographs as the viewers have not shared the emotion of the investigation but here, the canopy adds textures and an overarching shape to unite the whole.
Have a lovely day,
asajernigan (21148) 2014-07-13 4:39
This is a nice shot of this historic gate. The covering creates an interesting backdrop for the photo. Your light management is nice giving us good detail even in the shadowed areas.
seres76 (780) 2014-07-13 13:21
Tarihi yerlerin ayrıntıları muhteşem... Ellerinize sağlık...
danos (86621) 2014-07-14 22:49
nice to see this historical site of Abraham's gate as is covered from the dome.Excellent the contrast of the colours with the light management to brings out the details of the scene.
Didi (56843) 2014-07-15 8:56
Very interesting subject
But the best moment for taking this picture is in the early morning or the late evening
abmdsudi (43430) 2014-07-15 14:42
The thumbnail looks like a giant oriental fan i think it's timely to fan off the heat of summer! but this caught attention really well as the vivid colours grab the eye firmly there with all the supporting stuff around. I love the clarity, colours and contrast to bg blue, and tx to your narratives and its history. Congrats
serp2000 (39982) 2014-07-16 0:43
I have seen your latest post, but this composition is more attractive for me, good graphic of the construction, perfect sharpness and marvelous colors combination. I am not sure, I don't remember this place. Thanks for your report.
ChrisJ (97786) 2014-07-17 2:08
The reddish earth and red brown protective arched cover contrast superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and density levels. I like the wide angled panoramic format. The strips of greenery enhance the color scheme. The fg path adds lead in lines. Tfs!
jmdias (55325) 2014-07-17 17:41
in the thumbnail we don't have an idea what is this. very nice use of the shapes of the modern structure and the ancient remains and ruins. nice quality of image and excellent note. TFS.
nikkitta (14852) 2014-07-22 16:42
Very interesting, informative, historical post of a so, so old gate and the surviving bricks
Also good to know about the arch
Good work and TE contribution
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (13347)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-25
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, RAW, Vivitar Series 1 HD CPL 67mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-12 15:51