The Life of Baha'u'llah
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View of ‘Akká from the Mediterranean Sea. »
The sea gate where Bahá’u’lláh and His companions entered ‘Akká in 1868. »
One of ‘Akká's narrow public passageways. »
‘Akká in recent times. »
A recent photograph of Al-Jazzar Mosque in ‘Akká. »
Stairway and entrance to the prison of ‘Akká. »
A recent photograph of the restored entrance to the citadel of ‘Akká. »
The two windows farthest right on the second floor show the room that Bahá’u’lláh occupied in the prison. »
The barracks square of the prison. Bahá’u’lláh was first held in a room adjacent to the square and later moved to his cell on the second floor of the building in the center of the photo. »
A view of some of the cells that were occupied by the exiles. The room of Bahá’u’lláh is on the left. »
The interior of the cell occupied by Bahá’u’lláh. »
A view of the cell of Bahá’u’lláh after its restoration in 2004. »
The view from the prison. »
A view from one of the restored prison cells occupied by the exiles. »
The skylight through which Mírzá Mihdí fell can be seen in this aerial photograph from 1917. The skylight is highlighted. »
The skylight of the prison area, now restored, where Mírzá Mihdí fell. »
During the restoration of the prison it was decided to leave untouched the floor where Mírzá Mihdí fell. The stairs to the roof are in the background. »
A view of the house of ‘Údí Khammár from Genoa Square, located in the rear of the building now known as the House of ‘Abbúd. The arched doorway on the right opens to the staircase to the second and third floors. »
The interior of the house of ‘Údí Khammár. The entrance to the room of Bahá’u’lláh is on the right. »
Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údí Khammár, where He revealed the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. »
Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údí Khammár. After He moved to the adjoining House of ‘Abbúd, this became the room of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. »
The House of ‘Abbúd. »
A view of the House of ‘Abbúd in more recent times. »
The stairs leading to the upper floor of the House of ‘Abbúd. »
The main hall in the House of ‘Abbúd, now decorated with historical items. »
The room Bahá’u’lláh occupied in the House of ‘Abbúd. »
Balcony outside Bahá’u’lláh's room on the second floor of the House of ‘Abbúd. »
A street scene in ‘Akká. »
The Khán-i-Avámíd, a caravanserai in ‘Akká. »
The large public bath in ‘Akká where Bahá’u’lláh sometimes went, escorted by a guard. »
The aqueduct to carry water to ‘Akká was built in about 1815 to replace an earlier one destroyed by Napoleon. By the time of Bahá’u’lláh's arrival, it had fallen into disrepair. »
The pines of Bahjí on the land of the Jamal brothers, site of the dinner which signaled that Bahá’u’lláh could leave the boundaries of the walled city. »
The land gate of ‘Akká from inside the city. Bahá’u’lláh left through this gate. »
A view of the land gate from outside the walls of the city. »
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