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Afghanistan, Balkh2110 viewsThe walls of Balkh, Afganistan1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Austria, Vienna (Vindobona) - remains of Roman house from 2nd - 4th century357 viewsWien - Michaelerplatz Johny SYSEL
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Austria, Vienna (Vindobona) - remains of Roman house from 2nd - 4th century342 viewsWien - Michaelerplatz Johny SYSEL
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Bulgaria, Anchialos (Pomorie) Thracian Tomb186 viewsPomorie's ancient Thracian tombJoe Sermarini
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Bulgaria, Varna - Odessos, Thrace Roman Baths196 viewsOdessus, Thrace, first included into the Roman Praefectura orae maritimae and then in 15 CE annexed to the province of Moesia (later Moesia Inferior), covered 47 hectares in present-day central Varna and had prominent public baths, Thermae, erected in the late 2nd century AD, now the largest Roman remains in Bulgaria (the building was 100 m (328.08 ft) wide, 70 m (229.66 ft) long, and 25 m (82.02 ft) high) and fourth-largest known Roman baths in Europe. Joe Sermarini
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China, Great Wall849 viewsIt's a wall and its great, what more do I need to say :) - Bolayi1 commentsBolayi
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China, Great Wall747 viewsMutianyu Great Wall located in Huairou County, Beijing. Built on older pre-existing walls during the Ming Dynasty.Bolayi
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Croatia, Pula - Chapel of St. Maria Formosa263 viewsThree naived basilica from the 6th century ADLegatus
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Croatia, Pula - Colloseum215 viewsLegatus
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Croatia, Pula - Colloseum218 viewsLegatus
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Croatia, Pula - Colloseum195 viewsReferred to as the amphitheatre by the locals. Started by Augustus, enlarged by Claudius, and finished by the FlaviansLegatus
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Croatia, Pula - Floor Mosaic226 viewsAll that remains is a floor mosaic depicting the Punishment of Dirce.Legatus
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Croatia, Pula - Temple of Augustus254 viewsDedicated to Augustus, the first Roman emperor.Legatus
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Croatia, Pula - Temple of Augustus227 viewsDedicated to Augustus, the first Roman emperor, this temple is exquisitely harmonious. With the spread of Christianity, the temple became a church and then a granary! Now it hosts a collection of Roman sculptureLegatus
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Croatia, Pula - Triumphal Arch of Sergius174 viewsTriumphal Arch of Sergius was built in 27BC to commemorate the Sergius family who were a powerful clan at the time. Now it forms an impressive entranceway to Pula's old town.Legatus
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Croatia, Pula - Twin Gate179 viewsLegatus
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Croatia, Ruins of the amphitheater of Solin106 viewsRuins of the amphitheater of Salona, Dalmatia (Solin, Croatia). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solin,_CroatiaJoe Sermarini
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Croatia, Salona (Solin) - Baths105 viewsSalona (Solin), Croatia - Baths. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solin,_CroatiaJoe Sermarini
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Croatia, Salona - Amphitheatre253 viewsSplit in the backgroundJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace290 viewsDiocletian's palace is historical centre of Split - Croatia.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - Cathedral of St. Domnius (St. Duje)263 viewsCathedral of St. Duje is build over Diocletian's mausoleum.Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - peristyle294 viewspart of cathedrale of St. Duje in the left upper cornerJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - peristyle - sphinx332 viewsDiocletian's palace is historical centre of Split - Croatia.Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - silver gate349 viewseast gate leading to the centre of Split.Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - temple of Jupiter228 viewslater converted to babtisteryJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace, basement282 viewsRomans who escaped from near Salona in 7th century reocupied Diocletian's palace. They lived in higher floors above basement. These rooms was gradually filled by garbage through holes in ceiling so basment remained preserved until these days. Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace, basement232 viewsRomans who escaped from near Salona in 7th century reocupied Diocletian's palace. They lived in higher floors above basement. These rooms was gradually filled by garbage through holes in ceiling so basment remained preserved until these days. Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace, temple of Jupiter218 viewsinterior with modern statue
Temple was converted to babtistery later.
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Cyprus - Paphos - tomb289 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.Johny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Pafos, Roman Mosaic in "The House of the Century"1122 viewsMosaic in "The House of the Century"1 commentsJeroen
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Cyprus, Pafos, Roman Mosaic in "The House of the Century" (Detail)830 viewsDetailJeroen
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Cyprus, Paphos - theatre257 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Paphos - tomb272 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Paphos - tomb43 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Czech Republic, Morava 197 viewshypocaustum at roman military camp - times of Marcomannic WarsBohemian
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Egypt, Babylon203 viewsThis elegant red and white banded brickwork is about all that remains on the surface to mark the Roman fortress of ‘Babylon in Egypt’. The Roman structure was started during the reign of Trajan on the site of an earlier Egyptian stronghold which marked the border between Lower and Middle Egypt. The fortress remained an important strategic outpost down through Byzantine times. In the fifth century the Legio XIII Gemina was stationed here. During the Arab conquest of Egypt in 640/1, Babylon endured a seven month siege before its capture.

These days most of the extensive Babylon complex lies buried under the streets of the Christian quarter of Old Cairo. The nearby medieval Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary is popularly known as the ‘Hanging Church’ because its nave was built suspended over two towers of the Roman fort.
1 commentsAbu Galyon
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Egypt, Cairo - Nilometer217 viewsThis octagonal pillar is the only surviving Nilometer in Cairo, tucked away in a kiosk on the island of Roda, in the middle of the Nile. When in use, the height of water in the pit measured the annual flooding of the river. In an ideal year the water would rise to the 16th of the marked divisions (each one cubit, approximately 52cm) decorating the column.

The Nilometer is an attribute of the titular river god, Nilus (equivalent to the Egyptian deity, Hapy), and often features on coin reverses depicting Nilus.

The surrounding structure is itself of architectural significance and dates to 861 CE. Which means those pointed arches set into the walls predate the European Gothic style by around 250 years – they could be the earliest pointed arches anywhere in the world.
1 commentsAbu Galyon
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England, Colchester, Balkerne Gate146 viewsBalkerne Gate, Colchester. The largest Roman arch in Britain. Colchester and its wall were rebuilt by the Romans after Queen Boudica led a rebellion in AD 60 and detroyed the town. Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CamulodunumJoe Sermarini
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England, County of Kent, Dover: Roman Lighthouse25 viewsA visit to Dover on 20 March 2016, the Roman Lighthouse still stands within Dover Castle, which is still an important port of Britain by the English Channel. The upper 1/3 is a mix of Medieval (when it was used as a Bell Tower) and 19th century restoration (when the Church of Saint Mary, next to it, was also restored). The Lighthouse stands on the "eastern heights". There was another on the "western heights", they both guarded the entrance into the Roman harbour of Dubris (Dover) which was also an important base for the "Classis Britannica".Masis
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England, London (Londinium) - city walls339 viewsmodern bronze statue of Trajan

next to Tower Hill - station of London underground
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England, Roman Baths, Bath (1)98 viewsThese celebrated Roman Baths were unknown until, in 1880, sewer workers uncovered the first glimpse of Roman structures under the Georgian Spa. This led to the discovery of the Roman Baths and their treasures.

The walls, columns and parapet that surround the Great Bath today were built in the Victorian period, and the "Roman" statues that gaze down upon the pool from the upper walkway are also Victorian.

This photograph was taken in the 19th century not long after the Baths were discovered and before the Victorian structures we see today were built.
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England, Roman Baths, Bath (2)95 viewsThis is a Photochrome print of the Roman Baths, Bath, England taken sometime between 1895 and 1905.
It shows the new Victorian embellishments added to the Baths since their discovery in the 1880's and which, for the most part, are the works that visitors to the site see today.
The familiar green hue of the pool seen by modern visitors is caused by algae, resulting from the water's exposure to the open air. In Roman times the pool was roofed over and its waters, while perhaps not crystal clear, would almost certainly not have been green.

Photochrome prints are coloured images produced from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates.
*Alex
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France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - Bridge over Vidourle river.619 viewsUsed to have eleven arches and still used untill the middle ages. From this bridge the via Domitia goes upwards to the settlement1 commentsBohemond
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France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.486 viewsVia Domitia going downhill towards the bridgeBohemond
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France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.539 viewsSee those wagontracks as road goes upwards from the bridge towards the settlement on the top of the hillBohemond
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France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.534 viewsVia Domitia winding its way uphillBohemond
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France, Arles - Arena223 viewsvacationchick
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France, Arles - Arena193 viewsArles Arenavacationchick
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France, Arles - The Baths of Constantine198 viewsArles: The Baths of Constantinevacationchick
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France, Arles - The Baths of Constantine183 viewsArles: The Baths of Constantinevacationchick
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France, Arles - Theatre184 viewsArles Theatrevacationchick
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France, Arles, Aquaduct250 viewsvacationchick
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France, Glanum - Temple174 viewsThe remains of a temple in the ancient city of Glanum (Saint-Rémy-en-Provence). Note the fine acroterion! Syltorian
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France, Glanum - Tomb Monument200 viewsOutside the walls of Glanum (now Saint-Rémy-en-Provence) stands this wonderful monument. It was erected sometime between 30-20 B.C. The inscription reads: SEX(tus) M(arcus) L(ucius) IVLIEI C(aii) •F(ilii) PARENTIBVS SVEIS (Sextus, Marcus and Lucius Iulius, sons of Caius, to their parents), and shows interesting battle scenes.
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France, La Turbie - Trophée des Alpes173 viewsThis Augustan trophy towers over the French Riviera and Monaco. It celebrates Augustus' pacification of the Alps and his victory over 45 tribes. (also mentioned by Pliny, Nat. Hist. III,136-137) Pity about the rainy weather when this photograph was taken.
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France, Nemausus - Amphitheatre189 viewsThe Roman amphitheatre of the Colonia Nemausus still stands. On the top, holed stones for holding the velum can be seen. The "Arènes" are still in use today, mainly for bull fights as the more modern statue in front shows. Syltorian
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France, Nemausus - Bollard226 viewsNîmes was founded by Augustus, with veterans from his Egyptian campaigns. The coin-type with the crocodile chained to a palm is famous, and still used by Nîmes as its coat of arms today. Here it appears on one of the (modern) bollards set up around the ancient amphitheatre.1 commentsSyltorian
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France, Nemausus - Crocodile Fountain194 viewsThis fountain is not ancient, but represents the famous coin-type of the ancient city of Nemausus, showing a crocodile chained to a palm-tree. Syltorian
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France, Nemausus - Relief on the Amphitheatre217 viewsThis relief is found above one of the arches of the ancient amphitheatre of Nemausus. It's rather worn, but two gladiators can still be seen. Syltorian
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France, Nemausus - Tour Magne168 viewsPart of the city walls of Nemausus, this is a massive Roman watch-tower with an octagonal base and a round top, it's 32 meters high now, and had another 4 meters in ancient times. Syltorian
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France, Nimes - Arena143 viewsNimes Arenavacationchick
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France, Nimes - Arena141 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - Arena153 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - Arena museum147 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - Jardins de la Fontaine135 viewsDecorated with vases and statues, the Jardins de la Fontaine count as one of the major public gardens in Europe. They were laid out in the eighteenth century on the site of the ancient spring, an area that includes the Tour Magne and the Temple of Diana.vacationchick
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France, Nimes - Jardins de la Fontaine121 viewsDecorated with vases and statues, the Jardins de la Fontaine count as one of the major public gardens in Europe. They were laid out in the eighteenth century on the site of the ancient spring, an area that includes the Tour Magne and the Temple of Diana.vacationchick
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France, Nimes - Jardins de la Fontaine118 viewsDecorated with vases and statues, the Jardins de la Fontaine count as one of the major public gardens in Europe. They were laid out in the eighteenth century on the site of the ancient spring, an area that includes the Tour Magne and the Temple of Diana.vacationchick
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France, Nimes - Roman tower140 viewsMont Cavalier is crowned by the Tour Magne ("Great Tower"), a ruined Roman tower.vacationchick
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France, Nimes - temple172 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - temple135 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - temple131 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - Temple of Diane117 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - The Castellum130 viewsThis is the end point for the aquaduct that crossed the Pont du Gard. From here water was distributed to public fountains, monuments and different areas of the city via lead pipes.vacationchick
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France, Orange - Triumphal Arch192 viewsIt was built on the former via Agrippa to honor the veterans of the Gallic Wars and Legio II Augusta. It was later reconstructed by emperor Tiberius to celebrate the victories of Germanicus over the German tribes in Rhineland.pax
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France, Paris, Arena of Lutetia10 viewsThe Roman Arena that was discovered by Théodore Vaquer during the building of Rue Monge, in the 5th arrondissement, between 1860–1869. It was first built in the 1st century AD. Victor Hugo created a preservation committee called "la Société des Amis des Arènes" to preserve it. However in the photo, taken by me in May 2014, can be seen the line of apartments on Rue Monge that cover the remaining third of the Arena.Masis
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France, Paris, Roman Baths9 viewsThe Roman Baths of Cluny, Paris. Dated to the 3rd century AD, thought to have been paid for by the guild of "Lutetian Boatmen". The complex is now incorporated into the National Museum of the Middle Ages. Photo taken by me in May 2014.Masis
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France, Pont du Gard - aqueduct149 viewsvacationchick
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France, Pont du Gard - aqueduct138 viewsvacationchick
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France, Sommiéres - Roman bridge538 views17 arch bridge built on orders of Tiberius to cross the river Vidourle and enable to connect Nemausis ( Nîmes ) with Tolosa ( Toulouse ).Bohemond
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France, Sommiéres - Roman Bridge461 views17 arch bridge built on orders of Tiberius to cross the river Vidourle and enable to connect Nemausis ( Nîmes ) with Tolosa ( Toulouse ).Bohemond
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France, St Romain en Gal138 viewsmosaicvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal154 viewsmosaicvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal146 viewshousesvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal157 viewsfrescoes and mosaicsvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal136 viewsstatuevacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal155 viewsroad... did it lead to Rome?vacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal144 viewsmosaics and pillarsvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal153 viewsmosaicsvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal - public toilet152 viewspublic toiletvacationchick
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France, Vienne145 viewsarchesvacationchick
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Germany, Berlin, The propylon of the Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros from the Pergamon Acropolis, Pergamon Museum Berlin24 viewsThe monumental gateway, which stood at the northeast corner of the sanctuary, was built by Eumenes II in the early 2nd century BC. The two-storey building, had a porch of four Doric columns (tetrastyle) on the ground floor, above which was a dedicatory inscription by Eumenes to Athena Nikephoros. The upper storey was a balcony with four Ionic columns and fronted by a military frieze depicting armour and weapons. The Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros, on the southwest corner of the walled citadel on the Acropolis, was one of Pergamon's oldest religious centres, used for the worship of Athena and Nike. The cult of Athena at Pergamon had associations with the city's mythical founder Telephos, the son of Herakles and Auge, who was a priestess of Athena. The Attalid rulers of Pergamon claimed to be descendants of Telephos, and thus of Herakles and Auge.Joe Sermarini
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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater440 viewsUnder the ArenaW. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater380 viewsThe way into arenaW. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater430 viewsThe arena, built in the 2nd century A.D. for cruel games with gladiators and animals, had a seating capacity of about 20,000. W. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater398 viewsthe entranceW. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Basilika370 viewsLater on, the archbishop used it as his administrative center and it was enlarged by three palace wings after 1614W. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Basilika391 viewsUnbelievable size: 27 m (90 ft) wide, 33 m (108 ft) high, and 67 m (220 ft) long - with an adjoining hall outside even 75 m (250 ft).W. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Basilika432 viewsThe so-called Basilika, Constantine's throne room, is the largest surviving single-room structure from Roman times. The Romans wanted the architecture to express the magnificence and might of the emperor.
It is used as a church now.
W. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Imperial baths368 viewsGoing to the baths was an important part of Roman life: Over 1600 years ago, the Romans built one of the grandest and most impressive baths in the world: the Imperial Baths. W. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Porta Nigra426 viewsThe gate dates back to a time (about A.D. 180) when the Romans often erected public buildings of huge stone blocks (here, the biggest weigh up to six metric tons).W. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Porta Nigra383 viewsthe other side of the gateW. Kutschenko
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Greece, Amphipolis: The Lion of Amphipolis103 viewsThe first pieces of this rather grand monument were discovered near the banks of the River Strymon in 1912 by Greek soldiers during the Second Balkan War. Further finds were made in 1916 and in 1930-32 during the creation of Lake Kerkini. The Lion was restored (and partly reconstructed) in 1937.

The sculpted Lion itself is 5.3m tall, on its base it stands over 8m high. It is plausibly dated to the late 4th century BCE. Recent work on the Kasta Tomb, which is about 4km distant, has revealed further fragments also apparently belonging to the Lion and it may be the case that the Lion originally surmounted that tomb and was only later moved to its present location.

Nobody knows what or who the monument commemorates; perhaps ongoing work on the Kasta Tomb will illuminate matters. A quite similar, somewhat smaller, statue, the “The Lion of Chaeronea”, honours the Sacred Band of Thebes, which was wiped out at the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE. But while several ancient sources (including Pausanias and Strabo) mention the Chaeronea lion and the circumstances of its construction, there is no ancient record of the Amphipolis lion.
1 commentsAbu Galyon
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Greece, Athens - Acropolis, Parthenon, Slab of the North Parthenon Frieze576 views
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Greece, Athens - Acropolis, The Erectheum751 views
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Greece, Athens - Entrance to the Athens Numismatic Museum622 viewsThe former mansion of noted amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. What was inside those doors was truly marvelous.1 commentsmemphius
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Greece, Athens - Odeon of Herodes Atticus472 viewsBuilt in 161 AD1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - Parthenon385 viewsTemple of Athena built by Perikles.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - Temple of Hephaestus and Athena Ergane425 viewsalso Theseion
Temple was used as church in christian times.
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Greece, Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus271 viewscompleted by HadrianusJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - The Gate of Schliemann's House - Athens184 viewsNot exactly an ancient site but as the home of the Greek Numismatic Museum it houses one of the great collections of ancient coins .... a must see on any visit to Athens.

This is photo is of one of the wrought iron gates of Schliemann’s Athenian mansion constructed in 1878/9. The swastika motif derives from his Trojan excavations and borders a design of winged sphinxes and acanthus leaves capped by an owl with spread wings.
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Greece, Athens - The Temple of Olympian Zeus 157 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Athens - Theatre of Dionysus261 views17000 spectratorsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - tower of the Winds293 viewson the Roman agora,
built in 50 BC - maybe earlier
Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, East Front of the Parthenon Restored and Dissected704 viewsJoe Sermarini
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Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, North West Corner of the Parthenon684 views1 comments
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Greece, Athens, The Acropolis from the Pnyx.153 viewsThe Pnyx, the home of democracy is the sloping area in the foreground, while the Acropolis dominates the background. Here assembled the Athenian citizen body to hear the great Athenian masters of rhetoric and to cast their votes on the most momentous decisions in the history of ancient Athens. The speaker's platform cut from the rear bedrock face of the Pnyx is to be seen in the centre right. As seen here the remains of the Pynx date from its third and final phase of development in the mid-fourth century BC when it was greatly expanded to accommodate the growing citizen body.Lloyd
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Greece, Athens, The Approach to the Pynx from the Agora171 viewsThe home of democracy, the Pnyx was rebuilt and expanded in the 3rd quarter of the 4th century B.C., probably around 345-335 B.C. A massive, curved, retaining wall was built, as seen in this image. The steps of the old walkway from the Agora are visible and overbuilt by the retaining wall. Great Athenians such as Themistocles, Pericles and Socrates would have walked this path and steps in the heady days of the zenith Athenian democracy. 1 commentsLloyd
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Greece, Athens, The Pnyx - outer stone retaining wall.171 viewsThe home of democracy, the Pnyx was rebuilt and expanded in the 3rd quarter of the 4th century B.C., probably around 345-335 B.C. A massive, curved, retaining wall was built, as seen in this image. The steps of the old walkway from the Agora are visible and overbuilt by the retaining wall. Great Athenians such as Themistocles, Pericles and Socrates wolud have walked ths path and steps in the heady days of the zenith Athenian democracy. 1 commentsLloyd
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Greece, Bassae - Temple of Apollo Epikuros351 viewsbuilt 450 - 400 BC
designed by Iktinos - architect of the Temple of Hephaestus and the Parthenon
!!! There is the earliest example of Corinthian capital. Corinthian capital is in interior, exterior is built in Doric style.
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Greece, Cape Sounion - The Temple of Poseidon232 viewsAccording to legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea.1 commentsLloyd T
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Greece, Corinth175 viewsApril 2011pitbull
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Greece, Corinth - Peirene fountain - Acrocorinth in the background227 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Corinth - temlpe of Apollo - Acrocorinth in the background264 viewsCorinth was completely destroyed by Romans in 146 BC - except this temple. Romans built new Corinth 100 years later.Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Corinth – the Bema6 viewsThe bema of Corinth is a prominent raised platform in the south-central part of the ancient agora. The bema is the traditional civic location where public orations (political or ceremonial) would have been given and where legal cases were brought for trial. In Acts 18:12 the βημα is given as the place where Paul the apostle is accused before Gallio, the proconsul of Achaea (Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus). Gallio, however, declines to become involved in what he regards as a purely Jewish dispute.

The hill in the background is, of course, the city’s acropolis, the Acrocorinth.
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Greece, Crete - Phaistos206 viewsMinoan palaceJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Crete, Knossos - palace199 viewscenter of Minoan culture - the first civilization in Europe
Old palace is from 19th to 16th centuries BC
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Greece, Crete, Knossos - palace199 viewscenter of Minoan culture - the first civilization in Europe
Old palace is from 19th to 16th centuries BC
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Greece, Delos - an altar167 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos - detail of the ancient pathway to Mt Kinthos215 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos - from the summit of Mt Kinthos205 viewsAt its peak in the second century BC up to 10,000 slaves per day were trafficked through the slave market at Delos which was focused on the commercial port area to the left of center in the middle distance of this image.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delos - Grotto of Hercules201 viewsTo be found at the foot of the approach of Mt Kinthos.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delos - household well176 viewsWater supply was a problem on the dry island of Delos. The solution was found in a mix of cisterns and wells. Cisterns retained the water from the sparse winter rains, while small wells are to be found frequently in residences as illustrated by this example.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delos - Maritime Quarter Streetscape190 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos - Mosaic Floor in the Maritime Quarter192 viewsInterestingly this mosaic floor features the symbol of Tanit a Carthaginian goddess.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delos - On the Ascent of Mt Kinthos164 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos - On the Ascent to the Summit of Mt Kinthos163 viewsThis sort of material is to be found everywhere on the site of ancient Delos.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delos - Temple of Issis198 viewsThe Cycladic island of Delos was revered in antiquity as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. During the early Classical era it was a sacred religious precinct dedicated to the worship of these gods. In the late fifth century BC, at the peak of its role as a religious sanctuary, neither birth nor death was permitted to occur on the island. However, commercial imperatives were soon to over ride this religious taboo. Delos occupied a central position with respect to the trade routes of the Mediterranean, so that by the late 3rd century BC commercial activity overtook its role as a religious sanctuary. The sacred character of the island dissipated, displaced by a cosmopolitan trading centre. By the 2nd century BC it had evolved to become the centre of the Mediterranean slave trade. Strabo recorded that up to 10,000 people per day were trafficked through its slave market. This role continued into the early Roman era, until in 88 BC Mithradates VI, King of Pontus, decimated the population in an attack on the island. In 69 BC the pirates of Athenodoros destroyed what remained of the commercial centre of Delos and it fell into decline, to be effectively abandoned by the 6th century AD.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delos - the ancient theatre164 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos - Wall in the Maritime Quarter227 viewsRemnant plasterwork and painting illustrates how the coarse stone walls were finished in the residential area that is the Maritime Quarter.1 commentsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos water cistern194 viewsWater supply was a problem on the dry island of Delos. The solution was found in a mix of cisterns and wells. Cisterns retained the water from the sparse winter rains, while small wells are to be found frequently in residences.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - Ionian column and treasure of Athens226 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - overlooking the Temple of Apollo207 views1 commentsLloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - Profile of the Charioteer of Delphi241 viewsDating from the early fifth century BC, this is one of the most hauntingly beautiful works of art. It still speaks after 2,500 years.2 commentsLloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - temple of Apollo298 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - The Charioteer of Delphi203 viewsThe life-size statue of a chariot driver was found in 1896 at the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi. It is now in the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

The statue was erected at Delphi in 474 BC, to commemorate the victory of a chariot team in the Pythian Games, which were held at Delphi every four years in honor of Pythean Apollo.

The beauty of this work is breathtaking.
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Greece, Delphi - The Charioteer of Delphi153 viewsThe life-size statue of a chariot driver was found in 1896 at the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi. It is now in the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

The statue was erected at Delphi in 474 BC, to commemorate the victory of a chariot team in the Pythian Games, which were held at Delphi every four years in honor of Pythean Apollo.
Lloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - The Head of the Charioteer of Delphi183 viewsThe life-size statue of a chariot driver was found in 1896 at the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi. It is now in the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

The statue was erected at Delphi in 474 BC, to commemorate the victory of a chariot team in the Pythian Games, which were held at Delphi every four years in honor of Pythean Apollo.
Lloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - The Stadium at Delphi173 viewsLooking from the marker at the farthest end from the starting line.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - The Temple of Apollo at Delphi176 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - The Theatre at Delphi overlooking the Temple of Apollo with the Treasury of the Athenians in the background169 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - theatre307 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - tholos269 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Didyma, The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Didyma184 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didyma2 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Greece, Epidaurus - theatre266 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Gortys (Peloponnese Arcadia) - sanctuary of Asclepius294 viewsGortys lost its influence after foundation of Megalopolis in 371 BC.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Kos - agora184 viewsKos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Kos - Asclepieion200 viewsparts of column, temple in the back ground.
Kos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepieion
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Greece, Kos - Asclepieion - mosaique of Satyr?165 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Messene - ancient spring171 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Messene - Arcadian gate175 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Messene - Ekklesiasterion188 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Messene - Stadium184 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Messene - Stadium - "VIP sector"173 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Messene - Stadium - votiv column165 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Messene - theatre177 viewsentrance to koilon - auditoriumJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Mycenae - Lion gate159 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Mycenae - The Lion Gate276 viewsI waited a long time for this shot, the nanosecond when any one of the thousands of visitors swarming over the site wasn't visible in the frame. Sometimes you get lucky!2 commentsLloyd T
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Greece, Mycenae - tomb of Klytaimnéstra155 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Mycenian bridge165 viewsbetween Nafplio and EpidaurusJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Olympia - Entrence to Olypmic stadium150 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Olympia - Epigraphy160 viewsTo be found on the approach to the ancient Olympic stadium.Lloyd T
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Greece, Olympia - epigraphy164 viewsTo be found on the approach to the ancient Olympic stadium.Lloyd T
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Greece, Olympia - In the Stadium at Olympia135 viewsThe winner of the 2006 Ride on Mower final crosses the line in the stadium.Lloyd T
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Greece, Olympia - start line at Olympic stadium154 viewsgrooves hold Athlets' toes during startJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Olympia - temple of Hera151 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Olympia - Temple of Hera153 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Olympia - Temple of Zeus fallen columns155 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Olympia - tholos135 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Olympia in Spring194 viewsA magical site at any time, but resplendent in Spring!1 commentsLloyd T
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Greece, Philippi146 viewsPhilippi is site of famous battle. Marcus Antonius and Octavius defeated Brutus and Cassius.
Philippi is also the first place in Europe where St. Paul evangelized. He was kept in prison there too.
Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Rhodes107 viewssteps to the Acropolis of Lindos on RhodesFranz-Josef M
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Greece, Rhodes109 viewsView on the acropolis of LindosFranz-Josef M
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Greece, Rhodes92 viewsship carved in the rock on the acropolis of LindosFranz-Josef M
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Greece, Rhodes Acropolis of Lindos108 viewsIn the background you can see the steep steps of medieval time.Franz-Josef M
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Greece, Rhodes grave of Kleobulos95 viewsHellenistic grave - it was named after one of the seven wise man, Kleobulos who lived in Lindos.Franz-Josef M
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Greece, Rhodes grave of Kleobulos 76 viewsThe grave was used as a chapel in the medievalFranz-Josef M
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Greece, Rhodes Lindos 90 viewsLindos Acropolis and villageFranz-Josef M
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Greece, Rhodes Lindos92 viewsRestored Stoa on the acropolis of LindosFranz-Josef M
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Greece, Rhodes Lindos inscription 84 viewsFranz-Josef M
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Greece, Rhodes plan of Lindos96 views1 semicircular exedra
2 relief of a ship
3 medieval stairway
4 medieval headquarter building
5 Byzantine church
6 hellenistic vaults
7 roman temple
8 late hellenistic stairway
9 hellenistic stoa
10 propylaion stairway
11 propylaion
12 temple of athena lindos
13 portico of Psithyros
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Greece, Sounion - The Temple of Poseidon155 viewsNot so ancient graffiti!1 commentsLloyd T
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Greece, Temple of Poseidon at Sounion4 viewscmcdon0923
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Greece, Thasos - agora117 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Thasos - theatre122 viewsphoto was taken in 2000
now theatre is reconstructed :-(
Johny SYSEL
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Greece, The acropolis at Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, from across the harbor.6 viewsTaken September 29, 2016cmcdon0923
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Greece, Thera - Akrotiri 109 viewsMinoan settelment was destroyed by the great Thera eruption around 1628 BC which caused the end of Neopalatial period on Crete. People managed to evacuate Thera before eruption unlike Pompeii but probably they were killed by tsunami on Crete coast.

wikipedia:"Minoans possessed advanced engineering knowledge enabling the construction of three- and four-story buildings with intricate water piping systems, advanced air-flow management, and earthquake-resistant wood and masonry walls."
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Greece, Thera - Akrotiri 202 viewsMinoan settelment destroyed by the great Thera eruption around 1628 BC which caused the end of Neopalatial period on Crete. Thera could be mythical Atlantis.2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius287 viewsBohemond
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius313 viewsBohemond
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius314 viewsBohemond
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius317 viewsBohemond
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius308 viewsBohemond
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Greece, Tiryns123 viewsTiryns reached its height between 1400 and 1200 BC.
Tiryns is famous for its cyclopean tunnels and especially its walls.
Walls of Tiryns are first referenced by Homer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiryns
Johny SYSEL
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Iran, Hamadan, the tomb of the biblical Esther and her cousin Mordechai22 viewsThe tomb in the photo, located in Hamadan, is believed by some to hold the remains of the biblical Esther and her cousin Mordechai.

Hamedan, Iran, is believed to be among the oldest cities in the world. Hamadan was established by the Medes and was the capital of the Median empire. It then became one of several capital cities of the Achaemenid Dynasty. Hamadan is mentioned in the biblical book of Ezra as the place where a scroll was found giving the Jews permission from King Darius to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. (Ezra 6:2). Its ancient name of Ecbatana is used in the Ezra text. Because it was a mile above sea level, it was a good place to preserve leather documents.
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Israel - Bar'am Synagogue280 viewsThis is one of the oldest synagogues in all of Israel.aarmale
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Israel, Caesarea794 viewsThe ancient Roman port of Caesarea Maritima in Judaea (now Israel). This port was built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BCE. The view is of a portion of the aquaduct that brought water from the Carmel, just south of Haifa.2 commentsDaniel Friedman
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima 150 viewsThe view north from Herod's Palace, looking over the hippodrome to the ancient port area beyond the distant headland.1 commentsLloyd
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Amphitheatre258 views‘Amphitheatre’ is how Josephus describes this structure (Antiquities 15.341). It was designed to be suitable for races, athletics, and probably more violent entertainments. It measures about 50 x 290 m. Nearby in the city there is a more traditional semi-circular Roman amphitheatre. And a larger (90 x 450 m) hippodrome for chariot racing was built subsequently, probably at the time of Hadrian. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Herod's Hippodrome168 viewsLloyd
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Herod's Palace Poolside113 viewsLloyd
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Herod's Pool137 viewsLloyd
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Herod's Villa265 viewsAnother of Herod the Great's many residences.
This one is by the seaside.
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - the less desirable view south from Herod's Palace168 viewsDog's in the palace pool and now this. How the mighty have fallen!Lloyd
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - the sweet view from Herod's Palace113 viewsLloyd
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Israel, Caesearea Maritima Hippodrome - Tsunami Deposit133 viewsThe light coloured, upward fining, middle layer is a tsumai deposit preserved in the this overburden remnant in the excavated hippodrome at Caesarea Maritima.Lloyd
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Israel, Gezer - Bronze Age city walls485 viewsThese are the Bronze Age city walls of the Canaanite city of Gezer. It is near this town that the battle took place where Joshua is said to have held the sun and the moon still. The Canaanites held off the attacks by the tribe of Dan until the reign of Solomon.
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Israel, Gezer - six chambered gate built by Solomon489 viewsThe Canaanite town was supposedly conquered by an Egyptian pharaoh and given to Solomon as a dowry for his daughter. Solomon then rebuilt and fortified the city, including this six chambered gate, dating from the 10th century. The chambers were to be packed with soldiers, so if enemies forced their way through the gate, they would be surrounded by soldiers on all sides.
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Israel, Herodion153 viewsThe Herodion (Har Hordos) was Herod the Great’s summer palace near Jerusalem and – according to Josephus – the place of his burial. (A possible royal sarcophagus was discovered in 2007 but the identification with Herod is not certain.) There are two distinct parts: the Upper Herodion, a fortress complex set within a mountain top, and the Lower Herodion, the palace proper with several ancillary buildings (bath house, stadium, etc.) In the photograph, the Upper Herodion hill dominates the background, while the foreground shows part of a substantial colonnaded pool (70m x 45m) with a gazebo-like structure set at its centre. The area now in use as a car park would have been a formal garden in Herod’s day. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Jericho - Herod's Palace122 viewsThe ruins at Tulul Abu el-Alaiq, site of Herod the Great’s winter retreat on the outskirts of Jericho. Jericho is over 300m below sea level and hence pleasantly warm in winter, even when it's freezing in Jerusalem. Around 35 BCE, Aristobulus, the last Hasmonaean high-priest and Herod’s brother-in-law, was murdered here on Herod’s orders, drowned in a fish pond. The palace and grounds extended across the Wadi Qilt (the seasonal river-bed in the foreground of the picture), which was spanned by a bridge. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Jerusalem - Kidron Valley (1)103 viewsThis curious structure is known in Arabic as Tantour Faroun (‘Pharaoh’s Hat’). In fact it’s a funerary monument (nefesh) marking the entrance to a substantial catacomb with eight burial chambers cut into the cliff behind. It probably dates from the reign of Herod the Great. In guidebooks it’s sometimes marked as the ‘Tomb of Absalom’, but the legend that this is the tomb of David’s rebellious son is a medieval fantasy. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Jerusalem - Kidron Valley (2)95 viewsAnother Kidron valley tomb complex (about 60m south of Tantour Faroun). Jewish pilgrims called this the ‘Tomb of Zechariah’, while the Christian pious associated it with their own early martyrs, notably St. James. In fact, an inscription shows that this was the burial place of the priestly Bene Hezir family, who get a passing mention in the Bible (1 Chronicles 24:15). The nefesh with a pyramidal top marks the entrance to a passage ascending into the cliff on the left. The actual burial chambers (four of them) lie in the area behind the Doric-columned façade. The complex dates from the later second-century BC. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Jerusalem - Western Wall and Dome of the Rock1596 viewsThe first century BCE western retaining wall of the Second Jewish Temple, directly in front of the 8th century Dome of the Rock. Friday evening at sunset (beginning of Shabbat).
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Israel, Jerusalem Sep 20166 viewsSimon
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Israel, Jerusalem Sep 20166 viewsEast JerusalemSimon
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Israel, Legionary Camp of X Fretensis at Masada40 viewsRemnants of one of several legionary camps of X Fretensis at Masada in Israel, just outside the circumvallation wall which can be seen at the bottom of the image.

Masada Roman Ruins by David Shankbone.

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Joe Sermarini
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Israel, Masada412 viewsThe ancient fortress in the Judaean desert built by Herod the Great in the first century BCE, it was the last stronghold of a small group of zealots against Rome in the year 73 CE. The view is from the top of the fortress, looing down on the remains of the ancient roman encampment.1 commentsDaniel Friedman
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Israel, Masada86 viewsAtop Masada, the Dead Sea and the shores of Jordan in the distant haze.Lloyd
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Israel, Masada - Looking Down the Roman Seige Ramp91 viewsIndustrious bunch those Romans!Lloyd
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Israel, Masada - pile of ancient catapult projectiles - Ouch!139 views1 commentsLloyd
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Israel, Masada - Remains of a Roman Seige Encampment140 viewsLloyd
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Israel, Masada - Roman Encampment and Seige Ramp102 viewsLooking down on the stone wall outlines of one of the Roman encampments (middle upper right) that surrounded the fortress of Masada (another of Herod's Palaces in its glory days). The Roman seige ramp is to the lower left.Lloyd
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Israel, Masada - The room in which lots were drawn126 viewsIn this space during archaeological excavations were found eleven ostroca bearing names in Aramaic script. One of eleven inscribed potsherds (ostraca) containing single names, bears in Aramaic script the name ben Ya’ir, undoubtedly Eleazar ben Ya’ir, leader of Masada’s defenders. The historian Josephus relates that when defense against the Romans seemed hopeless, the men at Masada cast lots to decide the order in which they and their families would commit suicide.

Based on the archaeological evidence it is likely that this was the space in which the lots were drawn and the fateful determinations made.
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Israel, Masada - Walls and Roman Seige Ramp in side view93 viewsLloyd
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Israel, Masada - Walls facing the Roman Seige Ramp67 viewsLloyd
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Israel, Megiddo / Jezreel Valley79 viewsA view of the Jezreel Valley in the distance looking out from atop Tel Megiddo. The Jezreel Valley will be the site of the final battle between the armies of God and Satan as prophesied in the Book of Revelation. This photo was taken in June 2012 during a two week trip my wife and I took to Israel and Jordan.
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Israel, Nazareth - Rolling Stone Tomb109 viewsA really well-preserved example of a Jewish rolling-stone tomb. This one is part of a small necropolis which was found underneath the Convent of the Sisters of Nazareth, only a stone’s throw away from the Basilica of the Annunciation. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Qumran - Cave 4127 viewsCave 4 was the nearest cave containing documents to the site at Qumran - it’s only about 500 metres away. Most visitors to Qumran take a picture like this one. But mostly they don’t realise that the highly visible cave entrance in their picture is modern, knocked into the side by looters. The ancient entrance to Cave 4 is on the top and well-hidden. Which is perhaps why Cave 4 was found by the local Bedouin, not by Western archaeologists, and why it wasn’t discovered until 1952, over five years after the original manuscript finds of 1946/7. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Qumran - Miqvah98 viewsThis is L48-49, a water storage feature. The low, plastered partitions on the steps make it likely that this was a miqvah (a ritual bath), rather than a cistern. The damage on the left side of the steps dates from the earthquake of 31 BCE. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Qumran - Refectory97 viewsThe ‘Refectory’ (L77) is the largest room at Qumran. A smaller connecting space (L86) nearby contained a huge cache of pottery plates, bowls, and cups. Hence, de Vaux argued that L77 was probably the community’s communal dining room. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Qumran - Scriptorium90 viewsL30. From the fill of this room (which came from a collapsed upper level) de Vaux recovered two inkwells and the remains of what appeared to be a long, narrow plastered table (about 480 cm x 40 cm). Another inkwell was found in an adjacent locus. He conjectured that L30 could have been the community’s ‘scriptorium’, a room for copying manuscripts. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Qumran - Tower130 viewsThe remains of the tower at Qumran. The tower is set in the middle of the north side and has a natural function as an observation or guard tower: north looks towards Jericho, and that would be the natural direction from which travellers would approach the settlement. There is no access to the tower at ground level; instead people would have entered higher up, after climbing a flight of stone steps fixed to the south-side exterior wall. Abu Galyon
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Israel, Scythopolis (Beit She'an)54 viewsScythopolis is the only one of the ten ‘Decapolis’ towns situated within the borders of modern Israel. The classical city was destroyed by an earthquake in 749 CE; its ruins are extensive and quite well-preserved. Prominent in the photo is the colonnaded Byzantine ‘Silvanus Street’ (the excavators named it after a local magistrate mentioned in an inscription as responsible for its renewal) which follows the route of the earlier Roman cardo maximus.

Sythopolis was built in the shadow of the earlier Canaanite city of Beit She’an, where (according to 1 Samuel 31) the Philistines, after their victory on Mount Gilboa, displayed the bodies of King Saul and his sons on the city walls. The vast mound of Tel Beit She’an is conspicuous in the background. Twenty settlement strata have been identified there, the earliest dating back to the Neolithic (5th millennium BCE). A section of the eastern Canaanite city walls has also been excavated and is visible in the photo.
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Israel, Scythopolis ampitheatre89 viewsA picture of the ampitheatre in Scythopolis, taken from the top of the even more ancient Beit She'an mound. Running in the foreground is the cardo. This was taken in June 2012 during a two week trip my wife and I took to Israel and Jordan.cmcdon0923
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Israel, Sepphoris - 'Mona Lisa' Mosaic152 viewsPart of a Roman mosaic, usually dated to the early 3rd-century CE, from the dining room floor of a mansion in the upper town at Sepphoris. When it was first excavated, the Israeli press named it 'the Mona Lisa of the Galilee'. Over-hype, maybe, but it is certainly attractive.Abu Galyon
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Israel, The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem110 viewsPhoto by Andrew Shiva.Joe Sermarini
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Israel, The Herodium92 viewsThe Herodium, 12 km south of Jerusalem, the site of one of Herod's residences and the location of his tomb. The buildings mid-slope to the left of centre are the site of the excavation of Herod's tomb.Lloyd
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Israel, The Herodium - Summit Interior View81 viewsLloyd
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Israel, The Herodium - Water Cistern79 viewsLloyd
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Israel, The Herodium Pool Complex79 viewsLloyd
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Israel, The Herodium Theatre95 viewsThe Herodium theatre immediately downslope of Herod's tomb. Sadly it was from this point that Ehud Netzer, the discoverer of Herod's tomb fell to his death in 2010, three years after his epic discovery.Lloyd
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Israel, Tzipporri - Tzipporri Mosaic138 viewsA mosaic found in Tzipporri, Israel.aarmale
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Italy, Aquileia - basilica133 viewsBasilica is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the Saints Hermagora and Fortunatus and was built in the first half of the 11th century by Patriarch Poppo in Romanesque style. Upper parts and roof were built by Markward von Randeck in 14th-15th century in Gothic style.
Mosaics from 4th century were hidden under the floor until 1909.
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Italy, Aquileia - forum141 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor146 viewsJonas swallowed by sea monster
Post-Theodorian South hall (end of 4th century)
Mosaics were originally part of Theodorian complex destroyed by Attila. Basilica was built on its site in 1031 and mosaics remained untouched under the floor.
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor147 viewsPost-Theodorian South hall (end of 4th century)
Mosaics were originally part of Theodorian complex destroyed by Attila. Basilica was built on its site in 1031 and mosaics remained untouched under the floor.
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor143 viewsscene of the Good Shepherd with the Mystic Flock
Christ is portrayed as a beardless young man bearing the lost lamb upon his shoulders. In one hand he holds the syrinx, symbol of the gentless he takes cere of his flock with.
Post-Theodorian South hall (end of 4th century)
Mosaics were originally part of Theodorian complex destroyed by Attila. Basilica was built on its site in 1031 and mosaics remained untouched under the floor.
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor141 viewsFishing scene describes the preaching of the Apostles ("Follow me and I will make you fishers of men":Matthew 4,19). The fishes represent the people listening to the good news, the boat is symbol of the church, the net represents the kingdom of heaven ("The kingdom of heaven is like big net that was cast into the sea...": Matthew 13,47).
Post-Theodorian South hall (end of 4th century)
Mosaics were originally part of Theodorian complex destroyed by Attila. Basilica was built on its site in 1031 and mosaics remained untouched under the floor.
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor135 viewsRam and battle between Cock and Tortoise. The Cock is symbol of the light of a new day, thus representing Christ, the "light of the world". The tortoise, whose Greek name means "dweller of the darkness", is instead of the symbol of Evil.
Post-Theodorian North hall (middle of the 4th century)
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor139 viewsPost-Theodorian North hall (middle of the 4th century)Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Aquileia - Roman house170 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre327 viewsSpartacus fought there.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre279 viewsThe second largest amphitheatre ... arena is only 10m shorter and 8m narrower than colosseumJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre206 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre168 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Cerveteri - Etruscan necropolis125 viewsTomba dei Rilievi
4th century BC
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Italy, Cerveteri - Etruscan necropolis108 viewsTomba dei Rilievi
4th century BC
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Italy, Cerveteri - Etruscan necropolis105 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Cerveteri - Etruscan necropolis132 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Cosenza, Sibari (Thurium), Street148 viewsLucania, Thourioi.
Today Sibari (Cosenza), Italy
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Italy, Ferentium - Roman theatre123 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ferentium - Roman theatre92 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, National Museum Naples, Marble bust of Hannibal from Capua44 viewsA marble bust, reputedly of Hannibal, originally found at the ancient city-state of Capua in Italy (some historians are uncertain of the authenticity of the portrait). From Phaidon Verlag (Wien-Leipzig) - "Römische Geschichte", gekürzte Ausgabe (1932). Author died more than 70 years ago - public domain.Joe Sermarini
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Italy, Orvieto - Etruscan temple133 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - 89 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - Alexander and Helix's inn535 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Ostia - antica Thermae 102 viewsBohemian
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Italy, Ostia - capitol on forum122 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - Caupona619 viewsBeautifully preserved, it seems to step back in time.
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Italy, Ostia - house near forum130 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - house near forum133 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - House of Amor and Psyche453 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Ostia - mosaique92 viewsHippocampsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - mosaique79 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - mosaique110 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - mosaique floor131 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - Street437 viewsIt is like stepping back in time....
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Italy, Ostia - temple of Ceres94 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ostia - theatre83 viewsrebuilt by CommodusJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Paestum, Temple of Apollo117 viewsFirstly it was thought it's temple of Poseidon, then it's the second temple of Hera and now it's thought it's temple of Apollo. But somewhen temple was used as temple of Poseidon and somewhen as temple of Hera.
Who knows how many times temple will change deity in future.

Temple was built +- 450 BC
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Italy, Paestum, Temple of Apollo107 viewsFirstly it was thought it's temple of Poseidon, then it's the second temple of Hera and now it's thought it's temple of Apollo. But somewhen temple was used as temple of Poseidon and somewhen as temple of Hera.
Who knows how many times temple will change deity in future.

temple was built +- 450 BC
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Italy, Paestum, Temple of Athena105 viewsgreek colony Poseidonia
built +- 500 BC
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Italy, Paestum, Temple of Athena100 viewsgreek colony Poseidonia
built +- 500 BC

this temple was used as church but temple of Apollo and Hera weren't.
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Italy, Paestum, Temple of Hera99 viewsgreek colony Poseidonia
temple built +- 550 BC
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Italy, Palestrina, Ruins of the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia88 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PalestrinaJoe Sermarini
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Italy, Piombino Museum80 viewsAmphora of barrati, a amphora totally of silver found in the sea near PiombinoFranz-Josef M
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Italy, Piombino Museum 111 viewsPart of a coin deposit found in the sea near the beach of Populonia, totally weight 17 kg, now in the museum of Piombino in an aquarium. The hoard consists of Antoninians of the third century.Franz-Josef M
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Italy, Piombino museum78 viewsGold found in graves of the ancient etruscan PopuloniaFranz-Josef M
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Italy, Pompeii186 viewsA well-known mosaic in an entryway of an affluent household, but it still never fails to please :-) July 2008Mark Zema
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Italy, Pompeii - Amphitheatre106 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - bakery194 viewsHere's a bakery, complete with oven. When this was unearthed, there were several loaves of bread inside, intact, but a little overdone ;-) July 2008Mark Zema
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Italy, Pompeii - bath200 viewsInside the public bathhouse. Much like the "Occulus" in the Pantheon, the window to the upper left is the only light source in the room.Mark Zema
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Italy, Pompeii - cemetary128 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - Forum122 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - Forum119 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - graffiti218 viewsAncient graffiti (gladiator standing left) on a wall. Visitors can walk right up and touch it. July 2008Mark Zema
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Italy, Pompeii - modest villa291 viewsInside one of the more modest villas in Pompeii, although you'd never know it by the still-beautiful murals on the walls and the fountain there to the right.1 commentsMark Zema
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Italy, Pompeii - Odeon122 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - residential street221 viewsOne of the numerous residential streets in Pompeii. July 20081 commentsMark Zema
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Italy, Pompeii - storage at forum138 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - street157 viewsAnother great shot of another street in Pompeii. The stepping stones in the foreground can be found all around the city. As I'm sure you know, water ran constantly through the streets, and pedestrians used these stepping stones to keep their feet dry.Mark Zema
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Italy, Pompeii - temple of Apollo145 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - Vesuv in the background130 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - victims of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.307 viewsOne of the unfortunate victims of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.1 commentsMark Zema
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Italy, Pompeii - villa 184 viewsThis is one of the more fashionable villas in town. Note the private garden area to the rear. The small pool in the foreground was for catching rainwater falling through a specially made hole in the roof. July 2008Mark Zema
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Italy, Pompeii - villa of Meneander125 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii, July 2008262 viewsA picture high up on the wall of the brothel, depicting what the paying customer could expect in the room beneath it.Mark Zema
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Italy, Populonia75 viewsEtruscan graveFranz-Josef M
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Italy, Populonia77 viewsEtruscan graveFranz-Josef M
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Italy, Populonia - Etruscian necropole93 viewsThis Etruscian necropole is near the town Piombino in the Toscana Italy, this graves are from the 3-2 century before christ.Franz-Josef M
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Italy, Populonia - Content of an etruscian grave 99 viewsIn the museum of Piombino there is a Replica of an grave of the Populonia necropole, with the original content of this grave.Franz-Josef M
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Italy, Populonia - mosaic110 viewsThis mosaic was found already in the early 19 th century, it shows many sea animals and a ship wreck.Franz-Josef M
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Italy, Populonia - mosaic, nearly total view90 viewsA famous beautiful mosaic with a ship wreck and many different sea animals, fishes, octopus snail etc.; most animals can be identified. Now in the museum of PiombinoFranz-Josef M
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Italy, Populonia - necropole111 views2nd century BC - etruscian necropole, the content of all graves is robbed before the scientist could explore those, except the one at the bottom. the content of this grave could now be seen in the museum of piombino.Franz-Josef M
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Italy, Port facilities of Sybaris77 viewsExcavated remains of the port facilities of Sybaris. These are located on the Casa Bianca site in the easternmost section of the Sybaris archaeological park. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sybaris_port_facilities.jpgJoe Sermarini
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Italy, Ravenna - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia26 viewsit is describbed as "the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments, and at the same time one of the most artistically perfect"

The building was formerly the oratory of the Church of the Holy Cross and now contains three sarcophagi. The largest sarcophagus was thought to contain the remains of Galla Placidia (died 450). Other is attributed to her husband, Emperor Constantius III. The last sarcophagus is attributed to Galla's son, Emperor Valentinian III, or to her brother, Emperor Honorius.
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Italy, Ravenna - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia56 viewsit is describbed as "the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments, and at the same time one of the most artistically perfect"

The building was formerly the oratory of the Church of the Holy Cross and now contains three sarcophagi. The largest sarcophagus was thought to contain the remains of Galla Placidia (died 450). Other is attributed to her husband, Emperor Constantius III. The last sarcophagus is attributed to Galla's son, Emperor Valentinian III, or to her brother, Emperor Honorius.
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Italy, Ravenna - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia53 viewsit is describbed as "the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments, and at the same time one of the most artistically perfect"

The building was formerly the oratory of the Church of the Holy Cross and now contains three sarcophagi. The largest sarcophagus was thought to contain the remains of Galla Placidia (died 450). Other is attributed to her husband, Emperor Constantius III. The last sarcophagus is attributed to Galla's son, Emperor Valentinian III, or to her brother, Emperor Honorius.
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Italy, Ravenna - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia28 viewsThe building was formerly the oratory of the Church of the Holy Cross and now contains three sarcophagi. The largest sarcophagus was thought to contain the remains of Galla Placidia (died 450). Other is attributed to her husband, Emperor Constantius III. The last sarcophagus is attributed to Galla's son, Emperor Valentinian III, or to her brother, Emperor Honorius.Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Appio-Claudian Aqueduct 1412 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Rome - Appio-Claudian Aqueduct 2463 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Rome - Aqua Claudia (aquaduct)234 viewsentrance to San Stefano RotondoJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Ara Pacis261 viewsIt was built to honor the triumphal return of the Roman emperor Augustus.
It was consecrated on 30 January 9 BC.
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Italy, Rome - Arch of Constantine1255 viewsView of the arch of Constantine from the top of the Colosseum2 commentsTitus Pullo
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Italy, Rome - Arch of Constantine325 viewscommemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius
built in 315
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Italy, Rome - Arch of Constantine with Colosseum in the background381 views2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Arch of Dolabella206 views(the Porta Caelimontana)
built by consul Publius Cornelius Dolabella in 10 AD.
It was part of Aqua Marcia and later Aqua Claudia leading to Palatin.
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Italy, Rome - Arch of Septimius Severus247 viewsbuilt in 203 AD to commemorate the Parthian victories1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Arch of Titus576 viewsArch of Titus in Rome depicting the spoils of Jerusalem's temple.
Photo taken September 2005
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Italy, Rome - Arch of Titus259 viewsbuilt by Domitianus
commemorate victory of Titus in Jerusalem in the first Jewish–Roman War
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Italy, Rome - Arch of Titus244 viewsThe Arch of Titus, on the Via Sacra, Rome, just to the south-east of the Roman Forum, was completed by Domitian in 96 A.D. to commemorate Titus' victories, including the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. The Arch of Titus has provided the general model for many of the triumphal arches erected since the 16th century—perhaps most famously it is the inspiration for the 1806 Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, completed in 1836.Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Augustus' Mausoleum420 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Rome - Basilica Ulpia and Trajan's column205 viewsChurch of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum in the background.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Baths of Caracalla189 viewsbuilt between 212 AD and 216 AD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baths_of_Caracalla
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Italy, Rome - Baths of Caracalla147 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baths_of_CaracallaJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Baths of Caracalla152 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baths_of_CaracallaJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Capitoline Venus140 viewsCapitoline museumsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Circus Maximus126 views600m x 200m
+- 320000 spectators
last race in 549 AD
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Italy, Rome - Coliseum94 viewsColiseum 1999randy h2
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum155 viewsbuilt between 70 AD and 80 AD1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum159 views50000 spectators

It has been estimated that about 500000 people and over a million wild animals died in the Colosseum games.
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum119 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum262 views3 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum117 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum115 viewshall inside colloseumJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum193 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum 1504 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum 2426 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum 3389 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum 4392 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum Arch of Constantine273 viewsOne of my favorite photos I took in Rome, a view of the Arch of Constantine as seen looking out from inside the Colosseum. 1 commentsfordicus
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Italy, Rome - Colosseum with arch of Constantine in the background114 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Column of Marcus Aurelius131 viewsIt was built in 176 or later after death of Marcus Aurelius to celebrate victory over Marcomani and Quadi and Sarmatians. Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Curia727 viewsThe place where the Senate held its meetings.
Notice the three different kinds of marble used for the pavement. The beheaded statue should be Trajan's.
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Italy, Rome - Diana129 viewsCapitoline museumsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Domitian's palace123 viewson PalatinJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Domitian's stadium on Palatin126 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Esquiline Venus154 viewsCapitoline museumsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Forum126 views1999

I think this is ( or near) The Forum - Temple of Saturn
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Italy, Rome - Forum112 viewsruins of The Forum - Temple of Saturn being excavated 1999

We were unable to get close, I think this pic was taken from the sidewalk by hte main road that ran by.
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Italy, Rome - Forum of Augustus111 viewsIt includes the Temple of Mars UltorJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Ludus Magnus Gladiatorum390 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
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Italy, Rome - marble busts109 viewsVatican MuseumsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Mausoleum of Hadrian and Pons Aelius97 viewsbuilt between 135 AD and 139 AD
bridge was built in 134 AD

Hadrian and Sabina,
Antoninus Pius and Faustina,
Lucius Verus,
Marcus Aurelius,
Commodus,
Septimius Severus and
Caracalla were buried here.
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Italy, Rome - National Museum of Rome, Suicide of a Gaul 116 viewsPallazo Altemps

Roman copy of Hellenistic original 230-220 BC, one of the bronze groups commissioned from Greek sculptors by Pergamon king Attalus I after his recent victories over the Gauls of Galatia.
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Italy, Rome - original ancient door from Curia142 viewsnow it is in Basilica of St. John Lateran ... seat of Pope until he moved to Vatican1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme - Discobolos103 viewsPalazzo Massimo alle TermeJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Hermaphrodite136 viewsPalazzo Massimo alle TermeJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, sarcophagus 92 viewsPalazzo Massimo alle Terme

there is also great collection of roman coins.
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Italy, Rome - Pantheon289 viewsM AGRIPPA COS TERTIVM FECIT

The original Pantheon was built by Marcus Agrippa and later restored and rebuilt by Hadrian added and engineered the worlds largest unsupported domed roof. He kept the original dedication to Agrippa. A marvel of engineering and a sight to see.
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Italy, Rome - Pantheon96 viewsbuilt by Agrippa 27 BC
rebuilt by Hadrian into present shape in 123 AD

remains of Neptune's basilica
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Italy, Rome - Pantheon170 viewsbuilt by Agrippa 27 BC
rebuilt by Hadrian into present shape in 123 AD

M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM FECIT

In 609 panteon was converted into church of St. Mary and the Martyrs.
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Italy, Rome - Pantheon118 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Pantheon inside296 viewsInterior view of Hadrian's dome and ocular center. An engeneering masterpiece, the concrete gets thinner as it rises. The open ocular in the center allows light to flood into this massive ancient space. The walls at the bottom are about 12 feet thick. The interior is completely ancient from the marble floors to the walls and dome. Origianlly dedicated to all the god's it is now a Catholic church.Titus Pullo
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Italy, Rome - part of Aqua Claudia (aquaduct) near Basilica of St. John Lateran67 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Pons Aemilius203 viewsthe oldest stone-bridge in Rome
bridge with six wholly stone arches was comleted in 142 BC
bridge was destroyd in 1598 AD by flood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pons_Aemilius
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Italy, Rome - Pons Fabricius79 viewsOldest bridge in Rome - built in 62 BC and still existing in its original state.Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Porta Asinaria101 viewsgate in the Aurelian Walls built 270-273 AD

(near San Giovanni in Laterano)
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Italy, Rome - Porta San Giovanni82 viewsgate in the Aurelian Wall
gate was built for pope Gregory XIII

(near San Giovanni in Laterano)
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Italy, Rome - Porta San Paolo89 viewsgate in Aurelian wallsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Porticus Octaviae90 viewsBuilt by Augustus in the name of his sister, Octavia Minor, after 27 BC.Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome - Pyramid of Cestius96 viewsbuilt in 12 BC by Gaius Cestius Epulo
base: 29.6 m (100 Roman feet)
high: 37 m (125 Roman feet)

inscription:
C · CESTIVS · L · F · POB · EPULO · PR · TR · PL
VII · VIR · EPOLONVM

OPVS · APSOLVTVM · EX · TESTAMENTO · DIEBVS · CCCXXX
ARBITRATV
PONTI · P · F · CLA · MELAE · HEREDIS · ET · POTHI · L

inscription from 1663: INSTAVRATVM · AN · DOMINI · MDCLXIII
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Italy, Rome - Republican temples97 viewsLargo di Torre Argentina

Wikipedia: "Temple of Juturna built by Gaius Lutatius Catulus after his victory against the Carthaginians in 241 BC. It was later rebuilt into a church, whose apse is still present.

Circular temple with six columns remaining, was built by Quintus Lutatius Catulus in 101 BC to celebrate his victory over Cimbri; it was Aedes Fortunae Huiusce Diei, a temple devoted to the "Luck of the Current Day"."

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