bMS 697

Harvard Divinity School. New Testament and Archaeological Slides

Summary Information:

  • Call Number: bMS 697
  • Title: Harvard Divinity School. New Testament and Archaeological Slides
  • Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
  • Quantity: 9 boxes

Administrative Information:

  • Acquisition Information: This collection was donated by Helmut Koester, 2009
  • Access: There are no restrictions on access to this collection.
  • Processing Information: This collection was processed by Rachel Adler, 2009

Historical Note:

Since the 1970s, Helmut Koester of Harvard Divinity School and his students and colleagues have been creating and collecting slides of important archaeological sites and museums in the Mediterranean area. The slides are used for teaching and research in New Testament studies, Greek and Roman mystery religions, and early Christian history. The archaeological sites represented in the slides are located in cities and religious centers that were especially important during the Hellenistic and Roman Imperial periods (ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE). They include sites in Athens, Rome, Corinth, Ephesus, Sardis, Thessaloniki, Hierapolis, and Philippi. Most of the slides document the architecture and layout of these archaeological sites. There are also many slides depicting inscriptions, statues, coins, and mosaics that were found at the sites. These objects picture the gods and rulers of the ancient world and help illustrate the overlapping iconography of divinity and kingship.

These slides were digitized and cataloged with support from a grant from the Harvard University Library's Digital Initiative (LDI). This collection contains the original slides that were digitized; the digital images are available on VIA, the Visual Information Access system, which is a union catalog of visual resources at Harvard.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of over 6,000 slides. Some of the slides are arranged by subject and others by the location in which the slides were taken. The slide numbers are based on an original arrangement scheme, based on box number, column in the box, and slide number. For example, slide 44B2 was in box 44, column B, and was the 2nd slide in that column. The folders reflect the same order that the boxes did, and the numbers on the folders refer to the first and last slides that are found in the folder.

The subject and place categories are as follows:

Gods; Kings/Maps; Emperors; Eastern Macedonia/Kavallah; Philippi; Thessaloniki: Coins, Religions Agora, Galerius Churches; Central Macedonia/Pella Vergina/Olynth; Dion; Thasos; Aliki; Samo-Thrace; Athens: Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Pynx Roman Market Amyneion/Herod. Atticus Odeion/Olsklepieion; Eleusis; Aegina; Attica: Oropos, Brauron, Sounion, Rhamnous; Delphi; Nikopolis/Dodona; Isthmia/Kenchreai; Corinth: Lechaion Road, Peirene West Temple Terrace, Arch.(?) Temple, Theater Asklepieian Acror.(?), Demetor Museum; Argos: Nemea Megalopolis; Epidaurus; Olympia; Delos; Thera; Pergamon: Athena, Palaces, Trajan Aet.(?) Zeus, Theater Demeter Gymnasia, Red Hall Museum; Ephesus: Artemision, State Agora, Domition Temple Curetes Street, Hadrian T[emple?], Scholastikia, Slope House Celsus Library, Sarapion, Agora Theater Church of Mary, Vedius Gy.(?), Church of John Belevi Mon.(?) Museum; Kos; Asclepiium; Smyrna; Sardis: Marble Court Synagogue Artemis, Pactolus N[orth?], Manisa Museum; Hierapolis; Aphrodisias; Ionia/Caria; Miletus; Hera-Kleia; Pamphylia; Pisidia Termessos

Container List:

  • bMS 697/1 (1) Gods 01A1–01D10
  • bMS 697/1 (2) Gods 01D11–01F25 to Kings/Maps 02A20
  • bMS 697/1 (3) Kings/Maps 02A21–02E6
  • bMS 697/1 (4) Kings/Maps 02E7–02F25b to Emperors 03B19
  • bMS 697/1 (5) Emperors 03B20–03E22
  • bMS 697/1 (6) Emperors 03E23–03F24 to Eastern Macedonia/Kavallah 04D7
  • bMS 697/1 (7) Eastern Macedonia/Kavallah 04D8–04F22 to Philippi 05A22
  • bMS 697/1 (8) Philippi 05B1–05E16
  • bMS 697/1 (9) Philippi 05E17–05F21
  • bMS 697/2 (1) Philippi 06A1–06C4
  • bMS 697/2 (2) Philippi 06C5–06F8
  • bMS 697/2 (3) Philippi 06F9–07C23 to Thessaloniki: Coins, Religions 10A17
  • bMS 697/2 (4) Thessaloniki: Coins, Religions 10A18–10F14 to Thessaloniki: Agora, Galerius 11A24
  • bMS 697/2 (5) Thessaloniki: Agora, Galerius 11A25–11E15
  • bMS 697/2 (6) Thessaloniki: Agora, Galerius 11E16–11F21 to Thessaloniki: Churches 12D5
  • bMS 697/2 (7) Thessaloniki: Churches 12D6–12E7 to Central Macedonia, Pella Vergina, Olynth 13E15
  • bMS 697/2 (8) Central Macedonia, Pella Vergina, Olynth 13E16–13F23 to Dion 14D10
  • bMS 697/2 (9) Dion 14D11–14F18 to Thasos 15B22
  • bMS 697/2 (10) Thasos 15B23–15F15
  • bMS 697/3 (1) Thasos/Aliki 16A2–16D15
  • bMS 697/3 (2) Thasos/Aliki 16D16–16F22 to Samo-Thrace 17B22
  • bMS 697/3 (3) Samo-Thrace 17B23–17F6 to Athens (agora), Hadrian’s Library, Pynx 22B12
  • bMS 697/3 (4) Athens (agora), Hadrian’s Library, Pynx 22C1–22F25 to Athens/Roman Market 23A12
  • bMS 697/3 (5) Athens/Roman Market 23A13–23E11
  • bMS 697/3 (6) Athens/Roman Market 23E12–23F21 to Athens/Amyneion/Herod. Atticus Odeion/Olsklepieion 24C7
  • bMS 697/3 (7) Athens/Amyneion/Herod. Atticus Odeion/Olsklepieion 24C8–24F24 to Eleusis 27A5
  • bMS 697/3 (8) Eleusis 27A6–27E3
  • bMS 697/3 (9) Eleusis 27E4–27F8 to Aegina 28C4
  • bMS 697/4 (1) Attica/Oropos, Brauron, Sounion, Rhamnous 29A1–29F17
  • bMS 697/4 (2) Delphi 30A1–30E16
  • bMS 697/4 (3) Delphi 30E17–31D25a
  • bMS 697/4 (4) Delphi 31D25b–31F21 to Nikopolis, Dodona 32C12a
  • bMS 697/4 (5) Nikopolis, Dodona 32C12b–32F20 to Isthmia, Kenchreai 38A9
  • bMS 697/4 (6) Isthmia, Kenchreai 38A10–38D16
  • bMS 697/4 (7) Isthmia, Kenchreai 38D17–38F24 to Corinth: Lechaion Road, Peirene 39B18
  • bMS 697/4 (8) Corinth: Lechaion Road, Peirene 39B19–39F5 to Corinth: W.Temple Terr, Arch. Tem., Theater Asklepieian 41B10
  • bMS 697/4 (9) Corinth: W.Temple Terr, Arch. Tem., Theater Asklepieian 41B11–41F25
  • bMS 697/5 (1) Corinth: Acror. Demetor Museum 42C17–42F25 to Argos: Nemea Megalopolis 43A15
  • bMS 697/5 (2) Argos: Nemea Megalopolis 43A16–43F8 to Epidaurus 44B1
  • bMS 697/5 (3) Epidaurus 44B2–44E20
  • bMS 697/5 (4) Epidaurus 44E21–44F22 to Olympia 45D6
  • bMS 697/5 (5) Olympia 45D7–46B11
  • bMS 697/5 (6) Olympia 46B12–46F13 to Delos 50A12
  • bMS 697/5 (7) Delos 50A15–50F2
  • bMS 697/5 (8) Delos 50F3–51D23
  • bMS 697/5 (9) Delos 51D24–52C4
  • bMS 697/5 (10) Delos 52C5–52F23
  • bMS 697/6 (1) Thera 54A1–54E3
  • bMS 697/6 (2) Thera 54E4–55D2
  • bMS 697/6 (3) Thera 55D3–55F23 to Pergamon: Athena, Palaces, Trajan 60B9
  • bMS 697/6 (4) Pergamon: Athena, Palaces, Trajan 60B10–60E18
  • bMS 697/6 (5) Pergamon: Athena, Palaces, Trajan 60E19–60F25a to Pergamon: Aet. Zeus, Theater Demeter 61C13
  • bMS 697/6 (6) Pergamon: Aet. Zeus, Theater Demeter 61C17–61F4
  • bMS 697/6 (7) Pergamon: Aet. Zeus, Theater Demeter 61F5–61F21 to Pergamon: Gymnasia Red Hall 62D6
  • bMS 697/6 (8) Pergamon: Gymnasia Red Hall 62D7–62F25b to Pergamon: Museum 64A20
  • bMS 697/6 (9) Pergamon: Museum 64A21–64C20 to Ephesus: Artemision, State Agora, Domition Temple 65B10
  • bMS 697/6 (10) Ephesus: Artemision, State Agora, Domition Temple 65B11–65F25
  • bMS 697/7 (1) Ephesus: Curetes St., Hadrian T., Scholastikia, Slope House 66A11–66C22b
  • bMS 697/7 (2) Ephesus: Curetes St., Hadrian T., Scholastikia, Slope House 66C23–66F19 to Ephesus: Celsus Library, Sarapion, Agora Theater 67A7a
  • bMS 697/7 (3) Ephesus: Celsus Library, Sarapion, Agora Theater 67A7b–67D11
  • bMS 697/7 (4) Ephesus: Celsus Library, Sarapion, Agora Theater 67D12–67F24b to Ephesus: Church of Mary, Vedius gy., Church of John 68A17
  • bMS 697/7 (5) Ephesus: Church of Mary, Vedius gy., Church of John 68A18–68D20b
  • bMS 697/7 (6) Ephesus: Church of Mary, Vedius gy., Church of John 68D21a–68F23 to Ephesus: Belevi Mon. Museum 69B12
  • bMS 697/7 (7) Ephesus: Belevi Mon. Museum 69B13–69F2
  • bMS 697/7 (8) Ephesus: Belevi Mon. Museum 69F4–69F24 to Kos 70E8
  • bMS 697/7 (9) Kos 70E9–71F2
  • bMS 697/7 (10) Kos 71F3-71F14 to Kos: Asclepiium 72F11
  • bMS 697/7 (11) Smyrna 80A2–80B18
  • bMS 697/8 (1) Sardis: Marble Court Synagogue 81A1–81E11
  • bMS 697/8 (2) Sardis: Marble Court Synagogue 81E12–81F24 to Sardis: Artemis, Pactolus N, Manisa Musem 82C2
  • bMS 697/8 (3) Sardis: Artemis, Pactolus N, Manisa Musem 82C3–82F10 to Hierapolis 83A8a
  • bMS 697/8 (4) Hierapolis 83A8b–83F7
  • bMS 697/8 (5) Hierapolis 83F8–84D21
  • bMS 697/8 (6) Hierapolis 84D22–84F2 to Aphrodisias 85C15b
  • bMS 697/8 (7) Aphrodisias 85C16–85F12a
  • bMS 697/8 (8) Aphrodisias 85F12b–85F25 to Ionia, Caria 86D8a
  • bMS 697/8 (9) Ionia, Caria 86D8b–86E20b to Miletus 88B15
  • bMS 697/8 (10) Miletus 88B16–88F1
  • bMS 697/8 (11) Miletus 88F2–88F25 to Hera-Kleia 90F25
  • bMS 697/9 (1) Pamphylia 93A2–93E14
  • bMS 697/9 (2) Pamphylia 93E15–94C12
  • bMS 697/9 (3) Pamphylia 94C13–94F11 to Pisidia Termessos 95B2
  • bMS 697/9 (4) Pisidia Termessos 95B3–95B16 to (untitled) 96D11

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