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Pompey's Pillar--Raised in honor of Diocletian
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Bain, Robert E. M
Pompey's Pillar--Raised in honor of Diocletian [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: W.A. Hammond, Holborn Hall, E.C.
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 22.6 cm ( 8 x 9 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Isaiah, xix:23.)--'In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria; and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria.' In the verse quoted from Isaiah, Egypt is represented as going to Assyria, and the Assyrians as coming to Egypt. What is true of Egypt and Assyria has been true of Egypt and many other surrounding nations. There was a Persian dynasty in Egypt, a Macedonian dynasty, and a Roman dynasty. Pompey's pillar may be taken as a monument which stands for this universal relation of Egypt with other nations. This was erected by Pompey, a Roman prefect, in honor of Diocletian some little time after A.D. 302. It is made of granite brought from Aswan. The shaft is about seventy feet and the whole monument, including its pedestal, is a little over one hundred feet high." See 5152BAI/LVi70CAJS (Voyager #358020)
Thin column with base and capital
Scanning Notes:
Corinthian Columns
Pompey's Pillar
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5344 LVii70CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Alexandria (Egypt)

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Category: Corinthian Columns
Category: Pompey's Pillar
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Pompey's Pillar--Raised in honor of Diocletian