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Alexander John Ellis
Paestum, The Basilica from the South West.
1841, 4 May, between 3 & 4 pm
National Science and Media Museum
Part of the Ellis group of daguerreotypes, Inventory no: 1890-56-Pt7
Landscape view showing the colonnade of an ancient temple called the Basilica, actually the first temple of Hera. The foreground leads to the base (stylobate) from which nine fluted Doric columns rise, supporting the capitol and entablature.