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Entrance to the Amphitheatre, Puteoli--Near where St. Paul landed in Italy
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Entrance to the Amphitheatre, Puteoli--Near where St. Paul landed in Italy
Title:
Entrance to the Amphitheatre, Puteoli--Near where St. Paul landed in Italy [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Amphitheatre
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Numbers, xxxii:23.)--'But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.' There is no truth better illustrated by the ruins of ancient cities than the one contained in the verse we quote above. In Egypt, in Assyria, in Greece, in Italy, the ruins of great cities teach in mute silence the truth that the sins of nations find nations out and the sins of individuals find individuals out. Before us are the melancholy ruins of a great theatre that stood in Puteoli. Here men and beasts contended for one another's lives for the gratification of a depraved populace. This whole region overlooking the bay of Naples is now practically deserted. It has been well said that there is no statute of limitation in regard to the debt of sin. Whenever a people disregard the plain laws of God written in nature and in the constitution of their own lives they must pay the penalty of a fearful doom." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi."
Entrance to the amphitheatre by way of two subterranean sets of steps in the rock
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5635 LVii361CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries