Piccadilly Circus c.1893 CC97_00945
PICCADILLY CIRCUS, Westminster, London. A view of Piccadilly from the west looking towards Coventry Street and showing the London Pavilion. The statue of Eros stands in the middle of a busy Piccadilly Circus with horse-drawn vehicles in the foreground. Photographed c.1893 by York and Son.
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People, Statue, Traffic, Urban, Victorian
Chatsworth House, The State Apartment Enfilade, Derbyshire, UK(photo)
CTS379054 Chatsworth House, The State Apartment Enfilade, Derbyshire, UK(photo); (add.info.: William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire (1640-1707) built this suite of rooms for the royal vist of William and Mary (which never happened);); © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth; Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees; out of copyright.
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Roman statue of Asclepius
Roman statue of Asclepius. The cult of the deity of Greek medicine, known as Asclepius, dates from the 6th century BC. Asclepius is represented in statues holding a staff around which a serpent twines, a symbol which survives today as a medical emblem. He was taught surgery and the use of drugs by Chiron the centaur. Asclepius was slain by a thunderbolt from Zeus because of complaints the ministrations of Asclepius were reducing the population of Hades (the underworld for the dead). This statue is displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy.
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