Wood, John T.
Discoveries at Ephesus: including the site and remains of the Great Temple of Diana — London, 1877

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DISCOVERIES AT EPHESUS.

First lec-
ture on
discove-
ries.

CHAPTER III.

1871-72.

First Lecture on Discoveries—Decision of Trustees—Excavations resumed
—Sculptured Frieze—Sculptured Column—Cella-wall of Temple—Im-
pression of Cella-walls on Foundation-piers—Remains of more than one
Temple—Water in Excavations—Rain—H.M.S. ' Caledonia'—Removal
of Antiquities—Amusements at Ephesus—Turkish Workmen and Man-
of-war's Men—Sappers—Visitors—Another Capital—Damming—Base
of Column—Officers and Men of the 'Caledonia'—Aurora Borealis—
Amount of Work done—Strata of Excavation — Storks—Number of
Workmen—The 'Times'—Arrest of Kiourt Men—Miscellaneous Anti-
quities—The Duke and Duchess of Mecklcnburg-Schwcrin—Suspense—
Prince Frederic Charles—Monseigneur Spaccapictra—Sawing Marbles—
Suspension of Works—Samos—Tighani—Brigands—Inspection of Anti-
quities—Waiting for Firman—Appreciation of Coins—Museum at Con-
stantinople—Leave for England—The Sacred Clog.

July 20th, 1871, I delivered my first lecture in London
on my discoveries at Ephesus, before a small but select
audience, in the lecture-room of the Society for the
Encouragement of the Fine Arts, at 9, Conduit Street,
Lord Stratford de Redcliffe, the President of the Society,
being in the chair.

At that time the excavations were not sufficiently
advanced to enable me to illustrate my lecture with a
correct plan of the Temple. I confined myself, there-
fore, to a narrative of the manner in which the Temple
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