Architectural Lantern Slides of Greece

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created in Greece during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include archaeological and historical sites, temples, stadiums, churches, and ruins. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Gates

Temples

Theaters

Architecture

Churches

Ruins

Spatial Coverage

Dhílos

Thessaloníki

Corinth

Greece

Olympia

Delphi

Athens

Mistrás

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Daphnion was founded about the turn of the 6th century, Christianizing the site of the Sanctuary of Apollo Daphnaios that had been desecrated by the Goths in 395, and reusing the Ionic columns of the ancient temple of Apollo in its portico; only one remains, the others having been removed to London by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin. The principal church (catholikon), a fine monument of the 11th-century Byzantine art, is a cross-in-square church of the octagonal type surmounted by a broad…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Mount Athos is a mountain forming the eastern end of the Acte peninsula; it has been occupied by Greek monastic communities of St. Basil since the 9th century CE. It is noted as the “Holy Mountain” of the Greek church. From afar, most Athonite monasteries, with their defensive towers, look like medieval fortresses; a footway on top of walls behind battlements and machicolations can still be seen at the Great Lavra, Chilandar and Xenophontos. The zenith of Athonite prosperity was rea…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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