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#326: Roman Temple Survivals

Photo 326: Roman Temple Survivals - Le Puy Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
326
Date
2008-06-14
Location
Le Puy Cathedral
Description
Around back of the cathedral, a small courtyard provides a clear view of the 5th-century east wall of the church. It incorporates materials from the 1st-century Roman temple that preceded it, including animals from its sculptured frieze and an inscription: "This fountain, by divine aid, is a remedy for the sick, helping them without payment when Hippocrates' art fails." This refers to the nearby well, which was fed by a sacred spring.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
3888 x 2592 px
File Size
6.17 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
45.045980° N, 3.886349° E
Date Digitized
June 14, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 10, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes