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Tomb of Caius Cestius--The Roman prætor, who died thirty years before the birth of Christ
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Tomb of Caius Cestius--The Roman prætor, who died thirty years before the birth of Christ
Title:
Tomb of Caius Cestius--The Roman prætor, who died thirty years before the birth of Christ [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Pyramid Of Caius Cestius (Rome, Italy)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Ezekiel, xxxvii: 28.)--'And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.' Caius Cestius was a Roman prætor and tribune of the people, who died about 30 B.C., and Agrippa, his executor, erected this tomb to his memory, with two colossal statues, which are not now in existence. It is a striking fulfillment of prophecy to remember that in this land, which was heathen at the time Ezekiel wrote, is now established the most expensive and sublime sanctuary that has ever been erected by the faith of man. Saint Peter's might well stand for the sanctuary which God promised by his prophet to establish in the midst of his people for evermore."
Pyramid-shaped tomb with several columns nearby
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5657 LVii383CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries