National Geographic : 1911 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ONE OF THE MOST COSTLY PULPITS IN THE WORLD It is built entirely of marble, exquisitely carved and joined. Once a week the head of the religion ascends the stairs and from beneath the cupola preaches the weekly sermon to the thousands assembled before him. The pulpit was a thank-offering from one of the rich citizens of Damascus. Note the modern kerosene hanging lamp.