The Topography of Athens: With Some Remarks on Its Antiquities

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J. Murray, 1831 - 435 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 121 - In the centre of the enclosure are the ruins of a building, which now form paft of the church of Megali Panaghia : they consist on one side of the remains of an arch, and on the other of an architrave, supported by a pilaster, and three columns of the Doric order, which are one foot nine inches in diameter, and of a declining period of the arts ; round the inside of the quadrangle, at a distance of twenty-three feet from the wall, are also vestiges of a colonnade, and in the northern wall, which...
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