• Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Byzantine Walls of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine Walls of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine Walls of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine Walls of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Picture & image peat pile oustide the exterior with stone walls and thatched roof of The historic Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Picture & image of the exterior with stone walls and thatched roof of The historic Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Picture & image of the exterior with stone walls and thatched roof of The historic Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Picture & image of the exterior with stone walls and thatched roof of The historic Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Picture & image of the exterior with stone walls and thatched roof of The historic Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Picture & image of the exterior with stone walls and thatched roof of The historic Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Walls of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • North Walls & Ravine with cave houses around Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • North Walls & Ravine around Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • North Walls & Ravine with cave houses around Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Medieval walls of Zadar, Croatia
  • Stock photos of  St. Vlaho patron Saint of Dubrovnik. Statue  in the city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia
  • Stock photos of St. Vlaho patron Saint of Dubrovnik. Statue  in the city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia
  • Mont Saint-Michel Town Walls - Brittany - France
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Medieval city walls and ruins - Sopron, Hungary
  • Medieval city walls and ruins - Sopron, Hungary
  • Stock photos of Dubrovnik Old town - View of the city walls and sea with a cruise liner
  • Stock photos of Dubrovnik Old town - View of the city walls and sea with a cruise liner
  • Mont Saint-Michel- Town Walls- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel Town Walls - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel Town Walls - Brittany - France
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of The medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Stock photos of Cannon on the  medieval city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatia.
  • Villa front in the old wall of Rab Island, Craotia
  • Dry stone wall on the Greek Island of Ios, Greece
  • Dry stone wall on the Greek Island of Ios, Greece
  • Red brick wall. Urban textures -Venice Italy
  • Red brick wall. Urban textures -Venice Italy
  • Red brick wall. Urban textures -Venice Italy
  • Red brick wall. Urban textures -Venice Italy
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Town Wall and main Street - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Town Wall and main Street - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Town Wall and main Street - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel wall and abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel wall at high tide - Gabriel Tower & Hayloft  - Brittany - France
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • The medieval town and cliffs Rab. Rab Island, Craotia
  • Original interior of the kitchen area with paet fire burning in The Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Original interior of the kitchen area with paet fire burning in The Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Original interior of the kitchen area with paet fire burning in The Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Animal quarters in the original interior of The Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Gate towers of the Medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Gate towers of the Medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Gate towers of the Medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Gate towers of the Medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Gate towers of the Medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Gate towers of the Medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Light House on the top of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Light House on the top of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Light House on the top of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Moat of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Clock tower of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Clock tower of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Moorish head over the gate of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • View from the medieval  hill fortifications above Kotor across roof tops and Kotor Bay - Montenegro
  • View from the medieval  hill fortifications above Kotor across roof tops and Kotor Bay - Montenegro
  • Stock photos of Dubrovnik Old town - View of medieval city looking out to sea
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at sunset - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Panorama at kow tide - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel- Hatloft & Gabriel Fort - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Abbey Tower - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Main Street- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Post Office & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide with Saint Auberts Chapel and Gabriel's Tower- Brittany - France
  • Saint Aubert's Chapel - Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Abbey Lift Winch Wheel - Brittany - France
  • Original interior of an isle of Lewis White house which replaced the Black hosuses on the Island, Scotland
  • Original interior of the kitchen area with paet fire burning in The Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Hen coupe in the store room  of The Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Original bedroom interior with original box-beds of The Blackhouse, 24 Arnol, Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
  • Gate towers of the Medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Gate towers of the Medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Interior ruins of the medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Gate towers of the Medieval Norman Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Caernarfon or Carnarvon Castle built in 1283 by King Edward I of England, Gwynedd, north-west Wales,
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Moat of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Clock tower of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Clock tower of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Clock tower of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Clock tower of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Clock tower of The old citadel [ ?????? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Neo Frourio  [ ??? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Neo Frourio  [ ??? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • The Winged Venetian Lion over a gate to the Neo Frourio  [ ??? ??????? ] Corfu City, Greek Ionian Islands
  • Gallert Hill Bastion building, Budapset Hungary
  • Trogir Harbour front with Medieval buildings - Croatia
  • Trogir Harbour front with Medieval buildings - Croatia
  • Trogir Harbour front with Medieval buildings - Croatia
  • Trogir Harbour front with Medieval buildings - Croatia
  • Trogir Harbour front with Medieval buildings - Croatia
  • Stock photos of views of The Fortress of Lovijenac - Dubrovnik - Croatia
  • Stock photos of views of The Fortress of Lovijenac - Dubrovnik - Croatia
  • Stock photos of views of The Fortress of Lovijenac - Dubrovnik - Ctoatia
  • Trogir Harbour front with Medieval buildings - Croatia
  • Stock photos of views of The Fortress of Lovijenac - Dubrovnik - Ctoatia
  • View from the medieval  hill fortifications above Kotor across roof tops and Kotor Bay - Montenegro
  • View from the medieval  hill fortifications above Kotor - Montenegro
  • View from the medieval  hill fortifications above Kotor across roof tops and Kotor Bay - Montenegro
  • View from the medieval  hill fortifications above Kotor across roof tops and Kotor Bay - Montenegro
  • View from the medieval  hill fortifications above Kotor across roof tops and Kotor Bay - Montenegro
  • Panoramic view from the medieval  hill fortifications above Kotor across roof tops and Kotor Bay - Montenegro
  • View across roof tops from the medieval  hill fortifications above Kotor across roof tops and Kotor Bay - Montenegro
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - In Dawn Mist  - Brittany - France
  • Saint Aubert's Chapel - Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Panorama at kow tide - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - In Dawn Mist  - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - At night - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Main Street- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel -  EWood Tiled Roof - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Saint Aubert's Chapel - Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Saint Aubert's Chapel - Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at High Tide - Brittany - France
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Bedroom B, the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
The bedroom (cubiculum). an intimate space with a bed (kline), divided into antechamber and bed alcove, has a rich decoration whose dominant color is the expensive cinnabar red. Architectural elements rendered in perspective complete with shadows are the setting for representations of pictures hung on the walls, which give the impression of an art gallery. Painted aedicula frame on the left wall the toilette of Aphrodite, on the right Dionysos with the nymphs of Mt. Nysa, to whom Zeus had entrusted the care of his baby son. Other small pictures, shown with illusionistic wooden protective shutters, present scenes of interiors and pairs of lovers. Fantastic ornamental figures and Egyptian gods, like Isis and Juppiter Ammon, cover the walls. The barrel vault in pure white stucco is decorated with reliefs showing scenes of initiation into the mysteries and idylic landscapes with sacred elements.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Bedroom B, the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
The bedroom (cubiculum). an intimate space with a bed (kline), divided into antechamber and bed alcove, has a rich decoration whose dominant color is the expensive cinnabar red. Architectural elements rendered in perspective complete with shadows are the setting for representations of pictures hung on the walls, which give the impression of an art gallery. Painted aedicula frame on the left wall the toilette of Aphrodite, on the right Dionysos with the nymphs of Mt. Nysa, to whom Zeus had entrusted the care of his baby son. Other small pictures, shown with illusionistic wooden protective shutters, present scenes of interiors and pairs of lovers. Fantastic ornamental figures and Egyptian gods, like Isis and Juppiter Ammon, cover the walls. The barrel vault in pure white stucco is decorated with reliefs showing scenes of initiation into the mysteries and idylic landscapes with sacred elements.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Bedroom B, the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
The bedroom (cubiculum). an intimate space with a bed (kline), divided into antechamber and bed alcove, has a rich decoration whose dominant color is the expensive cinnabar red. Architectural elements rendered in perspective complete with shadows are the setting for representations of pictures hung on the walls, which give the impression of an art gallery. Painted aedicula frame on the left wall the toilette of Aphrodite, on the right Dionysos with the nymphs of Mt. Nysa, to whom Zeus had entrusted the care of his baby son. Other small pictures, shown with illusionistic wooden protective shutters, present scenes of interiors and pairs of lovers. Fantastic ornamental figures and Egyptian gods, like Isis and Juppiter Ammon, cover the walls. The barrel vault in pure white stucco is decorated with reliefs showing scenes of initiation into the mysteries and idylic landscapes with sacred elements.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom B  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
The bedroom (cubiculum). an intimate space with a bed (kline), divided into antechamber and bed alcove, has a rich decoration whose dominant color is the expensive cinnabar red. Architectural elements rendered in perspective complete with shadows are the setting for representations of pictures hung on the walls, which give the impression of an art gallery. Painted aedicula frame on the left wall the toilette of Aphrodite, on the right Dionysos with the nymphs of Mt. Nysa, to whom Zeus had entrusted the care of his baby son. Other small pictures, shown with illusionistic wooden protective shutters, present scenes of interiors and pairs of lovers. Fantastic ornamental figures and Egyptian gods, like Isis and Juppiter Ammon, cover the walls. The barrel vault in pure white stucco is decorated with reliefs showing scenes of initiation into the mysteries and idylic landscapes with sacred elements.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom B  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
The bedroom (cubiculum). an intimate space with a bed (kline), divided into antechamber and bed alcove, has a rich decoration whose dominant color is the expensive cinnabar red. Architectural elements rendered in perspective complete with shadows are the setting for representations of pictures hung on the walls, which give the impression of an art gallery. Painted aedicula frame on the left wall the toilette of Aphrodite, on the right Dionysos with the nymphs of Mt. Nysa, to whom Zeus had entrusted the care of his baby son. Other small pictures, shown with illusionistic wooden protective shutters, present scenes of interiors and pairs of lovers. Fantastic ornamental figures and Egyptian gods, like Isis and Juppiter Ammon, cover the walls. The barrel vault in pure white stucco is decorated with reliefs showing scenes of initiation into the mysteries and idylic landscapes with sacred elements.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom B  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
The bedroom (cubiculum). an intimate space with a bed (kline), divided into antechamber and bed alcove, has a rich decoration whose dominant color is the expensive cinnabar red. Architectural elements rendered in perspective complete with shadows are the setting for representations of pictures hung on the walls, which give the impression of an art gallery. Painted aedicula frame on the left wall the toilette of Aphrodite, on the right Dionysos with the nymphs of Mt. Nysa, to whom Zeus had entrusted the care of his baby son. Other small pictures, shown with illusionistic wooden protective shutters, present scenes of interiors and pairs of lovers. Fantastic ornamental figures and Egyptian gods, like Isis and Juppiter Ammon, cover the walls. The barrel vault in pure white stucco is decorated with reliefs showing scenes of initiation into the mysteries and idylic landscapes with sacred elements.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom B  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
The bedroom (cubiculum). an intimate space with a bed (kline), divided into antechamber and bed alcove, has a rich decoration whose dominant color is the expensive cinnabar red. Architectural elements rendered in perspective complete with shadows are the setting for representations of pictures hung on the walls, which give the impression of an art gallery. Painted aedicula frame on the left wall the toilette of Aphrodite, on the right Dionysos with the nymphs of Mt. Nysa, to whom Zeus had entrusted the care of his baby son. Other small pictures, shown with illusionistic wooden protective shutters, present scenes of interiors and pairs of lovers. Fantastic ornamental figures and Egyptian gods, like Isis and Juppiter Ammon, cover the walls. The barrel vault in pure white stucco is decorated with reliefs showing scenes of initiation into the mysteries and idylic landscapes with sacred elements.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a white background.<br />
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Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a black background.<br />
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Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a grey background.<br />
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Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against an art background.<br />
<br />
Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a white background.<br />
<br />
Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a black background.<br />
<br />
Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against an art background.<br />
<br />
Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom B  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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The bedroom (cubiculum). an intimate space with a bed (kline), divided into antechamber and bed alcove, has a rich decoration whose dominant color is the expensive cinnabar red. Architectural elements rendered in perspective complete with shadows are the setting for representations of pictures hung on the walls, which give the impression of an art gallery. Painted aedicula frame on the left wall the toilette of Aphrodite, on the right Dionysos with the nymphs of Mt. Nysa, to whom Zeus had entrusted the care of his baby son. Other small pictures, shown with illusionistic wooden protective shutters, present scenes of interiors and pairs of lovers. Fantastic ornamental figures and Egyptian gods, like Isis and Juppiter Ammon, cover the walls. The barrel vault in pure white stucco is decorated with reliefs showing scenes of initiation into the mysteries and idylic landscapes with sacred elements.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Viridarium L  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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Rooms B and D, clearly bedrooms (cubicula), were symmetrically arranged and projected farther forward than the large room C (the triclinium). They opened onto a rectangular unroofed space that must have been a garden (viridarium). This was a genuine hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). The walls that surrounded the real garden were decorated with a painted garden, like an extension of the real one. The south wall was decorated with the three panels shown here: within dense vegetation there are huts made of reeds, jetting fountains, and a marble seat. The most complete example of this kind of room is the one from the Villa of Livia (on display on this floor of the museum), the prototype for the fashion that spread throughout the Roman world of painting gardens on interior walls and around real garden spaces.

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