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Corinthian Capital

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones
1. Corinthian Capital Marker
Inscription.

Corinthian Capital Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. This capital, the top of a column, is from Jerusalem. Capitals of this type can be seen in Roman buildings constructed during the time of the Roman occupation of the Holy Land. Good examples can still be found in Jerash, Jordan, Baalbeck, Lebanon, and in various locations in Israel. Ms. Sharon V. Hurley, Louisville, KY., who was in the diplomatic corps of the U.S. and served in Israel, made the generous donation of this exquisite piece knowing that it would be appreciated and cared for in the confines of the Holy Land of America. Ms. Hursley was a friend of Fr. Godfrey Kloetzli, O.F.M. (1916-1992), an avid pilgrimage guide both in Washington and in the Holy Land.
"Remember thou art a guest in every land-he that treateth his host with respect shall be treated as an honored guest."
Number ten from
"Ten By-Laws for Travelers",
by Fr. Godfrey, O.F.M.

 
Location. 38° 56.21′ N, 76° 59.128′ W. Marker is in Brookland, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 14th Street NE north of Quincy Street NE. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Franciscan Monastery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Quincy St NE, Washington DC 20017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
2. Corinthian Capital Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Carlo Angelo Facchina (here, next to this marker); Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); Erected to the Memory of the Very Reverend Commissaries (within shouting distance of this marker); Very Rev. Godfrey Schilling, O.F.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); Franciscan Monastery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bunker Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookland.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
3. Corinthian Capital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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