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Bridge over the Ilissus--One of the four most celebrated rivers in the world, the other three being the Tiber, the Nile and the Jordan
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Bridge over the Ilissus--One of the four most celebrated rivers in the world, the other three being the Tiber, the Nile and the Jordan
Title:
Bridge over the Ilissus--One of the four most celebrated rivers in the world, the other three being the Tiber, the Nile and the Jordan [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Bridges
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.5 cm (10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Ezra, ix:1.)--'Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying the people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians and the Amorites.' About the time Ezra uttered the prayer recorded in this ninth chaper, confessing the sins of his people, the Spartans and the Boeotians were waging war against Athens. We give, as illustrating the Grecian history, contemporaneous with the facts of the ninth chapter of Ezra, a picture of a modern bridge over the Ilissus. This is a small stream that flows at the bottom of a deep ravine, through the classic city of Athens. It is dry a part of the year, and yet is one of the most famous water courses on earth, made so by the great men who have lived on and about it."
A stone bridge, lamp posts, and a tree shaded road
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5608 LVii334CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries