Architectural Lantern Slides of Jordan

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created in Jordan during the late 19th or early 20th century. At the time, the country was part of the Ottoman Empire. Image subjects include theaters, temples, and ruins. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Theaters

Temples

Architecture

Basilicas

Spatial Coverage

Jordan

Djerach

Amman

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

    Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the Macedonian ruler of Egypt, renamed it Philadelphia. The city became part of the Nabataean kingdom until 106 CE when Philadelphia came under Roman control and joined the Decapolis. The ancient city consisted of the citadel, or acropolis, built in three terraces rising from west to east on a steep-sided, L-shaped hill, and the lower town in the valley of the Wadi ‛Amman to the south. Below the citadel, along the south bank of the wadi, were the forum, the odeium, th…

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

    On the north side of the city is the massive propylaeum of the Temple of Artemis (completed AD 150). The monumental scale and plan of the temple complex are typical of oriental sanctuaries of its period. The octastyle Corinthian temple was approached through a system of steps and courtyards that started across the cardo on the east bank of the river. The propylaeum, giving on to the main street, was fronted by a porch of four huge Corinthian columns supporting a pediment with an arch over the…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public