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Restoration movement (Christianity)--History|y19th century.
Global History Chapter
1. Emergence of the Stone-Campbell Movement
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The monuments of the Necropolis rise on the hillside east of Glasgow Cathedral. Visitors take the paved path at right to pass over the Bridge of Sighs to the cemetery. The tallest monument is a memorial to John Knox.
Use images from Glasgow and the University of Glasgow to develop cultural awareness of the social and intellectual environment Alexander Campbell experienced while attending the University 1808-1809.
Alexander Campbell, Glasgow Cathedral, Bridge of Sighs, Necropolis
Although Glasgow Cathedral and its environs were familiar to Alexander Campbell as a university student in 1808-1809, the hillside east of the church was wooded at that time. Beginning in the 1830s, it became the Necropolis, where paths wind between many elaborate cemetery monuments to the highest point in the city. To reach the Necropolis, visitors walk along a paved path (right) and over the Bridge of Sighs. When Campbell visited Glasgow in 1847, he crossed the Bridge of Sighs over Moldinar Burn to visit the Necropolis.