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Lycabettus and the Palace of the King, from Acropolis--In sight of place where Ahashueus was defeated in the Battle of Salamis
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Lycabettus and the Palace of the King, from Acropolis--In sight of place where Ahashueus was defeated in the Battle of Salamis
Title:
Lycabettus and the Palace of the King, from Acropolis--In sight of place where Ahashueus was defeated in the Battle of Salamis [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Palaces
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.6 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Ezra, viii:1.)--After the death of Darius, who was conquered by the Greeks in the battle of Marathon, Ahasuerus succeeded his father on the throne. Ahasuerus continued the warlike operations of his father, and invaded Greece, but was conquered at the battle of Salamis on the 20th of September, B.C. 480. There is a mount whose base is washed by the sea, called Korydallos, in sight of the Acropolis and Mt. Lycabettus which has long borne the name of the Throne of Xerxes (Ahasuerus) because it is said he sat upon the rocky brow of this hill in his silver-footed chair to watch the progress of the battle of Salamis. The Persian army was almost completely destroyed in this battle. Under the very eyes of Ahasuerus the Greeks destroyed the 'bloom of all the Persian youth, in spirit the bravest, and in truth the noblest princes.'" Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi."
View of the city, the palace and Mt. Lycabettus
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5610 LVii336CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries