William Sachtleben at the Stoa of the Giants in the Agora, Athens, 1891
- William Sachtleben at the Stoa of the Giants in the Agora, Athens, 1891
- Sachtleben, William Lewis
- Date Created
- January 28, 1891
- Sachtleben (William Lewis) Papers. Collection 1841
Photograph of William Lewis Sachtleben at the Stoa of the Giants in the Agora in Athens. Sachtleben stands with his bicycle next to a colossal statue on a pedestal. Another unidentified man stands on the left. A high stone wall and two houses are visible in the background.
The center of the Agora was open until a theater was build there, called the Odeion of Agrippa. It was destroyed by fire in A.D. 267 and in about A.D. 400 the Stoa of the Giants (also known at the Palace of the Giants or the Gymnasium) was built using the colossal Giant and Triton statues from the debris of the Odeion of Agrippa on its north side.
Photograph taken during William Lewis Sachtleben's stay in Athens before embarking on a bicycle journey across Asia with Thomas Gaskell Allen Jr.
- 1 photographic negative
- b&w nitrate negative
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