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Afghanistan, Balkh2640 viewsThe walls of Balkh, Afganistan1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Mali, West Africa, Timbukto1902 viewsYes it does exist! although it has lost a lot from its glory days in the 14th and 16th centuries, still a fascinating place to visit. Meaning well of the woman named 'Bouctou'. In its day 25,000 students are reputed to have studied there at any one time. Some of the manuscripts can still be viewed; on such varied subjects at medicine, astronomy and arithmetic; sadly they are not well preserved.4 commentsBolayi
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Israel, Jerusalem - Western Wall and Dome of the Rock1750 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).
posted by Zam
1 commentsZam
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Constantine1392 viewsView of the arch of Constantine from the top of the Colosseum2 commentsTitus Pullo
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Turkey, Ephesus, Library of Celsus1389 viewsOne of the true glories of Ephesus is the reconstructed facade of the Library of Celsus. Dedicated in 120 A.D to the former governor of Asia Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the library contained up to 12,000 scrolls. It was burned when the Goths sacked the city in 260 A. D. The edifice to the right is the Gate of Hadrian which connected the library to the public agora or marketplace.1 commentsmemphius
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Turkey, Ephesus - Curetes Street1269 viewsLooking down Curetes Street named after the priests who presided over the sacred fire of Hestia. The street is paved with marble slabs with sidewalks covered in mosaics.
3 commentsmemphius
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Cyprus, Pafos, Roman Mosaic in "The House of the Century"1258 viewsMosaic in "The House of the Century"1 commentsJeroen
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Italy, Vulci - Great Temple1206 viewsEtruscan temple was at this site since 6th century BC, rebuilt by Romans.Johny SYSEL
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Turkey, Ephesus - Sculptured Drum of Column from Ephesus1084 views
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China, Great Wall1033 viewsIt's a wall and its great, what more do I need to say :) - Bolayi1 commentsBolayi
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Turkey, Ephesus - temple of Hadrian962 viewsA magnificent relief of Medusa filling the interior arch of the temple of Hadrian. Other reliefs of Amazons and the Olympian gods grace the interior.memphius
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Cyprus, Pafos, Roman Mosaic in "The House of the Century" (Detail)949 viewsDetailJeroen
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Israel, Caesarea916 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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China, Great Wall903 viewsMutianyu Great Wall located in Huairou County, Beijing. Built on older pre-existing walls during the Ming Dynasty.Bolayi
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Greece, Athens - Acropolis, The Erectheum852 views
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Italy, Rome, Curia843 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.
Posted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
2 commentsStrength And Honour
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Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, East Front of the Parthenon Restored and Dissected796 viewsJoe Sermarini
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Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, North West Corner of the Parthenon791 views1 comments
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Jordan, Petra - The Treasury782 viewsI visited the ancient city of Petra in 1999, it is located in Jordan.
The Nabateers "build" this city in the dessert, all the temples and houses are carved in the soft rock.
When you have passed the Siq, the first temple you see is the Al-Khazneh Farun, or The Treasury.
3 commentspax
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France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - Bridge over Vidourle river.732 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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Greece, Athens - Entrance to the Athens Numismatic Museum732 viewsThe former mansion of noted amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. What was inside those doors was truly marvelous.1 commentsmemphius
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Italy, Ostia - Caupona723 viewsBeautifully preserved, it seems to step back in time.
Posted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
1 commentsStrength And Honour
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New World, Maya, Copan, Honduras716 viewsMayadigger - The most Southern City of the ancient Maya was Copan, "Zotz" in Maya. The name Zotz means "Bat." Cppan was the "Paris" of the Maya world. The archetecture and entablature was just superb. Seen in this photo, we see the stele of Yax Kuk Mo, "Blue Quetzal Macaw." As it turned out, Yax Kuk Mo came from Teotihuacan, in the Valley of Mexico. An imported Prince as it were...2 commentsMayadigger
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Turkey, Ephesus - Public Toilets684 viewsMinus the slaves to warm the seats in winter and the live entertainment1 commentsmemphius
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Titus666 viewsArch of Titus in Rome depicting the spoils of Jerusalem's temple.
Photo taken September 2005
Titus Pullo
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Greece, Athens - Acropolis, Parthenon, Slab of the North Parthenon Frieze665 views
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New World, Maya, Tikal, Guatemala, Cox Combs above the rain forest661 viewsMayadigger - The cox-comb roofs of a number of towering pyramids show just above the gigantic mahagony and giant fig trees of the Peten forest. These threes are full of parrots, toucans, and howler and spider monkeys. As far as I was concerned, my only thoughts were as how I was to get back down without breaking my neck!3 commentsMayadigger
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New World, Peru 1.5650 viewsMore Cyclopean Stones with Sheri showing their size...3 commentsMayadigger
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France, Sommiéres - Roman bridge642 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, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.639 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.637 viewsVia Domitia winding its way uphillBohemond
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Italy, Rome, Trajan's Column635 views
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Italy, Ostia - Alexander and Helix's inn630 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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New World, Peru 1615 viewsThat's me, standing close to the stones, just to give the size...2 commentsMayadigger
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Turkey, Ephesus - Relief inside temple of Hadrian605 views1 commentsmemphius
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New World, Maya, Lamanai, Belize604 viewsMayadigger - Here I am "discovering" an ancient Maya pyramid in the ruins at Lamanai. As seen, it's being recovered from the rain forest by archeologists. This particular structure ia about 80 feet tall. What makes Lamanai unique is that it was the longest inhabited city in the New World...from approx. 300BC to 1100 AD.1 commentsMayadigger
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum 1600 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
1 commentsStrength And Honour
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France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - via Domitia.586 viewsVia Domitia going downhill towards the bridgeBohemond
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Israel, Gezer - Bronze Age city walls584 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.
posted by Zam
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Israel, Gezer - six chambered gate built by Solomon581 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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Greece, Athens - Odeon of Herodes Atticus579 viewsBuilt in 161 AD1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Ephesus - Central square of Terrace Houses562 viewsPart of the central square of the terrace houses in Ephesus.1 commentsmemphius
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Italy, Rome, Appio-Claudian Aqueduct 2549 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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New World, Maya, Altun Ha, Belize546 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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Italy, Ostia - Street546 viewsIt is like stepping back in time....
Posted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
1 commentsStrength And Honour
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France, Sommiéres - Roman Bridge545 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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Italy, Ostia - House of Amor and Psyche536 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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Austria, Vienna (Vindobona) - remains of Roman house from 2nd - 4th century532 viewsWien - Michaelerplatz Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - remains of city wall531 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Athens - Temple of Hephaestus and Athena Ergane529 viewsalso Theseion
Temple was used as church in christian times.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Trajan's Markets 4529 viewsThe modern bronze statue of Trajan, which stands near this emperor's Forum.
Posted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
Strength And Honour
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Turkey, Ephesus - Terrace House527 viewsLocated in the ongoing excavation of the upper-class terrace houses. Lovely floor mosaicmemphius
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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater524 viewsUnder the ArenaW. Kutschenko
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Germany, Trier - Basilika522 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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Israel, Masada521 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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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater520 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 - Porta Nigra520 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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New World, Maya, Altun Ha, Belize, Masks520 viewsAnother example of the "Pre-Classic Masks" that tell us that this city was established at least 200 AD.Mayadigger
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New World, Maya, Chicanna, Campeche, Mexico520 viewsMayadigger - Chicanna is a smallish ruin found in Southern Campeche, Mexico. Seen in the photo is a wonderous depiction of everything that the ancient Maya were really about. The ancient Maya, as well as nearly all Meso-American civilizations, believed that caves/grottos were the doors to the underworld (read after-life). In fact, when archaeologists dug beneath the vast Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan in Mexico they discovered that the enormous pyramid was centered on the top of a huge underground complex. The ancient Maya named their underworld "Xibalba" and their representaion of this phenomenon is now known as a Witz Monster. In this photo we see the Witz Monster, his mouth agape, lower jaw displayed with huge teeth, leading into a temple. To the untrained eye it may be hard to make out, but if you look close, you can see his eyes above the doorway, and his ear-flairs to either side of the portal. Very cool...Mayadigger
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum 2519 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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Italy, Rome, Mausoleum of Augustus506 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Septimus Severus504 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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Turkey, Ephesus - Theater502 viewsOne of the largest in the ancient world. The apostle Paul spoke here before getting booted out for causing riots.1 commentsmemphius
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Italy, Rome, View from the Colosseum502 viewsOn the left the Palatine Hill, the Via Sacra and Titus' Arch.
On the right Maxentius' Basilica
Posted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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Jordan, Petra - Theater 3498 viewspax
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Italy, Rome, Trajan's Markets 3495 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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Italy, Rome, Trajan's Markets 1494 viewsThe first mall in history.
Posted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
Strength And Honour
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Constantine with Colosseum in the background490 views2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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New World, Maya, Lubaantun, Belize, Sign ruins490 viewsThe small site of Lubaantun is found in the remote rain forests of Southern Belize. One of the most interesting bits about this ruin is that the Maya did not use mortar between the building stones. Very rare...never saw it before or since.Mayadigger
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Concordia489 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
Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Appio-Claudian Aqueduct 1489 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
Strength And Honour
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New World, Maya, Tikal, Guatemala484 viewsMayadigger - Tikal was the home to 45,000 + citizens from 200-800 AD. This truly maginificent site is located deep in the Peten rainforest. The pyramid seen here is approx. 140 feet tall, whose temple is topped with a "cox-comb" roof decoration. In the right foreground is seen the Great Plaza with a number of stone stelae commemorating the city's kings. In the right background is the acropolis, where the elites not only lived, but were also buried with great pomp.
Mayadigger
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Germany, Trier - Amphitheater477 viewsthe entranceW. Kutschenko
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Greece, Athens - Parthenon477 viewsTemple of Athena built by Perikles.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Austria, Vienna (Vindobona) - remains of Roman house from 2nd - 4th century477 viewsWien - Michaelerplatz Johny SYSEL
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New World, Maya, Lamanai, Belize475 viewsMayadigger - This is a detail seen on the previous structure. What you're looking at is known to Meso-American archaeologists as a "Pre-Classic Mask" and are only found on Maya structures from the Pre-Classic time, i.e. 200-400 A.D. This fellow is a "Kinich Ahau" or a "Shining-faced" Lord. Kinich Ahau was the Maya Sun God, but this was also the title of the Maya rulers. As all Maya structures were built onion-style, that is, one layer atop another, it is easy for us to date them when we come across masks such as seen here.Mayadigger
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Germany, Trier - Basilika473 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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Italy, Rome, Ludus Magnus Gladiatorum471 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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Jordan, Petra - The collonaded street471 viewsThis is the centre of the lower city and divides it in north and south.
This is the road that leads to the Semenos gate (at our back)
You can also see the following tombs (from left to right)
Corinthian tomb, Silk tomb and the Urn tomb.
pax
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Germany, Trier - Porta Nigra468 viewsthe other side of the gateW. Kutschenko
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum 4468 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum 3467 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
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Turkey, Ephesus - Central Square466 viewsPart of the central square of the terrace houses in Ephesus.memphius
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New World, Maya, Lamanai, Belize459 viewsMayadigger - Lamanai, "Submerged Crocodile" in Maya, is a truly pristine and very remote ancient Maya city. In this case we, took a small boat up a long, turgid river. It can be reached by "road", read 50 mile muddy track. I know, we did it a few years later and never again. In ancient days, Lamanai owed its wealth to being a trade center centrally located between the vast Maya cities of Tikal, Altun Ha, Caracol, and Copan. Killer ruins...but do not forget your bug spray!Mayadigger
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New World, Maya, Lubaantun, Belize, Sign ruins close457 viewsMayadigger - Note the lack of mortar...very cool!Mayadigger
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Jordan, Petra - Gate of Temenos456 viewsPetra, Gate of Temenospax
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Germany, Trier - Basilika454 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 - Amphitheater453 viewsThe way into arenaW. Kutschenko
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Jordan, Petra - Theater449 viewsA vieuw on some graves and on the left side a theater.pax
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Germany, Trier - Imperial baths448 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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Turkey, Ephesus - Wall fresco441 viewsLocated in the ongoing excavation of the upper-class terrace houses. Note the opening in the wall for circulation. The entire complex must have appeared like a luxury hotel with a central arbitorium.memphius
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England, London (Londinium) - city walls437 viewsmodern bronze statue of Trajan

next to Tower Hill - station of London underground
Johny SYSEL
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New World, Maya, Xpuhil, Campeche, Mexico437 viewsLocated about thirty miles south of Chicanna, the ancient Maya city named Xpuhil, pronounced "SH-PUH-HEEL" found themselves between the hammer of wanning Tikal to the South and the anvil of the rising Chichen Itza to the North. Without the resources of Tikal, but trying to emmulate that great city's pyramids/temples, poor Xpuhil could only manage a sorry and rather pathetic attempt of Tikal's grand structures. Seen here, we see that their Temple structure tries to copy those seen at Tikal...rather sad, isn't it...?Mayadigger
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Jordan, Petra - Theater 2436 viewsThe remains, the side were the artists stood.
The theater was build in 100 a.c., and expanded in 106 when the Romans came.
pax
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - silver gate435 viewseast gate leading to the centre of Split.Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Castor and Pollux411 viewsbuilt +- 450 BCJohny SYSEL
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Jordan, Petra - The Treasury 2408 viewsAl-Khazneh Farun - The Faro treasure
This was build in 84-85 b.c., by king Aretas IV.
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Greece, Bassae - Temple of Apollo Epikuros407 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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Italy, Rome, Trajan's Markets 2407 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
Strength And Honour
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Italy, Rome, Forum401 viewsView down onto the Roman forum. Palatine hill is in the background. Photo taken in 2005.1 commentsTitus Pullo
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - peristyle - sphinx401 viewsDiocletian's palace is historical centre of Split - Croatia.Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Constantine399 viewscommemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius
built in 315
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Yap Island, Micronesia, Stone money396 viewsThis larger example is known as "O'Keefe" money and is not as valuable as the earlier stone moneyMayadigger
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Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre393 viewsSpartacus fought there.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Ephesus - temple of Artemis - 1 of the 7 wonders of ancien world386 viewsWe can only dream up what it was once.2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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New World, Peru384 viewsThe ancient walls of the huge 15th Cent. Inca fortress known as Sacsayhuaman, elevation 12,000 feet above sea level. The fortress was incomplete at the time of the Spanish conquest. Most of the smaller wrought stones were removed by the Spanish invaders to build homes and cathedrals in the ancient Inca Capital of Cuzco in the valley 1,000 feet below. The existant stones seen in the photo, weighing many 1,000's of tons, were too large for the invaders to easily to remove, and they remain in situe.Mayadigger
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New World, Peru 9381 viewsThe Temple of the Sun, the only round structure found here, is reported to have the finest stonework at the site.Mayadigger
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Croatia, Pula - Chapel of St. Maria Formosa379 viewsThree naived basilica from the 6th century ADLegatus
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Italy, Pompeii - victims of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.377 viewsOne of the unfortunate victims of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.1 commentsMark Zema
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Greece, Delphi - theatre376 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Heracles374 viewsbuilt in 5. century BCJohny SYSEL
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Yap Island, Micronesia, Stone money374 viewsMayadigger
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius373 viewsBohemond
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Greece, Delphi - temple of Apollo371 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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New World, Peru 12369 viewsAn excellent example of ancient Inca stonework; note that there is no mortar, nor is none necessary.Mayadigger
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius367 viewsBohemond
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Greece, Gortys (Peloponnese Arcadia) - sanctuary of Asclepius366 viewsGortys lost its influence after foundation of Megalopolis in 371 BC.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Mycenae - The Lion Gate366 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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Italy, Rome, Unidentified Bust, Museum on Palatine364 viewsMuseum on Palatine2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius363 viewsBohemond
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace363 viewsDiocletian's palace is historical centre of Split - Croatia.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Yap Island, Micronesia362 viewsA 400-year old flagged stone trail on Yap Island, leads down to village and into a "stone money" bank. There are several similar stone money banks on the island. Way back when, the Yapese voyaged 700 miles across the sea in out-rigger canoes to the island of Palau, where they mined and wrought these stones.Mayadigger
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius361 viewsBohemond
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - peristyle359 viewspart of cathedrale of St. Duje in the left upper cornerJohny SYSEL
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New World, Peru 7358 viewsMachu Picchu, at last! Words cannot describe the near-unworldly vistas seen here. The viewer is overcome with the stillness, and the grand edifices that seem to mock you from the distant past. The clouds and mists gather and then retreat, hiding and then revealing, awesome views of the surrounding forested peaks. Mayadigger
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Turkey, Istanbul - Alexander III in Lion Skin Head Dress - a frontal view - from the Alexander Sarcophagus in the Istanbul Museum355 viewsWe are accustomed to seeing the lion skin head dress in profile on coinage. Rarely are we afforded a more frontal view. I took this photo of Alexander the Great portrayed on the Alexander Sarcophagus in the Istanbul Museum. The head dress in nicely portrayed in three dimensions 2 commentsLloyd T
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Italy, Pompeii - modest villa355 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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New World, Peru 13352 viewsStill exploring, with another grand vista of the Urubamba River Valley seen in the distance far below...Mayadigger
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Greece, Athens - tower of the Winds351 viewson the Roman agora,
built in 50 BC - maybe earlier
Johny SYSEL
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Cyprus - Paphos - tomb351 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.Johny SYSEL
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Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage)350 viewsCarthage was completely destroyed 146 BC so all excavations are from roman times.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Titus349 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
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Italy, Rome, Pantheon inside349 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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Israel - Bar'am Synagogue346 viewsThis is one of the oldest synagogues in all of Israel.aarmale
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace, basement346 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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Italy, Rome, Pantheon346 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, Colosseum Arch of Constantine345 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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New World, Peru 15345 viewsMe and Sheri hamming it up! That's a wrap! Mayadigger
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Cyprus, Paphos - tomb344 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Concordia342 viewsgreek colony Akragas
temple from 5. century BC
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Greece, Thessaloniki - Arch of Galerius341 viewsBohemond
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Croatia, Pula - Temple of Augustus340 viewsDedicated to Augustus, the first Roman emperor.Legatus
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New World, Peru 6340 viewsGetting artsy in B/W photos, we treked up a long trail through dense rainforest to get this first glimpse of the ancient ruin...Mayadigger
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Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre338 viewsThe second largest amphitheatre ... arena is only 10m shorter and 8m narrower than colosseumJohny SYSEL
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New World, Peru 8338 viewsA grand vista of the Inca ruin...Mayadigger
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum336 views3 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - tholos334 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Juno332 viewsbuilt in the 5. century BC and burnt in 406 BC by the Carthaginians
used for the celebration of weddings
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Croatia, Pula - Colloseum332 viewsLegatus
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New World, Maya332 viewsMayadigger
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Greece, Epidaurus - theatre331 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Titus329 viewsbuilt by Domitianus
commemorate victory of Titus in Jerusalem in the first Jewish–Roman War
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Aspendos, Roman theatre, Seating327 viewsAspendos has a strong claim to possess the best-preserved Roman theatre in the world. It dates from the mid-second century, completed during the last years of the reign of Antoninus Pius, to a design by a local architect, Zenon. The cavea seats over 10,000; walking around the top level, you can still find the original post holes for the masts fixing the velarium. 1 commentsAbu Galyon
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Italy, Rome, Temple of Vesta327 viewsWhat remains of the temple of Vesta in the Roman forum. The structure was actually restored to the condition now seen. Photo taken in 2005Titus Pullo
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New World, Peru 14327 viewsThat's me again, pointing out that "You can't put a knife-blade between these stones..." LOL!Mayadigger
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Bulgaria, Varna - Odessos, Thrace Roman Baths327 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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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Herod's Villa325 viewsAnother of Herod the Great's many residences.
This one is by the seaside.
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - Cathedral of St. Domnius (St. Duje)325 viewsCathedral of St. Duje is build over Diocletian's mausoleum.Johny SYSEL
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Amphitheatre323 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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Greece, Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus322 viewscompleted by HadrianusJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - Profile of the Charioteer of Delphi322 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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Croatia, Pula - Colloseum321 viewsLegatus
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Italy, Rome, Ara Pacis321 viewsIt was built to honor the triumphal return of the Roman emperor Augustus.
It was consecrated on 30 January 9 BC.
Johny SYSEL
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New World, Peru 5321 viewsI have been truly blessed to have had the opportunity to explore many remakable places around the world...but so far, this one takes the cake. Mayadigger
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Greece, Corinth - temlpe of Apollo - Acrocorinth in the background320 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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Italy, Rome, Arch of Septimius Severus320 viewsbuilt in 203 AD to commemorate the Parthian victories1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Cyprus, Paphos - theatre316 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii, July 2008316 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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Bulgaria, Anchialos (Pomorie) Thracian Tomb316 viewsPomorie's ancient Thracian tombJoe Sermarini
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France, Arles, Aquaduct315 viewsvacationchick
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Greece, Athens - Theatre of Dionysus313 views17000 spectratorsJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Salona - Amphitheatre311 viewsSplit in the backgroundJohny SYSEL
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Croatia, Pula - Floor Mosaic310 viewsAll that remains is a floor mosaic depicting the Punishment of Dirce.Legatus
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New World, Peru 4310 viewsThe Urubamba River on the way to somewhere very special... The Urubamba Valley was the Bread-basket of the Inca Empire where an amazing variety of fruits and vegetables were produced including pineapples, no less!Mayadigger
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Croatia, Pula - Temple of Augustus307 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 - Colloseum307 viewsReferred to as the amphitheatre by the locals. Started by Augustus, enlarged by Claudius, and finished by the FlaviansLegatus
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace, basement304 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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Egypt, Cairo - Nilometer304 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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Greece, Cape Sounion - The Temple of Poseidon303 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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Egypt, Babylon300 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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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace - temple of Jupiter298 viewslater converted to babtisteryJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delos - Wall in the Maritime Quarter298 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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France, Nemausus - Bollard296 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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Italy, Pompeii - residential street296 viewsOne of the numerous residential streets in Pompeii. July 20081 commentsMark Zema
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Greece, Delos - detail of the ancient pathway to Mt Kinthos292 viewsLloyd T
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England, Colchester, Balkerne Gate290 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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Italy, Rome, Pons Aemilius290 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
3 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Aqua Claudia (aquaduct)289 viewsentrance to San Stefano RotondoJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Corinth - Peirene fountain - Acrocorinth in the background287 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Ephesus - Library286 viewsEaster 20071 commentsPotator II
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Greece, Delphi - Ionian column and treasure of Athens285 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Jordan, Amman - Acropolis285 viewsAmman in Jordan was ancient Philadelphia, a Decapolis town. Not much remains of the (second-century CE) Temple of Heracles which once dominated the city's acropolis, but the surviving columns are impressively large. Heracles also features prominently on Philadelphia's coinage.Abu Galyon
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France, Nemausus - Relief on the Amphitheatre284 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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Greece, Delphi - The Charioteer of Delphi283 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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France, Arles - Arena283 viewsvacationchick
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Greece, Thera - Akrotiri 283 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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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace, temple of Jupiter283 viewsinterior with modern statue
Temple was converted to babtistery later.
Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - overlooking the Temple of Apollo281 views1 commentsLloyd T
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Italy, Rome, The Column of Focas280 viewsThe Column of Phocas at Rome was erected before the Rostra and dedicated to the Emperor on 1 August 608. It was the last addition made to the Forum Romanum. The Corinthian column has a height of 13.6 m (44 ft). Both the column and the marble socle were recycled from earlier use. It still stands in its original location. An English translation of the inscription follows: To the best, most clement and pious ruler, our lord Phocas the perpetual emperor, crowned by God, the forever august triumphator, did Smaragdus, former praepositus sacri palatii and patricius and Exarch of Italy, devoted to His Clemency for the innumerable benefactions of His Piousness and for the peace acquired for Italy and its freedom preserved, this statue of His Majesty, blinking from the splendor of gold here on this tallest column for his eternal glory erect and dedicate, on the first day of the month of August, in the eleventh indiction in the fifth year after the consulate of His Piousness. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Column_of_Phocas. Image released to public domain.Joe Sermarini
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Italy, Pompeii - graffiti279 viewsAncient graffiti (gladiator standing left) on a wall. Visitors can walk right up and touch it. July 2008Mark Zema
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Italy, Rome, Basilica Ulpia and Trajan's column278 viewsChurch of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum in the background.1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Kos - Asclepieion273 viewsparts of column, temple in the back ground.
Kos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepieion
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre273 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delos - from the summit of Mt Kinthos270 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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Turkey, Çatalhöyük267 viewsÇatalhöyük (SE of Konya in Anatolia) is an outstanding Neolithic site. Excavation is ongoing, with the delicate mud brick architecture preserved under two large domes. There are no streets in Çatalhöyük; the buildings all abut one another and were accessed (using ladders) from the roof. The people of Çatalhöyük, it seems, had discovered how to construct houses, but hadn’t yet worked out the technology of doors and windows. 1 commentsAbu Galyon
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Greece, Crete - Phaistos265 viewsMinoan palaceJohny SYSEL
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France, Glanum - Tomb Monument265 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.
Syltorian
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Greece, Messene - Stadium262 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Spain, Segovia - Aqueduct261 views2 commentsViriathus
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Greece, Didyma, The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Didyma260 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didyma2 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Greece, Olympia in Spring260 viewsA magical site at any time, but resplendent in Spring!1 commentsLloyd T
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Czech Republic, Morava 259 viewshypocaustum at roman military camp - times of Marcomannic WarsBohemian
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Turkey, Attalia (Antalya) - Hadrian's gate259 viewsA stylish triple-arched gateway erected in 130 CE to mark the emperor Hadrian’s visit to the city. It’s still used as one of the principal entrances to the historic Kaleiçi quarter of today’s Antalya. And it’s a very visible reminder of how much lower the street level was in Roman times. At the base of the central arch there are quite deep grooves formed by the passage of carts: hence the glass-bottomed footbridge, designed to save the modern pedestrian from a twisted ankle. Abu Galyon
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Greece, Crete, Knossos - palace258 viewscenter of Minoan culture - the first civilization in Europe
Old palace is from 19th to 16th centuries BC
Johny SYSEL
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France, Arles - The Baths of Constantine258 viewsArles: The Baths of Constantinevacationchick
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Italy, Pompeii - bath258 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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Greece, Delos - Grotto of Hercules257 viewsTo be found at the foot of the approach of Mt Kinthos.Lloyd T
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France, Orange - Triumphal Arch256 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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Italy, Thurium, Planning assumptions of Thurium (Lucania)255 viewsPlanning assumptions of Thurium, by Archaeological Museum of Sibaritide (Sibari, Cs, Italy).1 commentsTaras
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Greece, Crete, Knossos - palace254 viewscenter of Minoan culture - the first civilization in Europe
Old palace is from 19th to 16th centuries BC
Johny SYSEL
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France, Arles - Arena253 viewsArles Arenavacationchick
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Dolabella252 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.
Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Kos - agora251 viewsKos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.Johny SYSEL
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France, Arles - Theatre251 viewsArles Theatrevacationchick
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Italy, Pompeii - bakery251 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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Greece, Delos - Temple of Issis250 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 - Maritime Quarter Streetscape250 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Delos water cistern249 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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Turkey, Side - Temple of Athena249 viewsSide’s temple of Athena, together with an adjacent temple dedicated to Apollo and a later Byzantine basilica, occupy a spectacular site on the edge of the city’s ancient harbour. This is wonderful, picture-postcard stuff! Unfortunately, the rest of Side is a dump: a ghastly collection of bars and discos, cheap eateries, souvenir shops and garish hotels, whatever charm it once had totally destroyed by modern mass tourism. The most disappointing ancient town I’ve ever visited. 1 commentsAbu Galyon
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Greece, Messene - Ekklesiasterion248 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delos - Mosaic Floor in the Maritime Quarter247 viewsInterestingly this mosaic floor features the symbol of Tanit a Carthaginian goddess.Lloyd T
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France, Nemausus - Crocodile Fountain247 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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Greece, Athens, The Approach to the Pynx from the Agora247 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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Croatia, Pula - Twin Gate245 viewsLegatus
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France, Arles - The Baths of Constantine244 viewsArles: The Baths of Constantinevacationchick
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Italy, Rome, Baths of Caracalla244 viewsbuilt between 212 AD and 216 AD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baths_of_Caracalla
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Greece, Athens, The Pnyx - outer stone retaining wall.243 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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Italy, Rome, Colosseum242 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - The Head of the Charioteer of Delphi242 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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France, Nemausus - Amphitheatre242 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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Italy, Sicily, Casale - roman villa - Basin at the entrance241 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Romana_del_Casale
Johny SYSEL
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima 241 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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Croatia, Pula - Triumphal Arch of Sergius241 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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Turkey, Nymphaeum of Perge241 viewsThe monumental fountain or nymphaeum of Perga consists of a wide pool, and behind it a two-storeyed richly worked facade. From its inscription, it is apparent that the structure was dedicated to Artemis Pergaia, Septimius Severus, his wife Julia Domna, and their sons. An inscription belonging to the facade, various facade fragments, and marble statues of Septimius Severus and his wife, all found in excavations of the nymphaeum, are now in the Antalya Museum.1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Italy, Pompeii240 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, Rome, Pantheon240 viewsbuilt by Agrippa 27 BC
rebuilt by Hadrian into present shape in 123 AD

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In 609 panteon was converted into church of St. Mary and the Martyrs.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Aquileia - Roman house239 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delos - household well239 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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Turkey, Ephesus - Gate of Augustus238 viewsgate to agoraJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - villa 238 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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Greece, Athens - The Gate of Schliemann's House - Athens238 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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Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage) - bath of Antoninus236 viewsJohny SYSEL
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France, Glanum - Temple235 viewsThe remains of a temple in the ancient city of Glanum (Saint-Rémy-en-Provence). Note the fine acroterion! Syltorian
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Turkey, Ephesus - street connecting upper and lower town234 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina234 viewsTemple was build in 141 AD and dedicated to Faustina. In 161 temple was re-dedicated jointly to Antoninus and Faustina.
Temple was converted to a church, known as San Lorenzo in Miranda.
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Lybia, Sabratha - Scaenae Frons233 viewsThe scaenae frons of the theatre of Sabratha, modern Libya. The sea is visible behind, through the central gate. Note the great reliefs under the stage itself. Syltorian
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Greece, Delphi - The Temple of Apollo at Delphi232 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Sounion - The Temple of Poseidon232 viewsNot so ancient graffiti!1 commentsLloyd T
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Herod's Hippodrome231 viewsLloyd
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Greece, Corinth231 viewsApril 2011pitbull
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Turkey, Cilicia, Olba, Temple of Zeus231 viewsPhoto by Klaus-Peter Simon 1995. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olba_(ancient_city)Joe Sermarini
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Turkey, Ephesus - theatre230 views44000 spectators - maybe the largest ancient theatreJohny SYSEL
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France, La Turbie - Trophée des Alpes230 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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Greece, Messene - Arcadian gate229 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delphi - The Theatre at Delphi overlooking the Temple of Apollo with the Treasury of the Athenians in the background229 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Messene - theatre228 viewsentrance to koilon - auditoriumJohny SYSEL
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France, Nemausus - Tour Magne228 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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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - the less desirable view south from Herod's Palace228 viewsDog's in the palace pool and now this. How the mighty have fallen!Lloyd
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Greece, Delphi - The Stadium at Delphi228 viewsLooking from the marker at the farthest end from the starting line.Lloyd T
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Greece, Messene - Stadium - "VIP sector"227 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Kos - Asclepieion - mosaique of Satyr?227 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre227 viewsJohny SYSEL
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France, Nimes, Maison Carrée, Temple227 viewsvacationchick
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Turkey, Ephesus - street in upper town226 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Ephesus - Library of Celsus226 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage) - bath of Antoninus225 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delos - an altar225 viewsLloyd T
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum223 viewsbuilt between 70 AD and 80 AD1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Messene - ancient spring222 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Ephesus - temple of Hadrian221 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Mycenian bridge221 viewsbetween Nafplio and EpidaurusJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Aspendos, Roman theatre, Stage building221 viewsThe scaenae frons is similarly largely undamaged. The stage building had secondary use, first as a caravanserai and later as a residence for the Seljuk governor of the city! Abu Galyon
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Greece, Delos - On the Ascent of Mt Kinthos221 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Messene - Stadium - votiv column220 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Delos - the ancient theatre220 viewsLloyd T
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Turkey, Ephesus - Library of Celsus219 viewsThis building had two-storied façade but was three-storied.
built ca. CE 125 by Gaius Julius Aquila
once held nearly 12,000 scrolls
Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento, Temple of Concordia219 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.
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum218 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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Greece, Delos - On the Ascent to the Summit of Mt Kinthos218 viewsThis sort of material is to be found everywhere on the site of ancient Delos.Lloyd T
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Israel, Herodion217 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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Greece, Olympia - epigraphy216 viewsTo be found on the approach to the ancient Olympic stadium.Lloyd T
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Israel, Sepphoris - 'Mona Lisa' Mosaic215 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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Greece, Delphi - The Charioteer of Delphi214 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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France, Nimes - Arena214 viewsvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal213 viewsfrescoes and mosaicsvacationchick
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Greece, Athens - The Temple of Olympian Zeus 213 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Mycenae - Lion gate212 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Mycenae - tomb of Klytaimnéstra212 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Olympia - Epigraphy212 viewsTo be found on the approach to the ancient Olympic stadium.Lloyd T
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Israel, Masada - pile of ancient catapult projectiles - Ouch!212 views1 commentsLloyd
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France, St Romain-en-Gal211 viewsroad... did it lead to Rome?vacationchick
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Italy, Rome, Capitoline Museums, Esquiline Venus211 viewsCapitoline museumsJohny SYSEL
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France, St Romain-en-Gal210 viewsmosaicsvacationchick
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Italy, Pompeii - street210 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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Greece, Athens, The Acropolis from the Pnyx.210 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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Turkey, Ephesus - street leading to harbour209 viewsIn ancient times Ephesus had harbour but alluviums of local river moved coast 5,6 km further.Johny SYSEL
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France, St Romain-en-Gal209 viewsmosaicvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal209 viewsmosaicvacationchick
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Greece, Olympia - Temple of Zeus fallen columns209 viewsLloyd T
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Greece, Olympia - Entrence to Olypmic stadium208 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Miletos208 viewsEaster 20071 commentsPotator II
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Italy, Rome, Original ancient door from Curia207 viewsnow it is in Basilica of St. John Lateran ... seat of Pope until he moved to Vatican1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Perga - Agora (Shop Sign)207 viewsHidden away in one corner of the agora is this rather delightful trading sign. The meat hook and knife presumably indicate that this location was a butcher’s shop. Abu Galyon
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Jordan, Jerash - Temple of Artemis207 viewsArtemis was the patron goddess of Gerasa, and the temple dedicated to her was one of the city’s grandest monuments. It was reached by ascending an imposing processional Sacred Way, starting from the Cardo. The temple was built during the mid 2nd-century CE and worship continued there until suppressed by Theodosius around 391. Afterwards, in Byzantine times, part of the Sacred Way was converted into a church (the ‘Propylaeum Church’) and the temple courtyard was used as a pottery workshop, while the naos itself was left to crumble quietly away. Abu Galyon
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Greece, Olympia - start line at Olympic stadium205 viewsgrooves hold Athlets' toes during startJohny SYSEL
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France, Nimes - Arena museum205 viewsvacationchick
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Italy, Cosenza, Sibari (Thurium), Street205 viewsLucania, Thourioi.
Today Sibari (Cosenza), Italy
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor204 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.
Johny SYSEL
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Israel, Masada - Remains of a Roman Seige Encampment204 viewsLloyd
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Turkey, Aphrodisias - Aphrodite's temple with tetrapylon203 viewsMay 2011FlaviusDomitianus
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Greece, Philippi202 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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France, Pont du Gard - aqueduct202 viewsvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal - public toilet202 viewspublic toiletvacationchick
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Italy, Pompeii - storage at forum201 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Orvieto - Etruscan temple201 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor201 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.
Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - temple of Apollo200 viewsJohny SYSEL
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France, St Romain-en-Gal200 viewsmosaicvacationchick
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor200 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.
Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Olympia - Temple of Hera200 viewsLloyd T
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Turkey, Ephesus - Library of Celsus199 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Olympia - temple of Hera199 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Aquileia - forum199 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Israel, Masada - The room in which lots were drawn199 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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Greece, Corinth -- April 2011198 viewspitbull
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Italy, Rome, Baths of Caracalla198 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baths_of_CaracallaJohny SYSEL
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France, St Romain-en-Gal197 viewsmosaics and pillarsvacationchick
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France, Vienne197 viewsarchesvacationchick
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Italy, Rome, Baths of Caracalla197 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baths_of_CaracallaJohny SYSEL
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Israel, Tzipporri - Tzipporri Mosaic196 viewsA mosaic found in Tzipporri, Israel.aarmale
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France, Nimes - Arena196 viewsNimes Arenavacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal196 viewshousesvacationchick
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor196 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.
Johny SYSEL
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Turkey, Perga - Agora196 viewsPerge’s principal market square is a substantial space (sides approximately 75m) dating mostly from the 2nd century CE and colonnaded on all four sides. At its centre is a small circular temple (just over 13m diameter) of uncertain dedication: presumably either Hermes or (perhaps more likely) Tyche. Abu Galyon
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Turkey, Ephesus - theatre195 viewsJohny SYSEL
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France, Nimes - Arena194 viewsvacationchick
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor194 viewsPost-Theodorian North hall (middle of the 4th century)Johny SYSEL
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Herod's Pool193 viewsLloyd
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Turkey, Istanbul (Constantinople) - Yerebatan Saray Cistern192 viewsThe cistern was build in the year 542 under the reign of Justinian. It is positioned near the Hagia Sophia museum. The Gorgo (a female monster with serpents instead of hairs- one view can kill) head belongs to an old unknown monument and was used here in this cistern a second time as a base of a column. The cistern consists of 336 columns. But only 2 gorgo heads can be seen in the cistern. Franz-Josef M
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Israel, Qumran - Tower192 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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France, Nimes - Roman tower191 viewsMont Cavalier is crowned by the Tour Magne ("Great Tower"), a ruined Roman tower.vacationchick
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Italy, Aquileia - mosaic floor191 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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Turkey, Aspendos - Theater's entrance190 viewsMay 2011FlaviusDomitianus
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Italy, Cerveteri - Etruscan necropolis190 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Aquileia - basilica190 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, Ostia - mosaique floor190 viewsJohny SYSEL
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France, St Romain en Gal189 viewsmosaicvacationchick
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France, St Romain-en-Gal189 viewsstatuevacationchick
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Italy, Rome, Capitoline Museums, Capitoline Venus189 viewsCapitoline museumsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - cemetary188 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Eflatun pinar188 viewsThe name means ‘lilac spring’. If you are travelling between Konya (Iconium) and Yalvaç (Pisidian Antioch) it’s only a short detour to visit this delightfully secluded site near Lake Beyşehir. The stones are the remains of a small Hittite temple or sanctuary, dating from perhaps the 14th or 13th century BCE. Abu Galyon
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Italy, Ostia - house near forum188 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Taormina - theatre187 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Israel, Caesearea Maritima Hippodrome - Tsunami Deposit187 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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Turkey, Ephesus - Temple of Hadrian - Easter 2007187 viewsPotator II
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France, Pont du Gard - aqueduct187 viewsvacationchick
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Italy, Ostia - house near forum187 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Olympia - In the Stadium at Olympia187 viewsThe winner of the 2006 Ride on Mower final crosses the line in the stadium.Lloyd T
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Israel, Jericho - Herod's Palace187 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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Turkey, Hierapolis - necropolis186 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Hermaphrodite186 viewsPalazzo Massimo alle TermeJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Forum186 views1999

I think this is ( or near) The Forum - Temple of Saturn
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Turkey, Ephesus - theatre185 viewsJohny SYSEL
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France, Nimes - Jardins de la Fontaine185 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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Israel, Qumran - Cave 4185 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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Jordan, Petra - Roman Soldier's Tomb185 viewsIt's popularly called the "Roman Soldier's Tomb" because the central headless figure on the facade is clearly wearing a cuirass. The trouble is that the tomb can't really be dated later than the early years of Rabbel II, i.e. at least 30 years before the Roman annexation in 106 CE. That makes a Roman officer's burial highly questionable. The interior layout is elaborate - a tomb intended for someone of quite high status.Abu Galyon
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Greece, Olympia - tholos184 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Ferentium - Roman theatre184 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Circus Maximus184 views600m x 200m
+- 320000 spectators
last race in 549 AD
Johny SYSEL
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Lybia, Sabratha - Theatre184 viewsThe theatre of the ancient city of Sabratha (Libya), built during the reign of the Severans, reconstructed by Mussolini. Syltorian
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Italy, Pompeii - Vesuv in the background183 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - Forum183 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Villa Casale - room of the 10 girls in bikinis183 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Romana_del_Casale
Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Pantheon183 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Termessos - Theatre183 viewsThough Termessos is fairly close to a major tourist resort (Antalya) it’s not over-visited, perhaps because it’s a fairly steep uphill climb to reach the principal monuments from the nearest point where you can park. But the effort is worth it: the setting (inside Güllük Daği National Park) is spectacular and the ruins at this unrestored site are as romantic a pile of tumble-down stones as anyone could wish for. Abu Galyon
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Greece, Thasos - theatre182 viewsphoto was taken in 2000
now theatre is reconstructed :-(
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France, Nimes - The Castellum182 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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Italy, Cerveteri - Etruscan necropolis182 viewsTomba dei Rilievi
4th century BC
Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Sybaris, Planning assumptions of Sybaris (Lucania)182 viewsPlanning assumptions of Sybaris by Archaeological Museum of Sibaritide (Sibari, Cs, Italy)Taras
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Greece, Amphipolis: The Lion of Amphipolis182 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.
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Turkey, Hierapolis - theatre181 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Istanbul (Constantinople) - Halikarnassos mausoleum lion181 viewsThis is a lion from the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos (now Bodrum Turkey), one of the seven world wonders. Now in the archaeological museum of Istanbul. Behind the lion is a picture of the reconstruction of the building.The building is now nearly completely destroyed.Franz-Josef M
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France, Nimes, Maison Carrée, Temple181 viewsvacationchick
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Italy, Ostia - capitol on forum181 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Jordan, Gadara181 viewsPart of an early Byzantine church complex at Umm Qais in north-west Jordan. Umm Qais is ancient Gadara of the Decapolis (as in the 'Gadarene swine' of Matthew 8:28-34). The city is built from a mixture of white limestone and dark basalt, often mixed together, which gives some of the buildings a curious chess-board look.Abu Galyon
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Croatia, Ruins of the amphitheater of Solin181 viewsRuins of the amphitheater of Salona, Dalmatia (Solin, Croatia). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solin,_CroatiaJoe Sermarini
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Turkey, Hierapolis - main street180 viewsHierapolis was used as spa since Hellenistic times.Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Pompeii - Odeon180 viewsJohny SYSEL
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France, Nimes, Maison Carrée, Temple180 viewsvacationchick
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Italy, Rome, Palace of Domitian180 viewson PalatinJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Column of Marcus Aurelius180 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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Turkey, Istanbul (Constantinople) - Obelisk Thutmosis Hippodrom180 viewsEgypt obelisk (from Thutmosis III temple of Karnak 1471 before christ). now on the Hippodrom place (where in ancient times was a horse race-track) in Instanbul, erected under the reign of Theodosius in the year 390 after christ.Franz-Josef M
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Turkey, Hierapolis - theatre179 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum179 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Domitian's stadium on Palatin179 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Istanbul (Constantinople)179 viewsHagia Sophia (translated holy wisdom).Erected in the 6th Century (the third church at this place) during the reign of Iustinianus I. It was the main church of the byzantine empire. After the conquering of Constantinople by the osmanic turks in 1453 it became a mosque and then since 1935 a museum.Franz-Josef M
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Libya, The theatre of the Roman city of Sabratha179 viewsPhoto made by the author (duimdog) of the theatre of the Roman city of Sabratha in Libya. For more images of Sabratha See also my Sabratha photoset on Flickr.Source: http://flickr.com/photos/duimdog/127614169/in/set-72057594105577693/

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Italy, Pompeii - villa of Meneander178 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Slovakia, Gerulata 178 viewsRoman military camp located near today's Rusovce, a borough of Bratislava, Slovakia. It was part of the Roman province Pannonia and built in the 2nd century as a part of the Limes Romanus system. It was abandoned in the 4th century, when Roman legions withdrew from Pannonia.

Today there is a museum, which is part of the Bratislava City Museum.

The most preserved object is a quadrilateral building 30 metres long and 30 metres wide, with 2.4 metre thick walls.
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Italy, Rome, Capitoline Museums, Diana178 viewsCapitoline museumsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Ephesus - street leading from harbour to agora177 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Hierapolis - necropolis177 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Populonia - mosaic177 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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France, Nimes - Jardins de la Fontaine177 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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Italy, Paestum, Temple of Apollo176 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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Turkey, Ephesus - Domitian's temple176 viewsMay 2011FlaviusDomitianus
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Turkey, Hierapolis - necropolis175 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Turkey, Hierapolis - main street175 viewsHierapolis was used as spa since Hellenistic times.Johny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Syracuse - temple of Athena175 viewsbuilt in 480 BC
in 7. century AD adapted to basilica
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Turkey, Istanbul (Constantinople) - Yerebatan Saray Cistern175 viewsThe second Gorgo of the Cistern. I saw a third Gorgo in the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul. The original temple, from where the Gorgos were removed is still unknown. Franz-Josef M
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Croatia, Salona (Solin) - Baths175 viewsSalona (Solin), Croatia - Baths. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solin,_CroatiaJoe Sermarini
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Greece, Tiryns174 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
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Italy, Pompeii - Forum174 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Temple of Venus and Roma174 viewsThis is largest roman temple and it was designed by emperor Hadrian himself. Temple was finished by Antoninus Pius and repaired by Maxentius after fire. In 850 after earthquake pope Leo IV built Santa Maria Nova over ruins. In 1612 after renovation church was renamed to Santa Francesca Romana.Johny SYSEL
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Israel, The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem173 viewsPhoto by Andrew Shiva.Joe Sermarini
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France, Nimes - Temple of Diane173 viewsvacationchick
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Jordan, Jerash - Oval Plaza173 viewsJerash is ancient Gerasa in Jordan, one of the Decapolis cities. The superb Oval Plaza stands at one end of the Cardo.Abu Galyon
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Greece, Thasos - agora172 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Vulci - brick edifice172 viewsremains of Roman thermal complexJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, National Museum of Rome, Suicide of a Gaul 172 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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Spain, Torre d'en Galmés, Menorca172 viewsPlace: Torre d'en Galmés, Menorca
Country: Spain

Torre d'en Galmés is situated on a small hill that dominates most of the southern part of the island Minorca. On clear days it is possible to see the mountains of neighbouring Majorca. In prehistoric times it would have been possible to observe a large numbers of talaiotic towns from this position which leads to think that Torre d'en Galmés exercised a position of authority.

The Cartailhac Circle, named in honour of the eminent French archaeologist Émile Cartailhac, author of "Primitive Monuments on the Balearic Islands (1892)", was inhabitated between 250-50 BC. Its external wall is made with flagstones placed vertically on a baseboard.
In the interior, we see the remains of a central patio, with numerous fallen architectural elements (mullions, lintels, pilasters...), and three rooms around it.
To each side of the entrance there is a small covered space, with the roof below the superior level of the stones of the external facade, which seems to indicate that, at least above these spaces, there was a floor.
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Israel, Nazareth - Rolling Stone Tomb172 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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Jordan, Petra - 'Little Petra'172 viewsThis is Al-Barid (often called 'Little Petra') which is about 5 km distant from the central parts of Petra which attract all the tourists. By contrast, Little Petra is not often visited, but it's very atmospheric (with its own mini-Siq!) and an excursion here can also take in the nearby and fascinating Neolithic site of Beidha.Abu Galyon
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - Herod's Palace Poolside171 viewsLloyd
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Italy, Pompeii - Amphitheatre170 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Piombino, Museo Archeologico del Territorio di Populonia170 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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Israel, Caesarea Maritima - the sweet view from Herod's Palace170 viewsLloyd
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Jordan, Petra - Khasneh170 viewsOK, it’s the photograph every visitor to Petra takes: the first sight of the Kasneh framed by the dark canyon of the Siq. But the view is breathtaking, so who can resist? Abu Galyon
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Portugal, Algarve, Site of Milreu169 viewsDetail of mosaic.pax
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Turkey, Istanbul (Constantinople) - Yerebatan Saray Cistern169 viewsA mysterious place under modern Istanbul. The technical data: the cistern is 138 m long and 65 m wide, the capacity is 21 million US gallons of water or 80.000 cubic meters, 336 marble columns. Franz-Josef M
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Italy, Rome, Forum169 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, Colosseum168 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum167 viewshall inside colloseumJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Sicily, Syracuse - Ear of Dionysius166 viewscave in stone quarries, also used as prisons in ancient timesJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Populonia - necropole166 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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Greece, Rhodes Acropolis of Lindos166 viewsIn the background you can see the steep steps of medieval time.Franz-Josef M
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Italy, Rome, Forum, arch of Septimius Severus and Curia166 viewspitbull
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Portugal, Algarve, Site of Milreu166 viewsremains of the floor of a roman villa (with heating) underneath a 16th cent. farmer housepax
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum with arch of Constantine in the background165 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Italy, Paestum, Temple of Apollo165 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
Johny SYSEL
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