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:

    Two lionesses flank the central column whose significance is much debated. Discovered in 1841 by Greek archaeologist Kyriakos Pittakis. The site was popularized after Heinrich Schliemann arrived in 1874.

    Site in the north-eastern Peloponnese in southern Greece, 30 km south-west of Corinth. It is renowned for its Late Bronze Age (LBA) palace, tombs and fortifications. In Homeric epic it was the capital city of Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces at Troy, and it now gives its name to the Myc…

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

    The new ‘Roman Agora’ was a large peristyle court with Ionic marble colonnades. Its main propylon (gateway) faced westwards, towards the old Agora, and consisted of four Doric columns with a pediment, carrying a dedicatory inscription to Athena Archegetis (‘the founder’).

    The laying out of Athens’ civic centre, the Agora also dates from the Archaic period. Lying on gently sloping ground north-west of the Acropolis, this vast square served a wide variety of public function…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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