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Greece, Kos, Gymnasium of Kos, archaeologic site in Kos city, Kos island 33 viewsGymnasium of Kos, archaeologic site in Kos city, Kos island.Joe Sermarini
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Greece, Kos - Asclepieion - mosaique of Satyr?226 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Kos - Asclepieion272 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 - agora250 viewsKos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Gortys (Peloponnese Arcadia) - sanctuary of Asclepius365 viewsGortys lost its influence after foundation of Megalopolis in 371 BC.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Epirus, Kassope Street in Kassope and view to the south21 viewsGreece, Epirus, Kassope Street in Kassope and view to the south

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Kassope or Cassope was an ancient Greek city in Epirus. Kassope occupies a magnificent and remote site on a high platform overlooking the sea, the Ambracian Gulf and the fertile lands to the south, and with the slopes of the Zalongo mountain to the north. It is considered one of the best remaining examples of a city built on a rectilinear street grid of a Hippodamian plan in Greece. The first settlements on the site are from the Paleolithic. However the city of Kassope was founded in the middle of the 4th century B.C. as the capital of the Kassopaeans, a sub-tribe of the Thesprotians. It belonged to the Aetolian League. Cassope or Cassopia is mentioned in the war carried on by Cassander against Alcetas II of Epirus, in 312 B.C. The city flourished in the 3rd century BC, when large public buildings were built. Kassope also minted its own coins. It was destroyed by Roman forces in 168-167 B.C. Kassope was abandoned in 31 B.C. when the remaining inhabitants resettled to Nikopolis the region’s new capital. The visible remains include the Cyclopean walls, an agora, a theater, the prytaneion.
Joe Sermarini
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Greece, Epidaurus - theatre330 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Didyma, The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Didyma259 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didyma2 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Greece, Delphi - tholos333 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - theatre375 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - The Theatre at Delphi overlooking the Temple of Apollo with the Treasury of the Athenians in the background228 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - The Temple of Apollo at Delphi231 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - The Stadium at Delphi227 viewsLooking from the marker at the farthest end from the starting line.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - The Head of the Charioteer of Delphi240 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.
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Greece, Delphi - The Charioteer of Delphi281 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.
1 commentsLloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - The Charioteer of Delphi213 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 - temple of Apollo370 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - Profile of the Charioteer of Delphi320 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 - overlooking the Temple of Apollo280 views1 commentsLloyd T
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Greece, Delphi - Ionian column and treasure of Athens284 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delos water cistern248 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, Delos - Wall in the Maritime Quarter297 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 - the ancient theatre219 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos - Temple of Issis249 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 - On the Ascent to the Summit of Mt Kinthos217 viewsThis sort of material is to be found everywhere on the site of ancient Delos.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delos - On the Ascent of Mt Kinthos220 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos - Mosaic Floor in the Maritime Quarter246 viewsInterestingly this mosaic floor features the symbol of Tanit a Carthaginian goddess.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delos - Maritime Quarter Streetscape249 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos - household well238 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 - Grotto of Hercules256 viewsTo be found at the foot of the approach of Mt Kinthos.Lloyd T
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Greece, Delos - from the summit of Mt Kinthos269 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 - detail of the ancient pathway to Mt Kinthos291 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos - an altar224 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Crete, Knossos - palace256 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 - palace252 viewscenter of Minoan culture - the first civilization in Europe
Old palace is from 19th to 16th centuries BC
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Greece, Crete - Phaistos264 viewsMinoan palaceJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Corinth – the Bema57 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.
Abu Galyon
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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
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Greece, Corinth - Peirene fountain - Acrocorinth in the background286 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Cape Sounion - The Temple of Poseidon302 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, 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassae
Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens, The Pnyx - outer stone retaining wall.242 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, Athens, The Parthenon48 viewsGrant H
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Greece, Athens, The Approach to the Pynx from the Agora246 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 Acropolis from the Pnyx.209 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, Kerameikos Ancient cemetery of Athens.47 viewsKerameikos Ancient cemetery of Athens, Mans best friend guarding his masters last resting place for twenty five hundred years.Grant H
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Greece, Athens, Heinrich Schliemanns house.46 viewsReverse die of an Athenian Tetradrachm Heinrich Schliemanns house Grant H
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Greece, Athens, Heinrich Schliemanns house.45 viewsHeinrich Schliemanns coin cabinet at his family home,Athens Greece,where the national numismatic collection is housed.Grant H
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GREECE, Athens, Burial Monument of Dionysios of Kollitos.43 viewsBurial Monument of Dionysios of Kollitos at the first cemetery of Athens Kerameikos.Grant H
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Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, North West Corner of the Parthenon786 views1 comments
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Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, East Front of the Parthenon Restored and Dissected792 viewsJoe Sermarini
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Greece, Athens - tower of the Winds349 viewson the Roman agora,
built in 50 BC - maybe earlier
Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - Theatre of Dionysus312 views17000 spectratorsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - The Temple of Olympian Zeus 212 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Athens - The Gate of Schliemann's House - Athens237 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.
Lloyd T
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Greece, Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus321 viewscompleted by HadrianusJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - Temple of Hephaestus and Athena Ergane528 viewsalso Theseion
Temple was used as church in christian times.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - Parthenon476 viewsTemple of Athena built by Perikles.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - Odeon of Herodes Atticus578 viewsBuilt in 161 AD1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - Entrance to the Athens Numismatic Museum730 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 - Acropolis, The Erectheum846 views
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Greece, Athens - Acropolis, Parthenon, Slab of the North Parthenon Frieze663 views
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Greece, Amphipolis: The Lion of Amphipolis181 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, Amphipolis, Lion of Amphipolis - Via Egnatia, west side of the Strymonas river71 viewsAmphipolis is best known for being a magnificent ancient Greek polis (city), and later a Roman city, whose impressive remains can still be seen. It is famous in history for events such as the battle between the Spartans and Athenians in 422 B.C., and also as the place where Alexander the Great prepared for campaigns leading to his invasion of Asia. Alexander's three finest admirals, Nearchus, Androsthenes and Laomedon, resided in this city and it is also the place where, after Alexander's death, his wife Roxane and their small son Alexander IV were exiled and later murdered. Excavations in and around the city have revealed important buildings, ancient walls and tombs. The finds are displayed at the archaeological museum of Amphipolis. At the nearby vast Kasta burial mound, an important ancient Macedonian tomb has recently been revealed. The unique and beautiful "Lion of Amphipolis" monument nearby is a popular destination for visitors.
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Joe Sermarini
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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
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Germany, Trier - Porta Nigra466 viewsthe other side of the gateW. Kutschenko
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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
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Germany, Trier - Basilika453 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 - 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
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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
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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater521 viewsUnder the ArenaW. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater452 viewsThe way into arenaW. Kutschenko
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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
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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater476 viewsthe entranceW. Kutschenko
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Germany, Berlin, The propylon of the Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros from the Pergamon Acropolis, Pergamon Museum Berlin123 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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France, Vienne196 viewsarchesvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal - public toilet200 viewspublic toiletvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal208 viewsmosaicvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal208 viewsmosaicvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal195 viewshousesvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal211 viewsfrescoes and mosaicsvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal188 viewsstatuevacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal210 viewsroad... did it lead to Rome?vacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal195 viewsmosaics and pillarsvacationchick
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France, Sommiéres - Roman bridge641 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 Bridge543 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, Pont du Gard - aqueduct201 viewsvacationchick
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France, Pont du Gard - aqueduct186 viewsvacationchick
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France, Paris, Roman Baths60 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, Paris, Arena of Lutetia70 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, Orange - Triumphal Arch255 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, Nimes, Maison Carrée, Temple226 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes, Maison Carrée, Temple179 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes, Maison Carrée, Temple180 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - The Castellum181 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, Nimes - Temple of Diane172 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - Roman tower190 viewsMont Cavalier is crowned by the Tour Magne ("Great Tower"), a ruined Roman tower.vacationchick
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France, Nimes - Jardins de la Fontaine183 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 Fontaine176 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 Fontaine161 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 - Arena museum203 viewsvacationchick
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France, Nimes - Arena195 viewsNimes Arenavacationchick
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France, Nemausus - Tour Magne226 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, Nemausus - Relief on the Amphitheatre282 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 - Crocodile Fountain246 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 - Bollard294 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 - Amphitheatre241 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, La Turbie - Trophée des Alpes229 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, Glanum - Tomb Monument264 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, Glanum - Temple234 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, Arles, Aquaduct313 viewsvacationchick
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France, Arles - Theatre250 viewsArles Theatrevacationchick
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France, Arles - The Baths of Constantine257 viewsArles: The Baths of Constantinevacationchick
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France, Arles - The Baths of Constantine243 viewsArles: The Baths of Constantinevacationchick
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France, Arles - Arena282 viewsvacationchick
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France, Arles - Arena252 viewsArles Arenavacationchick
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France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.584 viewsVia Domitia going downhill towards the bridgeBohemond
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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
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France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.636 viewsVia Domitia winding its way uphillBohemond
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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
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England, Roman Baths, Bath (2)148 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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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.
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England, London (Londinium) - city walls432 viewsmodern bronze statue of Trajan

next to Tower Hill - station of London underground
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England, County of Kent, Dover: Roman Lighthouse97 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, Colchester, Balkerne Gate280 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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Egypt, Cairo - Nilometer302 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.
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Egypt, Babylon298 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.
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Czech Republic, Morava region - Brno - V-shaped ditch of Roman temporary camp69 viewsV-shaped ditch of Roman temporary camp in Brno watching ford crosing on Svratka River in area of Marcoman tribe for while sometimes from 172 - 180 AD in time of Marcus Aurelius' Marcomannic Wars.
Dec 2017 excavated
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Czech Republic, Morava 257 viewshypocaustum at roman military camp - times of Marcomannic WarsBohemian
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Cyprus, Paphos - tomb343 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Paphos - tomb76 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Paphos - theatre314 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Pafos, Roman Mosaic in "The House of the Century" (Detail)941 viewsDetailJeroen
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Cyprus, Pafos, Roman Mosaic in "The House of the Century"1249 viewsMosaic in "The House of the Century"1 commentsJeroen
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Cyprus - Paphos - tomb349 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace, temple of Jupiter282 viewsinterior with modern statue
Temple was converted to babtistery later.
Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace, basement344 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, basement303 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 Jupiter295 viewslater converted to babtisteryJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - silver gate434 viewseast gate leading to the centre of Split.Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - peristyle - sphinx400 viewsDiocletian's palace is historical centre of Split - Croatia.Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - peristyle357 viewspart of cathedrale of St. Duje in the left upper cornerJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - Cathedral of St. Domnius (St. Duje)324 viewsCathedral of St. Duje is build over Diocletian's mausoleum.Johny SYSEL
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace362 viewsDiocletian's palace is historical centre of Split - Croatia.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Salona - Amphitheatre310 viewsSplit in the backgroundJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Salona (Solin) - Baths173 viewsSalona (Solin), Croatia - Baths. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solin,_CroatiaJoe Sermarini
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Croatia, Ruins of the amphitheater of Solin175 viewsRuins of the amphitheater of Salona, Dalmatia (Solin, Croatia). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solin,_CroatiaJoe Sermarini
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Croatia, Pula - Twin Gate241 viewsLegatus
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Croatia, Pula - Triumphal Arch of Sergius235 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 - Temple of Augustus329 viewsDedicated to Augustus, the first Roman emperor.Legatus
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Croatia, Pula - Temple of Augustus302 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 - Floor Mosaic303 viewsAll that remains is a floor mosaic depicting the Punishment of Dirce.Legatus
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Croatia, Pula - Colloseum321 viewsLegatus
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Croatia, Pula - Colloseum314 viewsLegatus
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Croatia, Pula - Colloseum297 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 - Chapel of St. Maria Formosa368 viewsThree naived basilica from the 6th century ADLegatus
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China, Great Wall1021 viewsIt's a wall and its great, what more do I need to say :) - Bolayi1 commentsBolayi
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China, Great Wall890 viewsMutianyu Great Wall located in Huairou County, Beijing. Built on older pre-existing walls during the Ming Dynasty.Bolayi
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Bulgaria, Varna - Odessos, Thrace Roman Baths314 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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Bulgaria, Anchialos (Pomorie) Thracian Tomb307 viewsPomorie's ancient Thracian tombJoe Sermarini
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Austria, Vienna (Vindobona) - remains of Roman house from 2nd - 4th century521 viewsWien - Michaelerplatz Johny SYSEL
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Austria, Vienna (Vindobona) - remains of Roman house from 2nd - 4th century467 viewsWien - Michaelerplatz Johny SYSEL
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Afghanistan, Balkh2616 viewsThe walls of Balkh, Afganistan1 commentsJoe Sermarini
   
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