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Theophilus and the Serapeum. Bishop Theophilus of Alexandria, en:Gospel book in hand, stands triumphantly atop the en:Serapeum in en:391. The cult image of en:Serapis, crowned with the en:modius, is visible within the temple at the bottom. Marginal illustration from a chronicle written in Alexandria in the early fifth century, thus providing a nearly contemporary portrait of Theophilus. P. Goleniscev 6 verso. (From A. Bauer and J. Strygowski, "Eine alexandrinische Weltchronik," Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Wien 51.2 [ en:1906]: 1-204, fig. 6 verso)


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  • 2004-05-14 06:14 Hephaestos 434×646×8 (54556 bytes) cropping image
  • 2002-11-10 21:59 Eloquence 452×823×8 (139001 bytes) Theophilus, patriarch of Alexandria, on the ruins of the Serapeum, which he destroyed

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  • Library of Alexandria
  • Theophilus of Alexandria
  • Serapeum
  • User:Peter Kirby/Library of Alexandria
  • Destruction of Idol Temples
  • User talk:(aeropagitica)/Archive 26