Philadelphia Public Art @philart.net
300 - 1525 ((approximate range of possible dates))
* In storage. Was at Penn's Landing at Dock Street. There were originally two spheres at opposite ends of the 1976 International Sculpture Garden. One was removed when the hotel was built (approximately 2001), and the second was removed between then and 2010.
* Exhibits: Missing
Turkish Catapult Stones
1400 - 1499
* Artifacts taken by Samuel Livingston Breese
* The inscription actually says 18-8, but the Congress was Commodore Breese's flagship until 1858
These two stone cannon balls were hurled from catapults by the Turks in their engagements with the Christians in the XVth century. Transported in 1858 from the island of Rhodes by the U.S. Frigate "Congress" under command of Commodore Samuel Livingston Breese, USN
* Gate posts.
Lovett Branch Library.
East side of Germantown, South of Sedgwick.
* 40.056600,-75.187800 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+ wikipedia.org's history of Rhodes
+ wikipedia.org's USS Congress page
+ wikipedia.org's Samuel Livingston Breese page
+ Lovett Branch Library
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