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Athens, from Mars Hill, showing Temple of Theseus as Paul saw it
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Athens, from Mars Hill, showing Temple of Theseus as Paul saw it
Title:
Athens, from Mars Hill, showing Temple of Theseus as Paul saw it [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
G Temples Greece
Temple Of Hephaestus (Athens, Greece)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 17.9 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Acts, xvii:16.)--There is but one building in the panorama before us that was standing, as it stands to-day, when Paul looked in the direction you are looking now. That was the Temple of Theseus, which you see with rows of Doric columns running all the way round it. It is a source of pleasure to be able to look upon a building now that we know absolutely he saw. We can say this of the temple of Theseus. This temple had been here more than 500 years when Paul came to Athens. The city he saw from Mars Hill was far different from the modern Athens, with its electric lights and railroad cars, which we see to-day from the same sacred height. Athens has now nearly 150,000 inhabitants, and is in all respects a modern city."
View of Athens and the Temple of Theseus
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5603 LVii329CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries