The Life of Ezekeil Boring Kephart, Statesman, Educator, Preacher, and for Twenty-Five Years Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Church; (2) to St. Jerome's; (3) to St. Peter's, and _ went up into the dome, to the very top; also visited the several apartments of the church; (4) to the Monastery of St. Peter, which marks the supposed place of the crucifixion; (5) Santa Maria Introverton; (6) Mamertine Prison, in which Paul and Peter were imprisoned, saw the posts to which they were chained in the dungeon; in this prison J ugurtha was killed, and many others; (7) went into the Capitolene Museum, saw Queen Trophona in her stone coffin, with a chain of gold about her neck, three rings upon her fingers, and rings in her ears; her husband also, in the same manner (just their skeletons); they were exhumed in the place where now stands the Palace of J ustiee; (8) visited the Church of St. John in the Lateran--very fine; this church was built by Constantine; five ecumenical councils were held here; (9) went into Scala Santa Church, in which I saw the twenty-eight marble steps brought from Jerusalem by Queen Hillen in 326, by which Jesus is said to have entered Pilate's palace at Jerusalem; (10) went out in a cab, the Appian Way, to the tomb of Seneca--six miles. On the way I visited the Church of St. Sebastian; near by saw the ruins of the Circus of Maxentius, and just beyond on the hill I visited the tomb of Caecilia Metella, sixty-five feet in diameter. Also visited the catacombs of the slaves, etc. The whole way is a graveyard, filled with broken tombs, monuments, and ruins. "March 4.--The day has been pleasant, although it rained a little this morning. Went to the Parthenon; saw the tombs of Raphael and Victor Emmanuel; then went and visited the Church Santa Maria and Sophia, which stand back of the Parthenon, where once stood the temple of...
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