The Site of the Pool of Bethesda. Jerusalem (Main View)

Francis Frith

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of a section of the city of Jerusalem, showing the ruins of a building and a tree in the foreground. A cylindrical structure among the ruins, possibly a chimney, can be seen emitting mist or smoke. Visible in the background is the Dome of the Rock and a minaret on the Temple Mount or Haram el-Sharif.


  • Title: The Site of the Pool of Bethesda. Jerusalem (Main View)
  • Creator: Francis Frith
  • Date Created: January–May 1858
  • Location Created: Jerusalem, Israel; Jerusalem, Palestine
  • Physical Dimensions: 16.3 × 22.3 cm (6 7/16 × 8 3/4 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XZ.578.2.52
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Francis Frith (English, 1822 - 1898)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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