Sunday, August 2, 2015

(animated stereo) Ruins of Qasr al-Mshatta, circa 1920

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(animated stereo) Ruins of Qasr al-Mshatta, circa 1920
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Image by Thiophene_Guy
To see the medium animated image scroll down to the first comment below; to see the large view original size (look above in the "actions" menu).

Details and History
The Library of Congress website offers a multitude of historical images, many with no known restrictions on use. This image is from the early 20th century American Colony stereograph titled East of the Jordan and Dead Sea. Front view of the ruins of Mashita [i.e., Mshatta].

The ruins of castle Qasr Mshatta (قصر المشتى‎, "Winter Palace"), near Amman, Jordan, date to the eighth century. The Mshatta Facade, an important example of early Islamic architecture and art, currently resides in Berlin.

Quick Links to related Animated Stereo Images
Images from the Levant.
Bedouin subjects.
All Matson (American Colony) images.

Copyright Advisory
The purpose here is not to duplicate the original image, from the Library of Congress website, but to generate a downloadable animated gif to assist viewing and presentation. The original image has no known restrictions on use: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mpc2004005569/PP/ .

Technical trivia
Image manipulations and gif generation done with StereoPhotoMaker, a freeware program by Masuji Suto & David Sykes.