The origin of the Corset. The Corset and the Crinoline.
The ruins of Baalbek. Drawn from nature by W. H. Bartlett
The mountain of Athos is well known throughout the entire Orthodox world as the centre of a great monastic republic.
The Exploits of King Richard I. the Third Crusade. The siege of Acre. The third crusade.
The View is taken from one of the hills of Engedi, immediately above the Convent of St. Saba
Jerusalem. Plan and section of S. Pelagias Tomb on the Mount of Olives by Ermete Pierotti.
Restitution of the Sumerian garment in real life, based on a seated statue of Gudea, known as the “Architect with a ruler”.
Nine and a half miles, on horseback, from Jerusalem in the unique grandeur of its situation (the Wilderness of Engedi, near the Dead Sea), the Laura of Mar Saba…
Two groups of poets, living in the seclusion of two monasteries were particularly involved in the dispute when at its height.
The Church of St. Sophia Thessaloniki. The grand scene of the Ascension is one of the best specimens of Byzantine mosaic extant.
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