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1755 German copperplate image, The Ruins of Lisbon. Survivors camp in a (rather fanciful) tent city outside the city of Lisbon, following the November 1, 1755 earthquake. The image shows criminal activity and general mayhem, as well as the hanging of quake survivors under constabulary supervision. Priests are present, one holding a crucifix, one possibly a prayer book, so appear to be giving last rites to persons being hanged.

Courtesy of the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE), University of California, Berkeley, with permission permitted under the terms of non-profit sharing agreement (Jan Kozak collection).

Original in: Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, also reproduced in O Terramoto de 1755, Testamunhos Britanicos (The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, British Accounts). Lisbon: British Historical Society of Portugal, 1990.

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