• Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Torretta Pepoli, picturesque castle, Erice, Sicily , colour photo.
  • Rock pools on the beach of the historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Bay Hotel & fishermans houses of the historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Bay Hotel & fishermans houses of the historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Harbour  of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Sea front houses and shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and fushing baist on the shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Bay Hotel Pub, village & beach of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Harbour  of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Beach & slipway of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Harbour  of historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Traditional seaside colorful beach huts on the beachof Southwold, Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and fushing baist on the shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and fushing baist on the shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses and shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses, lifeboat look out tower  and shingle beach of Aldeburgh - Suffolk - England
  • Sea front houses and shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Sea front houses, lifeboat look out tower  and shingle beach of Aldeburgh - Suffolk - England
  • Sea front houses and Elizabethan Moat House Aldeburgh - Suffolk - England
  • Sea front houses and fushing baist on the shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Edwardian house on the seafront overlooking the beach oc Southwold, Suffolk, England
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Statue heads, from right, Herekles & Apollo  in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head of  Antiochus, the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • The Avilla alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak , below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Statue head of Commagene in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head of from left, Zeus, Commagene, Apollo, Herekles & Eagle in front of the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head of from left, Apollo, Herekles & Eagle in front of the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Tiled  lamp column of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled architectural details of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled stair balistrades of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled stair balistrades of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Albacette Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Albacette Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Badajoz alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Badajoz alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The North Tower of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunset, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak , below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak k, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak , below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Statue head of Herekles in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head of Zeus in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue heads at sunset, from right,  Lion, Eagle, Herekles & Apollo,  with headless seated statues in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue heads at sunrise, from right, Eagle, Herekles, Apollo, Zeus, Commagene, Antiochus, & Eagle, 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue heads at sunset, from left,  Eagle, Antiochus, Commagene, Zeus, Apollo, & Herekles with headless seated statues in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head at sunset of Zeus & Antiocchus behind, in front of the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The tonnara of Scopello (Tonnara di Scopello) Old Tuna processing buildings at sunset on the Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino mountain peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Tiled commemoration plague in the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled  lamp column of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled architectural details of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Tiled stair balistrades of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled 'Province Alcoves' along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Albacette Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Albacette Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Alicante Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Alicante Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The tiled Alicante Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Avilla alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Avilla alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Badajoz alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Almera tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The Seville tiled Alcove along the walls of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • The North Tower of the Plaza de Espana in Seville built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, Seville Spain
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church cemetry, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church cemetry, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church cemetry, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
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For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
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For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior, Krikhi, Georgia
  • Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior, Krikhi, Georgia
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework cross decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
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The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
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The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Guzelyurt cave city across the the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church decorative sculptures, 9th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church dates back to the 9th or 10th century. It is carved out of a single rock massive with rock columns holding up the roof of its church . The arches of Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church have rich architectural decorated relif sculptures. The naves are connected by rounded arches & there is a baptismal font to the east of the main entrance.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Picture & image the interior medieval frescoes Christ taken from the cross, Khobi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 13th century,  Khobi Monastery, Khobi, Georgia.
  • Close up picture & image medieval Georgian architectural stone work of the medieval Khobi Monastery and Khobi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 10th -13th century, Khobi, Georgia.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes on the barrel vaulted roof of of Ubisa St. George Georgian Orthodox medieval monastery, Georgia (country)<br />
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The 14th century lavish interior frescoes were painted by Gerasim in a local style known as Palaeologus  following Byzantine influences.
  • Pictures & images of Ubisa St. George Georgian Orthodox medieval monastery, 1141, Georgia (country)<br />
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Ubisa St. George was founded by St. Grigol (Gregory) of Khandzta under the patronage of King of Abkhazs Demetre II. The church is a single nave with a single apse above the altar.
  • Picture & image of the medieval Sapara Monastery Georgian Orthodox monastery church of St Saba, 13th century, Akhaltsikhe, Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the medieval Sapara Monastery Georgian Orthodox monastery church of St Saba, 13th century, Akhaltsikhe, Georgia.
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave interior of the city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave interior of the city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • picture & image of the gate and bell tower of the Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 11th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
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Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • Picture & image of Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 11th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
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Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • Picture & image of Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 11th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
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Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • Picture & image of Katskhi Pillar Georgian Orthodox church on a 40 m (130 ft) natural limestone rock pillar near Chiatura, Imereti Region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Studies have shown that the pillar was an early medieval hermitage occupied from at least the 9th century.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, rock storage Pit, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, house stone shelves, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of the interior of the one pillar hall Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of rock caves of Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of the medieval Christian Basilica, Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) walls. A cave city, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Close up picture & image of a Georgian inscription on the main entrance to David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
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Founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the  thirteen Assyrian monks who built monasteries throughout Georgia. The monastery is spread out over a huge area of the arid Mount Gareja, with small cells and chapels cut into cliff faces
  • Picture & image of David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country). 25 km (15 miles) from Gardabani<br />
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Founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the  thirteen Assyrian monks who built monasteries throughout Georgia. The 24 plus monasteries of David Gareja are spread out over a huge area of the arid Mount Gareja ridge, with small cells and chapels cut into cliff faces.
  • Picture & image of David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country). 25 km (15 miles) from Gardabani<br />
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Founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the  thirteen Assyrian monks who built monasteries throughout Georgia. The 24 plus monasteries of David Gareja are spread out over a huge area of the arid Mount Gareja ridge, with small cells and chapels cut into cliff faces.
  • Picture & image of David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country). 25 km (15 miles) from Gardabani<br />
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Founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the  thirteen Assyrian monks who built monasteries throughout Georgia. The 24 plus monasteries of David Gareja are spread out over a huge area of the arid Mount Gareja ridge, with small cells and chapels cut into cliff faces.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list. <br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work
  • Pictures & images of Gergeti Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba) Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church close up, 14th century, Gergeti, Khevi province, Georgia (country). At Sunset.
  • Pictures & images of Gergeti Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba) Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church bell tower, 14th century, Gergeti, Khevi province, Georgia (country). At Sunset.
  • Pictures & images of Gergeti Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba) Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church, 14th century, Gergeti, Khevi province, Georgia (country). At Sunset.
  • Pictures & images of Gergeti Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba) Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church and bell tower, 14th century, Gergeti, Khevi province, Georgia (country). At Sunset.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian cemetry of  Ikalto monastery . Near Telavi, Kakheti, Eastern Georgia (Country).
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian cemetry of  Ikalto monastery . Near Telavi, Kakheti, Eastern Georgia (Country).
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Transfiguration of Ikalto monastery was founded by Saint Zenon, one of the 13 Syrian Fathers, in the late 6th century. Near Telavi, Kakheti, Eastern Georgia (Country).<br />
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The Ikalto Monastery is famous for the Academy of Ikalto founded in the reign of King David the Builder by Arsen Ikaltoeli. The Academy of Ikalto trained its students in classical diciplins of rhetoric, astronomy, philosophy, geography, geometry as well as learning the skills of chantings, pottery and poetry. In the 12th century the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli studied here.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Transfiguration of Ikalto monastery was founded by Saint Zenon, one of the 13 Syrian Fathers, in the late 6th century. Near Telavi, Kakheti, Eastern Georgia (Country).<br />
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The Ikalto Monastery is famous for the Academy of Ikalto founded in the reign of King David the Builder by Arsen Ikaltoeli. The Academy of Ikalto trained its students in classical diciplins of rhetoric, astronomy, philosophy, geography, geometry as well as learning the skills of chantings, pottery and poetry. In the 12th century the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli studied here.
  • Pictures & images of two tetraconch cupola churches from the first quarter of the seventh century. Dzveli (Old) Shuamta Monastery  founded by one of the 13 Syrian Fathers in the sixth century, Kakheti , Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & images of the cupola of a tetraconch church from the first quarter of the seventh century. Dzveli (Old) Shuamta Monastery  founded by one of the 13 Syrian Fathers in the sixth century, Kakheti , Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & images of (foreground) sixth century triple naive basilica behind which is a  a tetraconch cupola church from the first quarter of the seventh century. Dzveli (Old) Shuamta Monastery  founded by one of the 13 Syrian Fathers in the sixth century, Kakheti , Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & images of Georgian Classica style church at The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe,  a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and the seat of the Bishops of Bodbe, Sighnaghi, Kakheti, Georgia.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval the fortified curtain wall of  Ninotsminda Cathedral, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Samtavro Transfiguration Church and Nunnery of St. Nino in Mtskheta, Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The small domed church of the Samtavro Monastery was originally built in the 4th century. The first Georgian Christian monarchs,  King Mirian and Qween Nana are buried here.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes depicting the Asumption of the Virgin. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the 17th century ciborium under which the robe of Jesus is said to have been buried. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures and images of St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi, Georgia (country). A perfect example of a 7th century Byzantine “Tree Cross” church  with a horseshoe apse laid out as in the Greek Cross style.
  • Pictures and images of St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi, Georgia (country). A perfect example of a 7th century Byzantine “Tree Cross” church  with a horseshoe apse laid out as in the Greek Cross style.
  • Pictures and images of St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi, Georgia (country). A perfect example of a 7th century Byzantine “Tree Cross” church  with a horseshoe apse laid out as in the Greek Cross style.
  • Pictures and images of the chapel in the historic medieval Kintsvisi Monastery Georgian Orthodox Monastery complex, Shida Kartli Region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Kintsvisi Monastery is the best preserved example of Georgian architecture of the 12th and 15th centuries, the so called Georgian Golden Age.
  • Pictures and images of St Nicholas Church in the historic medieval Kintsvisi Monastery Georgian Orthodox Monastery complex, Shida Kartli Region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Kintsvisi Monastery is the best preserved example of Georgian architecture of the 12th and 15th centuries, the so called Georgian Golden Age.
  • Pictures and images of St Nicholas Church in the historic medieval Kintsvisi Monastery Georgian Orthodox Monastery complex, Shida Kartli Region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Kintsvisi Monastery is the best preserved example of Georgian architecture of the 12th and 15th centuries, the so called Georgian Golden Age.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels on the north wall of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from left to right: Prince Bagrat, King George II, Queen Helen, King Bagrat III of Imereti.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine interior fresco in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine apse fresco of Theotokos, depicting the Virgin Mary, the  Mother of God, and child,  in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century, depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels on the north wall of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting Christ riding on a Donkey.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting saints.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine mosaics and frescoes in the interior of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of Gelati Georgian Orthodox church of St. Nicholas, 13th century.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of Gelati Georgian Orthodox church of St. Nicholas, 13th century.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of Gelati Georgian Orthodox churches of (foreground) St George, 13th century, (behind) Church of the Virgin, 1106. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chvibiani with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Chvibiani is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chvibiani has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • Picture of a Roman raised sarcophagus of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Royal rock tombs of Pontus including Mithridates I, died 266 BC. Amasya, Turkey
  • Statue heads, from left, Eagle & Antiochus with headless seated statues in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue heads, from right, Herekles, Apollo & Zeus, with headless seated statues in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue heads, from right, Eagle, Herekles, Apollo, Zeus, Commagene, Antiochus, & Eagle, 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue heads at sunset, from left,  Eagle, Antiochus, Commagene, Zeus, Apollo, & Herekles with headless seated statues in front of the stone pyramid 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, east Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head of from left, Apollo, Herekles & Eagle in front of the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head, from left, Antiochus, Commenge , Zeus, Apollo, Herekles & Eagle, in front of the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Statue head, from front, of an eagle, Herakles & Apollo, & Zeus (left), in front of the 62 BC Royal Tomb of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, west Terrace, Mount Nemrut or Nemrud Dagi summit, near Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep  close up  sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England
  • Medieval Corfe castle keep & battlements at sunrise, built in 1086 by William the Conqueror, Dorset England

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