Informal portrait of 20555 Sapper Eric Keast Burke, `D' Troop, 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force standing near the ruins of a lion standing over a prostrate ...

Collection ID J02027
Collection type Photograph
Title Informal portrait of 20555 Sapper Eric Keast Burke, `D' Troop, 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force standing near the ruins of a lion standing over a prostrate ...
Object type Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made Iraq: Babylon
Date made 6 March 1919
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Informal portrait of 20555 Sapper Eric Keast Burke, `D' Troop, 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force standing near the ruins of a lion standing over a prostrate man roughly carved in black basalt. The carving is said to represent Daniel in the lion's den but is thought to be more likely the triumph of Belteshazzar over the wandering Egyptian Army. The soldiers are visiting the ruins as part of a YMCA excusion.