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Turkey, Kizilcakuyu (Euromus, Caria) The Temple of Zeus Lepsinos103 viewsThe Temple of Zeus Lepsinos at Euromus was built on the site of an earlier Carian temple in the 2nd century AD during the reign of the emperor Hadrian.1 commentsJoe Sermarini12/15/18 at 12:18*Alex: Nice photography.
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Turkey, Dalyan - The rock tombs of Kaunos56 viewsOutside the official Kaunos archeological site, near Dalyan, Turkey there are six rock tombs on the Dalyan river (4th – 2nd century BC). The façades of the rock tombs resemble the fronts of Hellenistic temples with two Ionian pillars, a triangular pediment, an architrave with toothed friezes, and acroterions shaped like palm leaves.1 commentsJoe Sermarini12/15/18 at 12:16*Alex: Great. Never seen these before.
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Italy, Rome, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, with the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda, view from Palatine Hill, May 2005.64 viewsTemple of Antoninus and Faustina, with the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda, view from Palatine Hill, May 2005. The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina is an ancient Roman temple in Rome, adapted as a Roman Catholic church, Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Miranda. It is in the Forum Romanum, on the Via Sacra, opposite the Regia. The temple was begun by Antoninus Pius in 141 and was initially dedicated to his deceased and deified wife, Faustina the Elder. When Antoninus Pius was deified after his death in 161 AD, the temple was re-dedicated jointly to Antoninus and Faustina at the instigation of his successor, Marcus Aurelius. The ten monolithic Corinthian columns of its pronaos are 17 metres high. The rich bas-reliefs of the frieze under the cornice, of garlanded griffons and candelabri, were often copied from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Antoninus_and_Faustina Photograph released to the public domain.
1 commentsJoe Sermarini08/07/18 at 13:39*Alex: Excellent photo.
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Turkey, Istanbul, Hagia Sophia , picture from 2nd Floor53 views1 commentsSimon07/23/18 at 12:54*Alex: Good photo, indicates just how big the building is...
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Scotland, Roughcastle Roman Fort, Lilia67 viewsThese deep pits, which would have had something like a sharpened stake in the centre of them, were known as lilia because they apparently reminded the Romans of lilies. They are shown on Trajan's column in Rome and were also described by Julius Caesar in his Gallic Wars.
Lilia, which have been found at eight different locations along the 39 miles of the Antonine Wall, are part of its defensive system. The defensive line would have consisted of the ditch, the wall and these lilia, which you might call the ancient Roman equivalent of a minefield.
The lilia pictured above are at the Roman fort of Roughcastle a few miles west of Falkirk.
1 comments*Alex07/14/18 at 00:19Jay GT4: Thanks for sharing
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Scotland, Falkirk, Section of the Antonine Wall40 viewsThe Antonine Wall was built by the Romans across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland, between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. Representing the northernmost frontier barrier of the Roman Empire, it spanned approximately 63 kilometres (39 miles) and was about 3 metres (10 feet) high and 5 metres (16 feet) wide.
Construction began in AD 142 at the order of the Emperor Antoninus Pius, and took about 12 years to complete.
Most of the wall and its associated fortifications have been destroyed over time, but some remains are still visible. Many of these have come under the care of Historic Scotland and the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
1 comments*Alex07/14/18 at 00:18Jay GT4: Amazing
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Czech Republic, Morava region - Brno - V-shaped ditch of Roman temporary camp69 viewsV-shaped ditch of Roman temporary camp in Brno watching ford crosing on Svratka River in area of Marcoman tribe for while sometimes from 172 - 180 AD in time of Marcus Aurelius' Marcomannic Wars.
Dec 2017 excavated
1 commentsBohemian01/17/18 at 08:34*Alex: Interesting.
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Iran, Naqsh-e-Rajab, Fars Province60 viewsThe investiture of Ardashir I (left) by Ahura Mazda2 commentsSchatz12/19/17 at 21:21museumguy: Stunning!
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Iran, Naqsh-e-Rajab, Fars Province60 viewsThe investiture of Ardashir I (left) by Ahura Mazda2 commentsSchatz12/19/17 at 20:02Jay GT4: Great shot
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Iran, Ardashir I, 224 - 242 AD62 viewsThe investiture of the first Sasanian king, Ardashir I, by Ahura Mazda (left), a rock relief in Naqsh-e-Rostam north of Persepolis.1 commentsSchatz12/19/17 at 17:50quadrans: Great place..with a nice relief...
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Iran, The Anahita temple in Kangavar (Kermanshahr)60 viewsI found a coin in this location, unfortunately not a Parthian or Sasanian drachm, but a rusty Byzantine bronze follis from the 11th cent. AD. The Silk Road was everywhere!
1 commentsSchatz12/03/17 at 16:32quadrans: Nice place..
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Iran, Pasargadae (Fars province)57 viewsPart of one of Kyros’ two royal palaces, the audience hall.
Sections of massive columns and a relief showing a bull being led by a guard. The 2 square covered structures in the center may have been put up later as protection for exposed column bases.
1 commentsSchatz12/03/17 at 16:18quadrans: nice..
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Titus344 viewsThe Arch of Titus, on the Via Sacra, Rome, just to the south-east of the Roman Forum, was completed by Domitian in 96 A.D. to commemorate Titus' victories, including the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. The Arch of Titus has provided the general model for many of the triumphal arches erected since the 16th century—perhaps most famously it is the inspiration for the 1806 Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, completed in 1836.1 commentsJohny SYSEL06/09/17 at 10:35okidoki: very nice
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Turkey, Yakapinar (Mopsos) - Mosaics depicting Noah's Ark in the Misis Mosaic Museum126 viewsMosaics depicting Noah's Ark from ancient Mopsos in the Misis Mosaic Museum.1 commentsJoe Sermarini05/29/16 at 17:25okidoki: very nice
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Italy, Ravenna, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia138 viewsit is describbed as "the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments, and at the same time one of the most artistically perfect"

The building was formerly the oratory of the Church of the Holy Cross and now contains three sarcophagi. The largest sarcophagus was thought to contain the remains of Galla Placidia (died 450). Other is attributed to her husband, Emperor Constantius III. The last sarcophagus is attributed to Galla's son, Emperor Valentinian III, or to her brother, Emperor Honorius.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL07/01/15 at 12:16Charles S: Great
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Italy, Ravenna, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia137 viewsit is describbed as "the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments, and at the same time one of the most artistically perfect"

The building was formerly the oratory of the Church of the Holy Cross and now contains three sarcophagi. The largest sarcophagus was thought to contain the remains of Galla Placidia (died 450). Other is attributed to her husband, Emperor Constantius III. The last sarcophagus is attributed to Galla's son, Emperor Valentinian III, or to her brother, Emperor Honorius.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL07/01/15 at 12:15Charles S: Awesome beauty
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Greece, Amphipolis: The Lion of Amphipolis181 viewsThe first pieces of this rather grand monument were discovered near the banks of the River Strymon in 1912 by Greek soldiers during the Second Balkan War. Further finds were made in 1916 and in 1930-32 during the creation of Lake Kerkini. The Lion was restored (and partly reconstructed) in 1937.

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

Nobody knows what or who the monument commemorates; perhaps ongoing work on the Kasta Tomb will illuminate matters. A quite similar, somewhat smaller, statue, the “The Lion of Chaeronea”, honours the Sacred Band of Thebes, which was wiped out at the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE. But while several ancient sources (including Pausanias and Strabo) mention the Chaeronea lion and the circumstances of its construction, there is no ancient record of the Amphipolis lion.
1 commentsAbu Galyon03/20/15 at 11:43Charles S: nice reading
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Afghanistan, Balkh2616 viewsThe walls of Balkh, Afganistan1 commentsJoe Sermarini12/17/14 at 20:32okidoki: must have a lost of slaves
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Egypt, Babylon298 viewsThis elegant red and white banded brickwork is about all that remains on the surface to mark the Roman fortress of ‘Babylon in Egypt’. The Roman structure was started during the reign of Trajan on the site of an earlier Egyptian stronghold which marked the border between Lower and Middle Egypt. The fortress remained an important strategic outpost down through Byzantine times. In the fifth century the Legio XIII Gemina was stationed here. During the Arab conquest of Egypt in 640/1, Babylon endured a seven month siege before its capture.

These days most of the extensive Babylon complex lies buried under the streets of the Christian quarter of Old Cairo. The nearby medieval Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary is popularly known as the ‘Hanging Church’ because its nave was built suspended over two towers of the Roman fort.
1 commentsAbu Galyon08/18/14 at 16:42brian b4: the work back then was incredibal
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Turkey, Nymphaeum of Perge240 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 Sermarini07/21/14 at 02:39v-drome: I really enjoy seeing these photos and reading the...
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Israel, Caesarea Maritima 238 viewsThe view north from Herod's Palace, looking over the hippodrome to the ancient port area beyond the distant headland.1 commentsLloyd03/11/14 at 02:55n.igma: Impressive - chariot racing on the beach! Herod ha...
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Turkey, Istanbul - Alexander III in Lion Skin Head Dress - a frontal view - from the Alexander Sarcophagus in the Istanbul Museum354 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 T01/31/14 at 08:25n.igma: Better than any Alexander coin!
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Greece, Athens, The Approach to the Pynx from the Agora246 viewsThe home of democracy, the Pnyx was rebuilt and expanded in the 3rd quarter of the 4th century B.C., probably around 345-335 B.C. A massive, curved, retaining wall was built, as seen in this image. The steps of the old walkway from the Agora are visible and overbuilt by the retaining wall. Great Athenians such as Themistocles, Pericles and Socrates would have walked this path and steps in the heady days of the zenith Athenian democracy. 1 commentsLloyd01/31/14 at 08:20n.igma: Atmospheric and redolent of history!
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Greece, Athens, The Pnyx - outer stone retaining wall.242 viewsThe home of democracy, the Pnyx was rebuilt and expanded in the 3rd quarter of the 4th century B.C., probably around 345-335 B.C. A massive, curved, retaining wall was built, as seen in this image. The steps of the old walkway from the Agora are visible and overbuilt by the retaining wall. Great Athenians such as Themistocles, Pericles and Socrates wolud have walked ths path and steps in the heady days of the zenith Athenian democracy. 1 commentsLloyd01/31/14 at 07:51n.igma: In the footseps of the greats of Athenian history....
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento, Temple of Concordia218 viewsDue to its good state of preservation, the Temple of Concordia is ranked amongst the most notable edifices of the Greek civilization existing today. It has a peristatis of 6 x 13 columns built over a basement of 39.44 x 16.91 m; each Doric column has twenty grooves and a slight entasis, and is surmounted by an architrave with triglyphs and metopes; also perfectly preserved are the tympani. The cella, preceded by a pronaos, is accessed by a single step; also existing are the pylons with the stairs which allowed to reach the roof and, over the cella's walls and in the blocks of the peristasis entablature, the holes for the wooden beam of the ceiling. The exterior and the interior of the temple were covered by polychrome stucco. The upper frame had gutters with lion-like protomes, while the roof was covered by marble tiles.

When the temple was turned into a church the entrance was moved to the rear, and the rear wall of the cella was destroyed. The spaces between the columns were closed, while 12 arched openings were created in the cella, in order to obtain a structure with one nave and two aisles. The pagan altar was destroyed and sacristies were carved out in the eastern corners. The sepultures visible inside and outside the temple date to the High Middle Age.
2 commentsJoe Sermarini01/24/14 at 17:58carthago: Great picture. We were there last summer and temp...
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento, Temple of Concordia218 viewsDue to its good state of preservation, the Temple of Concordia is ranked amongst the most notable edifices of the Greek civilization existing today. It has a peristatis of 6 x 13 columns built over a basement of 39.44 x 16.91 m; each Doric column has twenty grooves and a slight entasis, and is surmounted by an architrave with triglyphs and metopes; also perfectly preserved are the tympani. The cella, preceded by a pronaos, is accessed by a single step; also existing are the pylons with the stairs which allowed to reach the roof and, over the cella's walls and in the blocks of the peristasis entablature, the holes for the wooden beam of the ceiling. The exterior and the interior of the temple were covered by polychrome stucco. The upper frame had gutters with lion-like protomes, while the roof was covered by marble tiles.

When the temple was turned into a church the entrance was moved to the rear, and the rear wall of the cella was destroyed. The spaces between the columns were closed, while 12 arched openings were created in the cella, in order to obtain a structure with one nave and two aisles. The pagan altar was destroyed and sacristies were carved out in the eastern corners. The sepultures visible inside and outside the temple date to the High Middle Age.
2 commentsJoe Sermarini01/24/14 at 17:33Sosius: Cool! Were you recently there?
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Greece, Didyma, The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Didyma259 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didyma2 commentsJoe Sermarini12/19/13 at 06:26n.igma: Not really in Greece, but in ancient Ionia, now Tu...
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Greece, Didyma, The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Didyma259 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didyma2 commentsJoe Sermarini12/16/13 at 17:04cicerokid: Great place. Been there got the tee-shirt. Full of...
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Greece, Delphi - Profile of the Charioteer of Delphi320 viewsDating from the early fifth century BC, this is one of the most hauntingly beautiful works of art. It still speaks after 2,500 years.2 commentsLloyd T12/02/13 at 03:10Rich B: Wonderful, the folds of the shirt
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Italy, Rome, Pons Aemilius287 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 SYSEL11/05/13 at 07:49Lloyd: So it only stood up for 1,740 years! Shoddy Roman ...
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Israel, Masada - pile of ancient catapult projectiles - Ouch!210 views1 commentsLloyd09/24/13 at 15:32superflex: Good luck sneaking one of those back home
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Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, North West Corner of the Parthenon786 views1 comments09/21/13 at 20:21cmcdon0923: They've done some fixing up since I was there ...
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Egypt, Cairo - Nilometer302 viewsThis octagonal pillar is the only surviving Nilometer in Cairo, tucked away in a kiosk on the island of Roda, in the middle of the Nile. When in use, the height of water in the pit measured the annual flooding of the river. In an ideal year the water would rise to the 16th of the marked divisions (each one cubit, approximately 52cm) decorating the column.

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

The surrounding structure is itself of architectural significance and dates to 861 CE. Which means those pointed arches set into the walls predate the European Gothic style by around 250 years – they could be the earliest pointed arches anywhere in the world.
1 commentsAbu Galyon07/31/13 at 02:30AlexB: Fascinating, thanks
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Greece, Delphi - Profile of the Charioteer of Delphi320 viewsDating from the early fifth century BC, this is one of the most hauntingly beautiful works of art. It still speaks after 2,500 years.2 commentsLloyd T07/31/13 at 02:28AlexB: Great picture, thanks
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Israel, Masada - The room in which lots were drawn197 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.
1 commentsLloyd07/28/13 at 10:57cicerokid: Except for wiley ben Joseph ! Great snaps great h...
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Italy, Rome, Unidentified Bust, Museum on Palatine362 viewsMuseum on Palatine2 commentsJohny SYSEL05/14/13 at 20:42Sosius: lovely sculpture. her gaze is transfixing.
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Greece, Epidaurus - theatre330 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL12/05/12 at 05:23Lloyd T: Great photo - wonderful composition!
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Turkey, Istanbul - Alexander III in Lion Skin Head Dress - a frontal view - from the Alexander Sarcophagus in the Istanbul Museum354 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 T11/28/12 at 15:10*Alex: Very informative, great photo.
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Spain, Segovia - Aqueduct260 views2 commentsViriathus11/25/12 at 18:09Mark Z: Stupendous structure and photo!
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Greece, Delphi - overlooking the Temple of Apollo280 views1 commentsLloyd T09/23/12 at 14:07*Alex: Lovely photo with the flowers in the foreground.
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Constantine397 viewscommemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius
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1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/13/12 at 17:36neander: Romantic night view!
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Septimius Severus319 viewsbuilt in 203 AD to commemorate the Parthian victories1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/13/12 at 17:32neander: Right! Spirit of my favorite emperor!
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Italy, Rome, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina232 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.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/13/12 at 17:22neander: Magnificient!
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Constantine with Colosseum in the background489 views2 commentsJohny SYSEL09/02/12 at 15:32Viriathus: Great photo!
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Spain, Segovia - Aqueduct260 views2 commentsViriathus09/02/12 at 03:55SPQR Coins: Beautiful photograph!
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Greece, Delphi - The Charioteer of Delphi281 viewsThe life-size statue of a chariot driver was found in 1896 at the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi. It is now in the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

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

The beauty of this work is breathtaking.
1 commentsLloyd T09/02/12 at 03:53SPQR Coins: Very beautiful. How wonderful it would have been t...
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New World, Peru 1614 viewsThat's me, standing close to the stones, just to give the size...2 commentsMayadigger09/01/12 at 16:05Viriathus: Such huge stones, and they fit perfectly!
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Greece, Mycenae - The Lion Gate365 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 T09/01/12 at 15:59Viriathus: I've also spent much time waiting with my came...
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Italy, Pompeii - victims of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.376 viewsOne of the unfortunate victims of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.1 commentsMark Zema08/10/12 at 15:18Basherlock1: I've always loved Pompeii. (I plan to go there...
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Greece, Olympia in Spring259 viewsA magical site at any time, but resplendent in Spring!1 commentsLloyd T07/01/12 at 01:07SPQR Coins: Lovely photograph!
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Italy, Rome, Original ancient door from Curia205 viewsnow it is in Basilica of St. John Lateran ... seat of Pope until he moved to Vatican1 commentsJohny SYSEL04/20/12 at 16:36Kained but Able: Wow, really? This should be in a museum!
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Israel, Masada518 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 Friedman04/19/12 at 19:46Kained but Able: Awesome view!
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Greece, Thera - Akrotiri 282 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 SYSEL03/20/12 at 04:52Lloyd T: Wonderful!
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Greece, Thera - Akrotiri 282 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 SYSEL03/19/12 at 22:25mihali84: Nice pic
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Greece, Delphi - temple of Apollo370 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/01/12 at 03:56Lloyd T: Another stunning composition.
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Greece, Delphi - tholos333 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/01/12 at 03:55Lloyd T: Very nicely composed.
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Croatia, Split - Diocletian's palace362 viewsDiocletian's palace is historical centre of Split - Croatia.1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/01/12 at 03:54Lloyd T: Great image!
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Italy, Rome, Unidentified Bust, Museum on Palatine362 viewsMuseum on Palatine2 commentsJohny SYSEL02/19/12 at 15:20Kained but Able: Beautiful.
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Italy, Orvieto - Etruscan temple200 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL02/18/12 at 18:14Kained but Able: Looks like an interesting site, thanks for posting...
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Italy, Thurium, Planning assumptions of Thurium (Lucania)254 viewsPlanning assumptions of Thurium, by Archaeological Museum of Sibaritide (Sibari, Cs, Italy).1 commentsTaras02/12/12 at 10:16David Atherton: I love reconstructions like this.
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Greece, Delos - Wall in the Maritime Quarter297 viewsRemnant plasterwork and painting illustrates how the coarse stone walls were finished in the residential area that is the Maritime Quarter.1 commentsLloyd T12/21/11 at 09:42Kained but Able: Great picture - incredible that this section of wa...
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Greece, Mycenae - The Lion Gate365 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 T12/20/11 at 14:04Jaimelai: That is a nice picture - must be quite a trip!
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Greece, Sounion - The Temple of Poseidon231 viewsNot so ancient graffiti!1 commentsLloyd T12/19/11 at 19:22mihali84: Very cool!
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Turkey, Çatalhöyük266 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 Galyon12/19/11 at 19:00cicerokid: wow..
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Greece, Cape Sounion - The Temple of Poseidon302 viewsAccording to legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea.1 commentsLloyd T12/19/11 at 18:58cicerokid: Memories of my honeymoon and sunsets 25 years ago
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Greece, Kos - Asclepieion272 viewsparts of column, temple in the back ground.
Kos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepieion
1 commentsJohny SYSEL08/24/11 at 23:21Bruno V.: Great!
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - remains of city wall527 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL07/10/11 at 21:18Bruno V.: Great photography!
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Greece, Delphi - theatre375 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL05/27/11 at 06:53Potator II: That's a marvellous place, and a good picture ...
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Turkey, Ephesus - Public Toilets683 viewsMinus the slaves to warm the seats in winter and the live entertainment1 commentsmemphius05/27/11 at 02:48Mark Z2: Funny!
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Constantine with Colosseum in the background489 views2 commentsJohny SYSEL05/27/11 at 02:45Mark Z2: Pro shot! Nice!
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Turkey, Miletos206 viewsEaster 20071 commentsPotator II03/31/11 at 23:28Bruno V.: Beautiful picture
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France, Nemausus - Bollard294 viewsNîmes was founded by Augustus, with veterans from his Egyptian campaigns. The coin-type with the crocodile chained to a palm is famous, and still used by Nîmes as its coat of arms today. Here it appears on one of the (modern) bollards set up around the ancient amphitheatre.1 commentsSyltorian03/02/11 at 01:55Lloyd T: What a great idea - A handy bollard to which to ch...
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Turkey, Aspendos, Roman theatre, Seating326 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 Galyon12/21/10 at 02:04Mark Z2: Super!
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Greece, Athens - Parthenon476 viewsTemple of Athena built by Perikles.1 commentsJohny SYSEL11/25/10 at 03:19Lloyd T: Miraculous shot - not a person in sight! How?
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Italy, Rome, Basilica Ulpia and Trajan's column277 viewsChurch of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum in the background.1 commentsJohny SYSEL11/13/10 at 17:51neander: This is the real beauty for all people!
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Turkey, Side - Temple of Athena246 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 Galyon10/19/10 at 14:59Philoromaos: Have to agree with you there. When I visited about...
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Titus327 viewsbuilt by Domitianus
commemorate victory of Titus in Jerusalem in the first Jewish–Roman War
1 commentsJohny SYSEL07/21/10 at 15:14rexesq: Great shot....beautiful.
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Italy, Rome, Pantheon237 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 SYSEL07/21/10 at 15:14rexesq: Wow....what a beautiful structure.....and a great ...
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Israel, Jerusalem - Western Wall and Dome of the Rock1737 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 commentsZam07/03/10 at 19:11Aarmale: Beautiful!
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Italy, Ostia - Caupona722 viewsBeautifully preserved, it seems to step back in time.
Posted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
1 commentsStrength And Honour06/06/10 at 11:56Mark Z2: I wonder if the inhabitants realized how beautiful...
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Italy, Rome, Pantheon181 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/03/10 at 18:23Mark Z2: Great shot, Johny! Were you lying on the floor whe...
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Italy, Rome, Pons Aemilius287 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 SYSEL02/17/10 at 12:36Johny SYSEL: ponte rotto is modern name but this is ANCIENT for...
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Italy, Rome, Pons Aemilius287 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 SYSEL02/17/10 at 12:20Jochen: It's called 'ponte rotto'!
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum335 views3 commentsJohny SYSEL02/12/10 at 22:19Mark Z2: Super shot! I envy you the opportunity to be there...
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum335 views3 commentsJohny SYSEL02/12/10 at 21:22Johny SYSEL: not too late - I think somewhen between 22:00 and ...
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum335 views3 commentsJohny SYSEL02/12/10 at 20:27Jay GT4: Beautiful! How late was it for there not to be an...
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum222 viewsbuilt between 70 AD and 80 AD1 commentsJohny SYSEL02/12/10 at 18:24Randygeki(h2): great photo
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Turkey, Ephesus - Curetes Street1264 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 commentsmemphius12/28/09 at 05:12Lloyd T: And behind it, the very distant flat area is the s...
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Turkey, Ephesus - temple of Artemis - 1 of the 7 wonders of ancien world383 viewsWe can only dream up what it was once.2 commentsJohny SYSEL09/25/09 at 18:34Johny SYSEL: thought that only one column ''glued-up...
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Turkey, Ephesus - Library285 viewsEaster 20071 commentsPotator II09/23/09 at 05:10randy h2: great picture
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Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage)348 viewsCarthage was completely destroyed 146 BC so all excavations are from roman times.1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/21/09 at 23:12Noah: spectacular view
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Greece, Athens - Temple of Hephaestus and Athena Ergane528 viewsalso Theseion
Temple was used as church in christian times.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/21/09 at 23:10Noah: this is a great angle that renders a cool effect
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Greece, Athens - Odeon of Herodes Atticus578 viewsBuilt in 161 AD1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/21/09 at 23:09Noah: beautiful photo
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Turkey, Ephesus - Theater501 viewsOne of the largest in the ancient world. The apostle Paul spoke here before getting booted out for causing riots.1 commentsmemphius09/21/09 at 19:09slokind: Which theater?
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Turkey, Ephesus - temple of Artemis - 1 of the 7 wonders of ancien world383 viewsWe can only dream up what it was once.2 commentsJohny SYSEL09/21/09 at 19:07slokind: Not quite true about 'dream up'; excellent...
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Turkey, Ephesus - Relief inside temple of Hadrian603 views1 commentsmemphius09/21/09 at 19:03slokind: What is the subject matter?
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Turkey, Ephesus - Central square of Terrace Houses560 viewsPart of the central square of the terrace houses in Ephesus.1 commentsmemphius09/21/09 at 19:01slokind: This is the temple of Hadrian
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Italy, Capua - Amphitheatre391 viewsSpartacus fought there.1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/21/09 at 18:37slokind: As excellent an example of inhabited scrolls as yo...
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Greece, Athens - Entrance to the Athens Numismatic Museum730 viewsThe former mansion of noted amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. What was inside those doors was truly marvelous.1 commentsmemphius09/21/09 at 18:34slokind: And a good cast of one of the Ephesos Amazons in f...
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Turkey, Ephesus - Curetes Street1264 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 commentsmemphius09/21/09 at 18:30slokind: And in the distance the reconstructed Library of C...
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Constantine1386 viewsView of the arch of Constantine from the top of the Colosseum2 commentsTitus Pullo09/21/09 at 18:28slokind: That's the most informative photo of the A of ...
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Cyprus, Paphos - tomb343 viewsTombs were built between 400 BC and 300 AD.1 commentsJohny SYSEL08/04/09 at 22:07kypros84: Magnificent, you can see how two millennia of eart...
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Greece, Gortys (Peloponnese Arcadia) - sanctuary of Asclepius365 viewsGortys lost its influence after foundation of Megalopolis in 371 BC.1 commentsJohny SYSEL06/10/09 at 07:53areich: Thanks a lot for all these great pictures!
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum Arch of Constantine344 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 commentsfordicus04/15/09 at 18:54mauseus: I like this picture too and takes me back to when ...
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Italy, Rome, Forum399 viewsView down onto the Roman forum. Palatine hill is in the background. Photo taken in 2005.1 commentsTitus Pullo01/23/09 at 06:14randy h2: Great shot
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Italy, Rome, Colosseum 1599 viewsPosted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
1 commentsStrength And Honour10/14/08 at 23:31Mark Zema: Were you allowed on the walkway?
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Italy, Pompeii - modest villa354 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 Zema10/10/08 at 10:48Noah: great photo
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Italy, Pompeii - residential street295 viewsOne of the numerous residential streets in Pompeii. July 20081 commentsMark Zema10/09/08 at 20:33Titus Pullo: I have many of the same pictures!
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Italy, Rome, Arch of Constantine1386 viewsView of the arch of Constantine from the top of the Colosseum2 commentsTitus Pullo10/09/08 at 20:30Mark Zema: Wow, what a great shot!
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Italy, Ostia - Street545 viewsIt is like stepping back in time....
Posted by Strength And Honour.
Photo taken by my friend Hebe.
1 commentsStrength And Honour04/08/08 at 19:38snorkelpaleis: amazing!
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Italy, Rome, Curia837 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 Honour07/08/07 at 08:18LordBest: The curia was party restored by Mussolini, I wonde...
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Italy, Rome, Curia837 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 Honour07/07/07 at 18:36danikshin: thats crazy
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Turkey, Ephesus - Curetes Street1264 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 commentsmemphius07/07/07 at 18:27danikshin: wow!
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Israel, Caesarea909 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 Friedman05/22/07 at 00:35Daniel F: I took the photo. My son is the hooded kid in the ...
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Israel, Caesarea909 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 Friedman03/14/07 at 18:34Noah: Did you take this, or are you in it?
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Mali, West Africa, Timbukto1886 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 commentsBolayi11/03/06 at 17:35akselv: On the outskirts of the Sah'ra... I wanna go there...
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France, Ambrussum, Gallia Narbonensis - Bridge over Vidourle river.730 viewsUsed to have eleven arches and still used untill the middle ages. From this bridge the via Domitia goes upwards to the settlement1 commentsBohemond10/16/06 at 18:50Noah: beautiful picture!
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Turkey, Ephesus, Library of Celsus1382 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 commentsmemphius07/03/05 at 19:19Jeroen: Impressive isn't it? Been there last week WOW!
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Jordan, Petra - The Treasury780 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 commentspax03/24/05 at 22:00Mayadigger: Just in case you think you may have seen this edif...
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New World, Peru 1.5649 viewsMore Cyclopean Stones with Sheri showing their size...3 commentsMayadigger03/24/05 at 21:57Mayadigger: Hi Ted, No, "peloltin" never made it this far sout...
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New World, Peru 1.5649 viewsMore Cyclopean Stones with Sheri showing their size...3 commentsMayadigger03/23/05 at 23:44wolfgang336: Ah yes, ancient S. American's certainly enjoyed th...
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New World, Peru 1.5649 viewsMore Cyclopean Stones with Sheri showing their size...3 commentsMayadigger03/23/05 at 21:41whitetd49: Is this a ballcourt?
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New World, Peru 1614 viewsThat's me, standing close to the stones, just to give the size...2 commentsMayadigger03/23/05 at 17:25Tiathena: Marvelously-impressive! Even if on the ‘wrong-side...
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New World, Maya, Copan, Honduras715 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 commentsMayadigger03/03/05 at 23:28Mayadigger: Nope...He was invited from the "Big City" to give ...
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New World, Maya, Copan, Honduras715 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 commentsMayadigger03/03/05 at 08:29whitetd49: Teotehuacano, not a captive?
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New World, Maya, Lamanai, Belize603 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 commentsMayadigger03/02/05 at 00:04Mayadigger: Note: I'm wearing "the Hat" again...
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New World, Maya, Tikal, Guatemala, Cox Combs above the rain forest660 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 commentsMayadigger03/02/05 at 00:03Mayadigger: Hey, I've had this hat for close to 12 years now! ...
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New World, Maya, Tikal, Guatemala, Cox Combs above the rain forest660 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 commentsMayadigger02/25/05 at 13:12racerx: The pyramids look like they were photoshoped in! ...
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New World, Maya, Tikal, Guatemala, Cox Combs above the rain forest660 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 commentsMayadigger02/25/05 at 02:51wolfgang336: Complete with Indiana Jones fedora!
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China, Great Wall1021 viewsIt's a wall and its great, what more do I need to say :) - Bolayi1 commentsBolayi02/15/05 at 23:49Tiathena: Excellent photo ..!
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Jordan, Petra - The Treasury780 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 commentspax02/14/05 at 11:18Joe Sermarini: I must go someday!
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Jordan, Petra - The Treasury780 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 commentspax02/14/05 at 10:02Bolayi: I was there in 1998, a fantastic place well worth ...
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Cyprus, Pafos, Roman Mosaic in "The House of the Century"1249 viewsMosaic in "The House of the Century"1 commentsJeroen08/05/04 at 03:17slokind: Legends need to be legible. It is, I think, Apollo...
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Mali, West Africa, Timbukto1886 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 commentsBolayi08/02/04 at 00:41Bolayi: West Africa - Mali
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Mali, West Africa, Timbukto1886 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 commentsBolayi08/01/04 at 01:15alexB: Aologies for ignorance - where is it? East Africa?...
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Mali, West Africa, Timbukto1886 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 commentsBolayi07/31/04 at 08:41Robert_Brenchley: This is where my wife's family originated; we'll g...
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