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Aqueduct of Ephesus
Title:
Aqueduct of Ephesus [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Aqueducts
Acropolis
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.2 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Ephesians, i:1.)--Ephesus was once the greatest city in all Asia Minor, and the principal emporium of trade in the East. It was known as one of the eyes of Asia, Smyrna being the other. The inhabitants of Ephesus were mainly Greeks[.] Hence the city occupied no mean place in literature and art. Apelles was a native of Ephesus. Three great buildings of interest were the temple of Diana; the theater, which was the scene of the riot of Demetrius, and the stadium, or circus, the arena of the sea fights. In the above view we have a representation of the aqueduct and the acropolis that stood above the city. None of the ancient cities have more completely been obliterated. The theater referred to in Acts, 19-29, was capable of holding twenty-five or thirty thousand people, and was the largest ever built by the Greeks."
An acropolis on the top of a hill in the background; in the middle ground there are two sets of stone columns; the field shows signs of agriculture
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5589 LVii315CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries