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Forum and Prison of St. Paul--Ephesus
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Forum and Prison of St. Paul--Ephesus
Forum and Prison of St. Paul--Ephesus [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 item : b&w ; 25.3 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Acts, xix:26.)--"And it came to pass that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus.' Ephesus was a famous city in Ionia, built, according to Justin, by the Amazons. Here was the great temple of Diana, the most glorious structure ever applied to the uses of pagan religion. The temple of Diana was four hundred and twenty-five feet long and two hundred feet broad. The roof was supported by one hundred and twenty-seven columns sixty feet high, which had been placed there by so many kings. It took two hundred years to complete the building. This great temple was burnt the night after Alexander the Great was born. But soon the temple was rebuilt with all its former splendor. There is absolutely nothing here now but ruins. In the above picture we have what is left of the Forum and Prison of St. Paul."
Two people are standing on the edge of a field; in the background some ruins can be seen
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5588 LVii314CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries