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Ancient architecture dating prior to approximately 500 AD
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Segesta was one of the major cities of the Elymian people, one of the three indigenous peoples of Sicily. The temple is thought to have been built in the 420s BC by an Athenian architect.
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Places To Visit
Pyramid of Giza, Egypt by Andrej Ciesielski
Facade of the Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey; Roman, completed in 135 AD: The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Tiberius Julius Celsus, who is buried in a crypt beneath the library.
Head of a colossal statue of Zeus at Mt Nimrut, Turkey, at the sanctuary dedicated to King Antiochus I, Theos of the Commagene in the 1st century BC
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Places Around The World
The Monastery, better referred to as a temple, dedicated to a king of the Nabatean people, an ancient people of the Middle East. Built 1 BC, Petra, Jordan.
Art And Architecture
Places Of Interest
Seats at the ancient theatre of Dionysus in Athens, Greece
Giant griffin guarding the city of Persepolis, Iran, c. 516-465 BC
Out Of Place Artifacts
Valley Of The Kings
Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt
The guardians of Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt
The Arch of Septimius Severus in the ancient city of Leptis Magna - Libya - early 3rd century AD
Around The Worlds
Temple of Castor and Pollux, Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power.
Antiochus I of the Armenian kingdom of Commagene, shaking hands with Heracles, 70–38 BC, wall relief, ruins of Antiochus' tomb-sanctuary on Mt. Nimrut, Turkey
The Antonine Nymphaeum (foreground), a monumental fountain located on the north side of the ancient city of Sagalassos, Turkey, was built during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161–180) and was one of the most elaborate structures of the city.
Fountain, c. 160-180 AD: Sagalassos in Turkey was part of the Imperial Roman Empire. During the Hellenistic period, it was a major town with land highly suitable to agriculture. Evidence shows the area was populated as early as the 14th century BC.
The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Rome, Italy, built 141 AD
Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran. Photograph by Frans Lanting
The Colossi of Memnon, Thebes, Egypt, 1880s
Natural Swimming Ponds
Partially collapsed western tunnel between the Amphitheatre's arena and the Hippodrome at Leptis Magna, Libya
The Obelisk Tomb and Bab as-Siq Triclinium, Petra, Jordan
Ancient Egyptian Artifacts
Ancient Egypt Art
Nefertari Tomb scenes, Valley of the Queens, Egypt
Ancient Egyptian Architecture
Gods And Goddesses
Osirian statues of Hatshepsut at her tomb, fifth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, reigned c. 1473 - 1458 B.C.
Roman Amphitheatre of El Djem, Tunisia, c. 238 AD
Carvings at the Temple of Isis at Philae, Aswan, Egypt, 380-362 BC
Epic Of Gilgamesh
The colonnade in the inner courtyard of the Temple of Isis of Philae, which was moved downstream of the Aswan Dam in Egypt. Built 380-362 BC