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Italy, Rome, Column of Antoninus Pius, Cortile della Pigna, Vatican Museums36 viewsAbove are the four sides of the base of the Column of Antoninus Pius (Columna Antonini Pii) which was erected in the Campus Martius in memory of Antoninus Pius by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus c.A.D.158 on the twentieth anniversary of his reign. Constructed of red granite, the column was 14.75 metres high and 1.90m in diameter, unlike the otherwise similar column of Trajan it had no decorating reliefs. The masons' inscription shows that it was quarried out in A.D.106 and architecturally it belonged to the Ustrinum which was 25m north of it on the same orientation. It was surmounted by a statue of Antoninus Pius. Previous to the 18th century the base was completely buried, but the lower part of the shaft projected about 6m above the ground. In 1703, when some buildings were demolished in the area of Montecitorio, the rest of the column and the base were discovered and excavated. The base still survives and is now housed in the Cortile della Pigna in the Vatican Museums.*Alex
Scotland, Falkirk, Section of the Antonine Wall40 viewsThe Antonine Wall was built by the Romans across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland, between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. Representing the northernmost frontier barrier of the Roman Empire, it spanned approximately 63 kilometres (39 miles) and was about 3 metres (10 feet) high and 5 metres (16 feet) wide.
Construction began in AD 142 at the order of the Emperor Antoninus Pius, and took about 12 years to complete.
Most of the wall and its associated fortifications have been destroyed over time, but some remains are still visible. Many of these have come under the care of Historic Scotland and the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
1 comments*Alex
Turkey, Ankara, Tombstones.33 viewsSituated in the town's palestra, a short distance away from the Roman Baths, are a large selection of Roman tombstones some of which are very interesting.
Photographs by Will Hooton
Turkey, Ankara, Roman Baths30 viewsPhotograph by Will Hooton*Alex
Syria, The Ma'abed - Temple at Marathos (Amrit)35 viewsOne of the most important excavations at Marathos (Amrit) was the Phoenician temple, commonly referred to the "ma'abed," dedicated to the god Melqart of Tyre and Eshmun. The colonnaded temple, excavated between 1955 and 1957, consists of a large court cut out of rock measuring 47 × 49 metres (154 × 161 ft) and over 3 metres (9.8 ft) deep, surrounded by a covered portico. In the center of the court a well-preserved cube-shaped cella stands. The open-air courtyard was filled with the waters of a local, traditionally sacred spring, a unique feature of this site. The temple—which was dated to the late 4th century BC, a period following the Persian expansion into Syria—shows major Achaemenid influence in its layout and decoration. According to Dutch archaeologist, Peter Akkermans, the temple is the "best-preserved monumental structure from the Phoenician homeland."

Photo by Jerzy Strzelecki
Joe Sermarini
Spain, Santiponce, Italica, Amphitheatre from outside33 viewsjmuona
Spain, Santiponce, Italica.33 viewsThe corridor gladiators used to enter the theatre. May, 2002.jmuona
Spain, Santiponce, Italica, amphitheatre.33 viewsView from the areana. jmuona
Spain, Santiponce, Italica, amphitheatre.32 viewsView from higher up. Originally it seated 25.000 people and was the 3rd largest in the Empire. May, 2002.jmuona
France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.584 viewsVia Domitia going downhill towards the bridgeBohemond
France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - Bridge over Vidourle river.730 viewsUsed to have eleven arches and still used untill the middle ages. From this bridge the via Domitia goes upwards to the settlement1 commentsBohemond
France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.638 viewsSee those wagontracks as road goes upwards from the bridge towards the settlement on the top of the hillBohemond
France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.636 viewsVia Domitia winding its way uphillBohemond
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New World, Maya, Altun Ha, Belize545 viewsMayadigger - Altun Ha "Rock Water", was another ancient Maya city that encompassed nearly 700 years of occupation. Lovely in situation, it's population at it's height was close to 20,000 citizens. It was another leading trade center. Mayadigger
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New World, Maya, Altun Ha, Belize, Masks519 viewsAnother example of the "Pre-Classic Masks" that tell us that this city was established at least 200 AD.Mayadigger
Italy, Ostia - Alexander and Helix's inn629 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
Strength And Honour
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento, Temple of Concordia218 viewsDue to its good state of preservation, the Temple of Concordia is ranked amongst the most notable edifices of the Greek civilization existing today. It has a peristatis of 6 x 13 columns built over a basement of 39.44 x 16.91 m; each Doric column has twenty grooves and a slight entasis, and is surmounted by an architrave with triglyphs and metopes; also perfectly preserved are the tympani. The cella, preceded by a pronaos, is accessed by a single step; also existing are the pylons with the stairs which allowed to reach the roof and, over the cella's walls and in the blocks of the peristasis entablature, the holes for the wooden beam of the ceiling. The exterior and the interior of the temple were covered by polychrome stucco. The upper frame had gutters with lion-like protomes, while the roof was covered by marble tiles.

When the temple was turned into a church the entrance was moved to the rear, and the rear wall of the cella was destroyed. The spaces between the columns were closed, while 12 arched openings were created in the cella, in order to obtain a structure with one nave and two aisles. The pagan altar was destroyed and sacristies were carved out in the eastern corners. The sepultures visible inside and outside the temple date to the High Middle Age.
2 commentsJoe Sermarini
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Juno Lacinia130 viewsThis temple was constructed on a mostly artificial spur. It dates to c. 450 BC, measuring 38.15 x 16.90 m: it is in Doric style, peripteros 6 columns wide by 13 long, preceded by a pronaos and opisthodomos. The basement has four steps.

Current remains (including anastylosis from the 18th Century onwards) consist of the front colonnade with parts of the architrave and of the frieze. Only fragments of the other three sides survive, with few elements of the cella. The building was damaged in the fire of 406 BC and restored in Roman times, with the substitution of clay marble roof tiles with ones and the addition of a steep rise in the area where today can be seen the remains of the altar.

Nearby are arcosolia and other sepultures from Byzantine times, belonging to the late 6th century AD renovation of the Temple of Concordia into a Christian church.
Joe Sermarini
Turkey, Pergamum - Acropolis146 viewsMay 2011FlaviusDomitianus
Turkey, Hierapolis - theatre180 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Crete - Phaistos264 viewsMinoan palaceJohny SYSEL
Cyprus, Paphos - tomb76 viewsJohny SYSEL
Cyprus - Paphos - tomb349 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.Johny SYSEL
Greece, Thasos - theatre181 viewsphoto was taken in 2000
now theatre is reconstructed :-(
Croatia, Salona - Amphitheatre310 viewsSplit in the backgroundJohny SYSEL
Motya Charioteer marble sculpture32 viewsThe remarkable and exquisite Motya Charioteer marble sculpture found in 1979 is world famous and is on display at the local Giuseppe Whitaker museum.

Motya was an ancient and powerful city on an island off the west coast of Sicily, between Drepanum (modern Trapani) and Lilybaeum (modern Marsala). The island was renamed San Pantaleo in the 11th century by Basilian monks. It lies in the Stagnone Lagoon, and is within the comune of Marsala. The island is nearly 850 metres (2,790 ft) long and 750 metres (2,460 ft) wide, and about 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) (six stadia) from the mainland of Sicily. It was joined to the mainland in ancient times by an artificial causeway (paved road), by which chariots with large wheels could reach the town.

Photo by: AEK
Released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Joe Sermarini
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Apollo164 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
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Hera158 viewsgreek colony Poseidonia
temple built +- 550 BC
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Apollo174 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
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Athena161 viewsgreek colony Poseidonia
built +- 500 BC
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Athena156 viewsgreek colony Poseidonia
built +- 500 BC

this temple was used as church but temple of Apollo and Hera weren't.
Italy, Sicily, Syracuse - temple of Athena174 viewsbuilt in 480 BC
in 7. century AD adapted to basilica
Italy, Sicily, Syracuse - temple of Apollo143 viewsfrom 6. century BC
adapted to a church in Byzantine times and to a mosque under Arab rule
Italy, Sicily, Syracuse - amphitheatre159 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Syracuse - Ear of Dionysius165 viewscave in stone quarries, also used as prisons in ancient timesJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Syracuse - greek theatre156 viewsbuilt in the 5. century BC
15000 spectrators
one of the largest greek theatres
Italy, Sicily, Taormina - theatre - Etna in the background156 viewscalled Greek theatre but was built by Romans - maybe greek foundationsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Taormina - theatre186 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Villa Casale - room of the 10 girls in bikinis181 viewsbuilt 301-325 AD
it was centre of huge latifundium but later it was used for holiday in byzantine and arabic times. It was abandoned in twelfth century.
Italy, Sicily, Villa Casale135 viewsbuilt 301-325 AD
it was centre of huge latifundium but later it was used for holiday in byzantine and arabic times. It was abandoned in twelfth century.
Italy, Sicily, Casale - roman villa - Basin at the entrance240 viewsbuilt 301-325 AD
it was centre of huge latifundium but later it was used for holiday in byzantine and arabic times. It was abandoned in twelfth century.
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Concordia340 viewsgreek colony Akragas
temple from 5. century BC
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Castor and Pollux408 viewsbuilt +- 450 BCJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Heracles371 viewsbuilt in 5. century BCJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Concordia487 viewsgreek colony - Akragas
temple from 5. century BC
6 x 13 columns built over a basament of 39.44 x 16.91 m
temple was turned into church in the 6th century AD
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - remains of city wall527 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Juno331 viewsbuilt in the 5. century BC and burnt in 406 BC by the Carthaginians
used for the celebration of weddings
Italy, Pompeii - cemetary187 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Pompeii - storage at forum200 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Pompeii - temple of Apollo199 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Pompeii - Forum182 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Pompeii - villa of Meneander177 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Pompeii - Amphitheatre169 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Pompeii - Forum173 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Pompeii - Odeon179 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Pompeii - Vesuv in the background182 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre224 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre391 viewsSpartacus fought there.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre270 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre335 viewsThe second largest amphitheatre ... arena is only 10m shorter and 8m narrower than colosseumJohny SYSEL
Austria, Vienna (Vindobona) - remains of Roman house from 2nd - 4th century521 viewsWien - Michaelerplatz Johny SYSEL
Austria, Vienna (Vindobona) - remains of Roman house from 2nd - 4th century467 viewsWien - Michaelerplatz Johny SYSEL
England, London (Londinium) - city walls432 viewsmodern bronze statue of Trajan

next to Tower Hill - station of London underground
Greece, Kos - Asclepieion - mosaique of Satyr?226 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Hierapolis - theatre178 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Hierapolis - main street174 viewsHierapolis was used as spa since Hellenistic times.Johny SYSEL
Turkey, Hierapolis - main street179 viewsHierapolis was used as spa since Hellenistic times.Johny SYSEL
Turkey, Hierapolis - roman bath158 views(northern bath)Johny SYSEL
Turkey, Hierapolis - necropolis176 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Hierapolis - necropolis173 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Hierapolis - necropolis185 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Crete, Knossos - palace256 viewscenter of Minoan culture - the first civilization in Europe
Old palace is from 19th to 16th centuries BC
Greece, Crete, Knossos - palace252 viewscenter of Minoan culture - the first civilization in Europe
Old palace is from 19th to 16th centuries BC
Greece, Philippi201 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.
Greece, Thasos - agora171 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Kos - Asclepieion272 viewsparts of column, temple in the back ground.
Kos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Kos - agora250 viewsKos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.Johny SYSEL
Cyprus, Paphos - theatre314 viewsJohny SYSEL
Cyprus, Paphos - tomb343 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage) - bath of Antoninus223 viewsJohny SYSEL
Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage) - bath of Antoninus235 viewsJohny SYSEL
Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage)348 viewsCarthage was completely destroyed 146 BC so all excavations are from roman times.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Ravenna, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia138 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.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Ravenna, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia137 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.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Ravenna, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia64 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.
Italy, Ravenna, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia62 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
Iran, Naqsh-e-Rostam, Fars Province31 viewsThe tomb of Dareios I (522-486 BC)is the only one identified with certainty from the head of the relief. The others are believed to be those of Xerxes I (486-465 BC), Artaxerxes I (465-424 BC), and Dareios II (423-404 BC).Schatz
Iran, Naqsh-e-Rostam, Fars Province36 viewsThe top of this tomb shows king Dareios I worshiping in front of a fire altar with Ahura Mazda’s symbol above.Schatz
Iran, Naqsh-e-Rajab, Fars Province60 viewsThe investiture of Ardashir I (left) by Ahura Mazda2 commentsSchatz
Greece, Olympia - start line at Olympic stadium203 viewsgrooves hold Athlets' toes during startJohny SYSEL
Greece, Olympia - Entrence to Olypmic stadium207 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Olympia - temple of Hera198 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Olympia - tholos183 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Istanbul - the Column of Marcian38 viewsThe column of emperor Marcian, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey.

The Column of Marcian was dedicated to Marcian, built by the praefectus urbi Tatianus, sometime between 450 and 452. It still stands in modern Istanbul, though the statue of Marcian which originally topped it has been lost. Marcian also had a statue in the Forum of Arcadius, which contained the statues of several of Arcadius' successors.

Joe Sermarini
Israel - Bar'am Synagogue343 viewsThis is one of the oldest synagogues in all of Israel.aarmale
Israel, Tzipporri - Tzipporri Mosaic193 viewsA mosaic found in Tzipporri, Israel.aarmale
Italy, Sicily, View of Solanto from the ruins of Soluntum (aka Solus, Solous, and Kefra)64 viewsView of Solanto from the ruins of Soluntum (aka Solus, Solous, and Kefra), Sicily

Solus (or Soluntum, near modern Solanto) was an ancient city on the north coast of Sicily, one of the three chief Phoenician settlements on the island, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) east of Panormus (modern Palermo). It lay 183 meters (600 ft) above sea level, on the southeast side of Monte Catalfano 373 meters (1,225 ft), in a naturally strong situation, and commanding a fine view. The date of its founding is unknown. Solus was one of the few colonies that the Phoenicians retained when they withdrew to the northwest corner of the island before the advance of the Greek colonies in Sicily. Together with Panormus and Motya, it allied with the Carthaginians. In 396 B.C. Dionysius took the city but it probably soon broke away again to Carthage and was usually part of their dominions on the island. In 307 B.C. it was given to the soldiers and mercenaries of Agathocles, who had made peace with the Carthage when abandoned by their leader in Africa. During the First Punic War it was still subject to Carthage, and it was not until after the fall of Panormus that Soluntum also opened its gates to the Romans. It continued to under Roman dominion as a municipal town, but apparently one of no great importance, as its name is only slightly and occasionally mentioned by Cicero. But it is still noticed both by Pliny and Ptolemy, as well as at a later period by the Itineraries. Its destruction probably dates from the time of the Saracens.

Excavations have brought to light considerable remains of the ancient town, belonging entirely to the Roman period, and a good deal still remains unexplored. The traces of two ancient roads, paved with large blocks of stone, which led up to the city, may still be followed, and the whole summit of Monte Catalfano is covered with fragments of ancient walls and foundations of buildings. Among these may be traced the remains of two temples, of which some capitals and portions of friezes, have been discovered. An archaic oriental Artemis sitting between a lion and a panther, found here, is in the museum at Palermo, with other antiquities from this site. An inscription, erected by the citizens in honor of Fulvia Plautilla, the wife of Caracalla, was found there in 1857. With the exception of the winding road by which the town was approached on the south, the streets, despite the unevenness of the ground, which in places is so steep that steps have to be introduced, are laid out regularly, running from east to west and from north to south, and intersecting at right angles. They are as a rule paved with slabs of stone. The houses were constructed of rough walling, which was afterwards plastered over; the natural rock is often used for the lower part of the walls. One of the largest of them, with a peristyle, was in 1911, though wrongly, called the gymnasium. Near the top of the town are some cisterns cut in the rock, and at the summit is a larger house than usual, with mosaic pavements and paintings on its walls. Several sepulchres also have been found.


Photo by Allie Caulfield from Germany.
Joe Sermarini
England, Roman Baths, Bath (1)162 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.
Greece, Gortys (Peloponnese Arcadia) - sanctuary of Asclepius365 viewsGortys lost its influence after foundation of Megalopolis in 371 BC.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Kizilcakuyu (Euromus, Caria) The Temple of Zeus Lepsinos103 viewsThe Temple of Zeus Lepsinos at Euromus was built on the site of an earlier Carian temple in the 2nd century AD during the reign of the emperor Hadrian.1 commentsJoe Sermarini
Greece, Bassae - Temple of Apollo Epikuros406 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.
Greece, Messene - Arcadian gate228 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Messene - ancient spring221 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Messene - Stadium - "VIP sector"225 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Messene - theatre227 viewsentrance to koilon - auditoriumJohny SYSEL
Greece, Messene - Stadium - votiv column219 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Messene - Stadium260 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Messene - Ekklesiasterion247 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Rome, Temple of Apollo Sosiano49 viewsBohemian
Greece, Mycenian bridge220 viewsbetween Nafplio and EpidaurusJohny SYSEL
Greece, Tiryns172 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.
Greece, Mycenae - tomb of Klytaimnéstra211 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Mycenae - Lion gate211 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Epidaurus - theatre330 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Corinth - Peirene fountain - Acrocorinth in the background286 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Corinth - temlpe of Apollo - Acrocorinth in the background318 viewsCorinth was completely destroyed by Romans in 146 BC - except this temple. Romans built new Corinth 100 years later.Johny SYSEL
Greece, Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus321 viewscompleted by HadrianusJohny SYSEL
Greece, Athens - Theatre of Dionysus312 views17000 spectratorsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Athens - Temple of Hephaestus and Athena Ergane528 viewsalso Theseion
Temple was used as church in christian times.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Athens - Odeon of Herodes Atticus578 viewsBuilt in 161 AD1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Athens - Parthenon476 viewsTemple of Athena built by Perikles.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Athens - tower of the Winds349 viewson the Roman agora,
built in 50 BC - maybe earlier
Greece, Delphi - Ionian column and treasure of Athens284 viewsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Delphi - temple of Apollo370 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Delphi - tholos333 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Greece, Delphi - theatre375 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Perge city overview115 viewsRoman rule of Perge began in 188 BC, and most of the surviving ruins today date from this period. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Perge remained inhabited until Seljuk times, before being gradually abandoned.

Joe Sermarini
Turkey, Misis, Roman bridge over the Pyramus39 viewsRoman bridge in Misis-Mopsuestia over the Pyramus. Constantius II built this magnificent bridge over the Pyramus (Malalas, Chronographia, XIII; P.G., XCVII, 488) afterwards it was restored by Justinian (Procopius, De Edificiis, V. 5) and it has been restored again recently. Joe Sermarini
Israel, Legionary Camp of X Fretensis at Masada122 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.

Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -
Joe Sermarini
Israel, The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem170 viewsPhoto by Andrew Shiva.Joe Sermarini
Turkey, Hadrian's Gate in Antalya126 viewsHadrian's Gate in Antalya
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
Ingo Mehling - 17 May 2012
Joe Sermarini
Turkey, Yakapinar (Mopsos) - Mosaics depicting Noah's Ark in the Misis Mosaic Museum126 viewsMosaics depicting Noah's Ark from ancient Mopsos in the Misis Mosaic Museum.1 commentsJoe Sermarini
Turkey, Ephesus - theatre184 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - street leading to harbour208 viewsIn ancient times Ephesus had harbour but alluviums of local river moved coast 5,6 km further.Johny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - theatre229 views44000 spectators - maybe the largest ancient theatreJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - theatre194 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - street leading from harbour to agora176 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - Library of Celsus224 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - Library of Celsus198 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - Library of Celsus218 viewsThis building had two-storied façade but was three-storied.
built ca. CE 125 by Gaius Julius Aquila
once held nearly 12,000 scrolls
Turkey, Ephesus - Gate of Augustus237 viewsgate to agoraJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - temple of Hadrian219 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - street connecting upper and lower town232 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - street in upper town225 viewsJohny SYSEL
Turkey, Ephesus - temple of Artemis - 1 of the 7 wonders of ancien world383 viewsWe can only dream up what it was once.2 commentsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Rome, Arch of Titus344 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 1836.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Germany, Trier - Porta Nigra518 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
Germany, Trier - Porta Nigra466 viewsthe other side of the gateW. Kutschenko
Germany, Trier - Basilika472 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
Germany, Trier - Basilika521 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
Germany, Trier - Basilika453 viewsLater on, the archbishop used it as his administrative center and it was enlarged by three palace wings after 1614W. Kutschenko
Germany, Trier - Imperial baths447 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
Germany, Trier - Amphitheater476 viewsthe entranceW. Kutschenko
Germany, Trier - Amphitheater521 viewsUnder the ArenaW. Kutschenko
Germany, Trier - Amphitheater452 viewsThe way into arenaW. Kutschenko
Germany, Trier - Amphitheater518 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
Italy, Rome, Colosseum241 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Rome, Colosseum166 viewshall inside colloseumJohny SYSEL
Italy, Rome, Colosseum167 viewsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Rome, Colosseum with arch of Constantine in the background164 viewsJohny SYSEL
Iran, Naqsh-e-Rostam, Fars Province41 viewsTwo-panel equestrian relief showing the exploits of Bahram II, most likely against a Roman on the upper part, on the lower panel perhaps against an Indo-Sasanian ruler.Schatz
Iran, Bisitun, Kermanshah Province31 viewsMithradates II depicted receiving dignitaries. The relief is partly erased by the 17th cent. Safavid addition.

Sorry, the Bisitun pics are in reverse order. The Herakles sculpture should be the first of the bunch.
Iran, Bisitun35 viewsThe Parthian figures to the right of the Safavid plate are thought to represent king Gotarzes II (38 - 51 AD) on horseback after his victory over Meherdates, having his head adorned with a wreath or diadem by an angel. The head of another horseman’s head is visible on the left side.
Iran, Bisitun37 viewsCloser view of the main relief showing King Dareios I with his defeated rivals. Unfortunately there were no camera drones when this picture was taken.
Iran, Naqsh-e-Rostam, Fars Province44 viewsThe investiture of Narseh (293-303 AD) by the goddess AnahitaSchatz
Iran, Bisitun (Behistun), Kermanshah Province35 viewsOn the road from Hamadan (ancient Ekbatana) to the city of Kermanshah halfway up Mount Bisitun a number of unique bas reliefs from about 520 BC catch the eye. The Achaemenid king Dareios I (522 - 486 BC) had the largest one chiseled into the face of the mountain to tell the world of his triumph over his rival Gaumata and nine other rebels. The sensational part of the relief are the extensive cuneiform inscriptions above, below, and to the sides of the figures. They are in Elamite, Babylonian, and Old Persian, the latter a language which was created on the king’s order since up to then there was no written Persian language. The creation is a mixture of Elamite, Babylonian, and Aramaic. It was not deciphered until the middle of the 18th cent. AD by a British officer, adventurer, and amateur archeologist Sir Henry Rawlinson.
Iran, Naqsh-e-Rostam, Fars Province39 viewsOn a steep rock face just a few miles north of Persepolis lies the necropolis of the Achaemenid kings consisting of the tombs of Dareios I and three of his successors (the fourth tomb is around the corner). Some time after this picture was taken, the sandy hill in front of the rock was removed so that one could see the Sasanian rock reliefs between and below the tombs from a distance.
Iran, Bisitun33 viewsAlong the path to the main attraction there are two badly preserved Parthian reliefs, most likely from the first cent. BC and the first cent. AD. They show king Mithradates II (ca. 123 - 90 BC) receiving a delegation of four dignitaries (to the left of the defacing 17. cent. AD Safavid plate). The inscription on top of the Mithradates’ relief is in Greek.
Italy, Rome, Arch of Constantine with Colosseum in the background489 views2 commentsJohny SYSEL
Iran, Bisitun, Kermanshah Province37 viewsAt the entrance to the bas relief face of Mount Bisotun, some yards up, a sculpture of Herakles rests on a lion skin, cup in hand, club, bow and quiver behind him. It dates back to the year 148 BC.Schatz
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