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Tomb of Polycarp
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Bain, Robert E. M
Tomb of Polycarp [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 ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(II. John, i.)--This view is taken from the mountain overlooking Smyrna, at a point where it is said Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, was martyred and buried. Polycarp was a pupil of St. John, and was one of the most illustrious of the early fathers of the church. He was martyred under the persecution inaugurated under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. When brought before the proconsul who was to pass sentence upon him, Polycarp was asked to give up his religion. He replied: 'Eighty and six years have I served Him, and He never did me wrong, and how can I now blaspheme my King that has saved me? ' Polycarp was burned alive. This tall cedar tree marks the spot where his ashes lie buried. There is not in the whole country around Smyrna a finer point of observation than this. From here we see the city, the sea and the mountains."
Hillside and cemetery at Smyrna; two tall cedar trees are near or in the cemetery
Scanning Notes:
Polycarp, Saint, Bishop Of Smyrna
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5587 LVii313CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Smyrna (Turkey)

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Category: Cemeteries
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Tomb of Polycarp