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Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Athens--Seven hundred years in process of construction
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Title:
Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Athens--Seven hundred years in process of construction [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Temple Of Jupiter Olympus
Columns
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.4 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Ezekiel, xvi: 24, 25.)--'That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place [..]n every street. Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred.' Ezekiel in this sixteenth chapter speaks of the extraordinary love of God toward Jerusalem, and of her deep degradation in departing from Him in search of the gods of wood and stone worshiped by surrounding nations. We give a picture of a ruined temple in Athens erected in honor of Jupiter, the most powerful of all the gods of the ancients. The greatest temple of Athens was that of Jupiter Olympus. It is at the southeast of the Acropolis, and near the right bank of the Ilissus. This temple was begun by Pisistratus, tyrant of Athens, who lived between B.C. 560 and 527, which was probably before the death of Ezekiel. This great edifice was seven hundred years in process of construction."
A group of standing columns
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5607 LVii333CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Category: Columns
Category: Temple Of Jupiter Olympus
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Athens--Seven hundred years in process of construction