• Fisherman's Bastion in the Castle District - Budapest Hungary
  • Ornamental carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Ornamental carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Rialto Bridge - Venice Italy
  • Rialto Bridge - Venice Italy
  • Fisherman's Bastion in the Castle District - Budapest Hungary
  • Fisherman's Bastion in the Castle District - Budapest Hungary
  • Ornamental carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Ornamental carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Ornamental carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Ornamental carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Ornamental carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Ornamental painted carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Ornamental carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Ornamental painted carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Ornamental carved wood Szekely village farm gate. Transylvania, Romania.
  • Rialto Bridge - Venice Italy
  • Rialto Bridge - Venice Italy
  • Rialto Bridge - Venice Italy
  • "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • "the Brave Men' scupture in the sand at Omaha D Day landing beach, Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • American second world war cemetry at Omaha beach. Normandy, France.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a prisoner of  Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a prisoner of  Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • RomanSebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion rrelief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion rrelief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion rrelief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion rrelief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion rrelief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Fryup : North : Yorkshire : Moors : National : Park : rural : countryside : country : fields : grass : farm : farming : land : trees : hedges : dry : stone : wall : heritage : protected : upland : Moorland : heather ; bracken : organic : sheep : cows : hills : dales : dale : valley : high : land : landscape : picturesque : peaceful : beautiful : walkers : tourist : travel : visitor : holiday : wildlife : northeast : autumn : colours : forestry : remote : farmer : traditional :
  • Land Rover Defender amongst the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Land Rover Defender amongst the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Stone Sculpture depicting  Kassite or 3rd Dynasty of Babylon King Meli-Shipak II commemorating a donation of land to his daughter-Hannubat Nannaya. Circa 1186-1172 BC excavated from Susa where it had been taken as a spoil of war. The king dressed in a long robe with his right hand raised in a gesture of greeting. With his left hand he grasps the wrist of his daughter. The princess carries in her left hand a nine-stringed harp. Both face an enthroned goddess Nanya, a deity worshipped especially at Uruk[, who is dressed in a flounced or segmented garment and donning a feathered mitre and sits on the far side of a cultic censer on a stand. Above them are the symbols of three divinities astral: the star of Ishtar, the sun god Shamash and Sin of the crescent moon are in the sky. The rest of the stele has been entirely defaced, possibly by an Elamite king intending to have his own inscription engraved. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Moulding of 8th Cent. BC late Hittite rock relief . Warpalas, King of Tyana land, praying in front of a plant & storm god Tarhunza. From Ivriz (Konya, Ergeli) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7869.
  • Stone Sculpture depicting  Kassite or 3rd Dynasty of Babylon King Meli-Shipak II commemorating a donation of land to his daughter-Hannubat Nannaya. Circa 1186-1172 BC excavated from Susa where it had been taken as a spoil of war. The king dressed in a long robe with his right hand raised in a gesture of greeting. With his left hand he grasps the wrist of his daughter. The princess carries in her left hand a nine-stringed harp. Both face an enthroned goddess Nanya, a deity worshipped especially at Uruk[, who is dressed in a flounced or segmented garment and donning a feathered mitre and sits on the far side of a cultic censer on a stand. Above them are the symbols of three divinities astral: the star of Ishtar, the sun god Shamash and Sin of the crescent moon are in the sky. The rest of the stele has been entirely defaced, possibly by an Elamite king intending to have his own inscription engraved. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the god Okeanos (Ocean), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The bearded of Okeanos makes an epiphany, controlling his cloak which billows around his head. Ocean would be paired with Earth: together they represented empire without end, over land and sea
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the god Okeanos (Ocean), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
<br />
The bearded of Okeanos makes an epiphany, controlling his cloak which billows around his head. Ocean would be paired with Earth: together they represented empire without end, over land and sea
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the god Okeanos (Ocean), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The bearded of Okeanos makes an epiphany, controlling his cloak which billows around his head. Ocean would be paired with Earth: together they represented empire without end, over land and sea
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the god Okeanos (Ocean), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
<br />
The bearded of Okeanos makes an epiphany, controlling his cloak which billows around his head. Ocean would be paired with Earth: together they represented empire without end, over land and sea
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the god Okeanos (Ocean), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
<br />
The bearded of Okeanos makes an epiphany, controlling his cloak which billows around his head. Ocean would be paired with Earth: together they represented empire without end, over land and sea
  • Picture of Tomb  81 of North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Tomb 81 (2nd - 3rd centuries AD)<br />
The tomb is built on a high platform that compensates for <br />
difference in level of the land behind it. Inside the <br />
chamber are three sepulchre beds, arranged along the walls, an a very deep ossuary. On the roof slabs, which jut out a long way, are two sarcophagi. Two inscriptions beside the door end the inscription on the slab that closed it (now in the museum ) refer to the successive occupants, including Eutyches Pompeios, who left 100 denari to the association of wool washers for the periodic decoration of  <br />
the tomb.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), part of a Roman land drainage system built 271BC, at 165 m (541 feet) high it is one of the higest man made waterfalls in Europe, near Terni, Umbria Italy.
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Stone Sculpture depicting  Kassite or 3rd Dynasty of Babylon King Meli-Shipak II commemorating a donation of land to his daughter-Hannubat Nannaya. Circa 1186-1172 BC excavated from Susa where it had been taken as a spoil of war. The king dressed in a long robe with his right hand raised in a gesture of greeting. With his left hand he grasps the wrist of his daughter. The princess carries in her left hand a nine-stringed harp. Both face an enthroned goddess Nanya, a deity worshipped especially at Uruk[, who is dressed in a flounced or segmented garment and donning a feathered mitre and sits on the far side of a cultic censer on a stand. Above them are the symbols of three divinities astral: the star of Ishtar, the sun god Shamash and Sin of the crescent moon are in the sky. The rest of the stele has been entirely defaced, possibly by an Elamite king intending to have his own inscription engraved. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Stone Sculpture depicting  Kassite or 3rd Dynasty of Babylon King Meli-Shipak II commemorating a donation of land to his daughter-Hannubat Nannaya. Circa 1186-1172 BC excavated from Susa where it had been taken as a spoil of war. The king dressed in a long robe with his right hand raised in a gesture of greeting. With his left hand he grasps the wrist of his daughter. The princess carries in her left hand a nine-stringed harp. Both face an enthroned goddess Nanya, a deity worshipped especially at Uruk[, who is dressed in a flounced or segmented garment and donning a feathered mitre and sits on the far side of a cultic censer on a stand. Above them are the symbols of three divinities astral: the star of Ishtar, the sun god Shamash and Sin of the crescent moon are in the sky. The rest of the stele has been entirely defaced, possibly by an Elamite king intending to have his own inscription engraved. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Moulding of 8th Cent. BC late Hittite rock relief . Warpalas, King of Tyana land, praying in front of a plant & storm god Tarhunza. From Ivriz (Konya, Ergeli) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7869.
  • Moulding of 8th Cent. BC late Hittite rock relief . Warpalas, King of Tyana land, praying in front of a plant & storm god Tarhunza. From Ivriz (Konya, Ergeli) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7869.
  • Moulding of 8th Cent. BC late Hittite rock relief . Warpalas, King of Tyana land, praying in front of a plant & storm god Tarhunza. From Ivriz (Konya, Ergeli) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7869.
  • Stone Sculpture depicting  Kassite or 3rd Dynasty of Babylon King Meli-Shipak II commemorating a donation of land to his daughter-Hannubat Nannaya. Circa 1186-1172 BC excavated from Susa where it had been taken as a spoil of war. The king dressed in a long robe with his right hand raised in a gesture of greeting. With his left hand he grasps the wrist of his daughter. The princess carries in her left hand a nine-stringed harp. Both face an enthroned goddess Nanya, a deity worshipped especially at Uruk[, who is dressed in a flounced or segmented garment and donning a feathered mitre and sits on the far side of a cultic censer on a stand. Above them are the symbols of three divinities astral: the star of Ishtar, the sun god Shamash and Sin of the crescent moon are in the sky. The rest of the stele has been entirely defaced, possibly by an Elamite king intending to have his own inscription engraved. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Stone Sculpture depicting  Kassite or 3rd Dynasty of Babylon King Meli-Shipak II commemorating a donation of land to his daughter-Hannubat Nannaya. Circa 1186-1172 BC excavated from Susa where it had been taken as a spoil of war. The king dressed in a long robe with his right hand raised in a gesture of greeting. With his left hand he grasps the wrist of his daughter. The princess carries in her left hand a nine-stringed harp. Both face an enthroned goddess Nanya, a deity worshipped especially at Uruk[, who is dressed in a flounced or segmented garment and donning a feathered mitre and sits on the far side of a cultic censer on a stand. Above them are the symbols of three divinities astral: the star of Ishtar, the sun god Shamash and Sin of the crescent moon are in the sky. The rest of the stele has been entirely defaced, possibly by an Elamite king intending to have his own inscription engraved. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of Eustace . Central panel shows act 2 ?the Tragedy and Exile? , central diamond -   The sailors kidnap Eustace's wife, casting him overboard , below left - possibly Eustace negotiating passage to Egypt, below right Eustace and his family board a boat to Egypt . Above left - Before Eustace can reach land, a lion snatches away his eldest son, above right -  Shepherds rescue Eustace's younger son from the jaws of a wolf. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Medieval mosaics of the ceiling of The Baptistry of Florence Duomo ( Battistero di San Giovanni ) showing the Adan & Eve being expelled from the Garden of Eden by the Archangel Gabriel (left) and starting to work on barren rocky land ,  started in 1225 by Venetian craftsmen in a Byzantine style and completed in the 14th century. Florence Italy
  • 5th century Roman mosaic panel of the ceremonial dressing of a lady. The lady was of the landed gentry from inland Carthage. She is sitting on a high backed armchair and is surrounded by two ornatrix, maids, whoa re helping her to apply make up and style her hair. Items related to bathing and grooming are depicted on the background of the mosaic. The maid hold a mirror for the lady in which we see her reflection The scene is an allegory of the myth of ‘Venus at her toilet’.<br />
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From the floor of the changing room of the private baths of the Sidi Ghraib villa, Borj El Amre region, Tunisia. The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. Black background
  • 5th century Roman mosaic panel of the ceremonial dressing of a lady. The lady was of the landed gentry from inland Carthage. She is sitting on a high backed armchair and is surrounded by two ornatrix, maids, whoa re helping her to apply make up and style her hair. Items related to bathing and grooming are depicted on the background of the mosaic. The maid hold a mirror for the lady in which we see her reflection The scene is an allegory of the myth of ‘Venus at her toilet’.<br />
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From the floor of the changing room of the private baths of the Sidi Ghraib villa, Borj El Amre region, Tunisia. The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. White background
  • Fresh Scallops in shells being landed in boxes. Honfleur - France.
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • 5th century Roman mosaic panel of the ceremonial dressing of a lady. The lady was of the landed gentry from inland Carthage. She is sitting on a high backed armchair and is surrounded by two ornatrix, maids, whoa re helping her to apply make up and style her hair. Items related to bathing and grooming are depicted on the background of the mosaic. The maid hold a mirror for the lady in which we see her reflection The scene is an allegory of the myth of ‘Venus at her toilet’.<br />
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From the floor of the changing room of the private baths of the Sidi Ghraib villa, Borj El Amre region, Tunisia. The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 5th century Roman mosaic panel of the ceremonial dressing of a lady. The lady was of the landed gentry from inland Carthage. She is sitting on a high backed armchair and is surrounded by two ornatrix, maids, whoa re helping her to apply make up and style her hair. Items related to bathing and grooming are depicted on the background of the mosaic. The maid hold a mirror for the lady in which we see her reflection The scene is an allegory of the myth of ‘Venus at her toilet’.<br />
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From the floor of the changing room of the private baths of the Sidi Ghraib villa, Borj El Amre region, Tunisia. The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 5th century Roman mosaic panel of the ceremonial dressing of a lady. The lady was of the landed gentry from inland Carthage. She is sitting on a high backed armchair and is surrounded by two ornatrix, maids, whoa re helping her to apply make up and style her hair. Items related to bathing and grooming are depicted on the background of the mosaic. The maid hold a mirror for the lady in which we see her reflection The scene is an allegory of the myth of ‘Venus at her toilet’.<br />
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From the floor of the changing room of the private baths of the Sidi Ghraib villa, Borj El Amre region, Tunisia. The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 5th century Roman mosaic panel of the ceremonial dressing of a lady. The lady was of the landed gentry from inland Carthage. She is sitting on a high backed armchair and is surrounded by two ornatrix, maids, whoa re helping her to apply make up and style her hair. Items related to bathing and grooming are depicted on the background of the mosaic. The maid hold a mirror for the lady in which we see her reflection The scene is an allegory of the myth of ‘Venus at her toilet’.<br />
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From the floor of the changing room of the private baths of the Sidi Ghraib villa, Borj El Amre region, Tunisia. The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 32 - sculpture of an inverted head of a creature that is a cross between the ibex with a pigs snout. In the bestiary the strength of the Ibex horns will save it if it falls from a mountain and lands on them. This is an allegory of learned men who understand the harmony of the New and Old Testaments which are the two horns that give them strength if they fall.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 32 - sculpture of an inverted head of a creature that is a cross between the ibex with a pigs snout. In the bestiary the strength of the Ibex horns will save it if it falls from a mountain and lands on them. This is an allegory of learned men who understand the harmony of the New and Old Testaments which are the two horns that give them strength if they fall.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • "Les Braves" Second World War D-Day landing Memorial on Omaha Beach, Normandy France
  • One of the hundreds of traditional  red roofed chapels on Mykonos with a plane landing, Cyclades Islads, Greece
  • One of the hundreds of traditional  red roofed chapels on Mykonos with a plane landing, Cyclades Islads, Greece
  • Fresh Scallops in shells being landed in boxes. Honfleur - France.
  • Fresh Scallops in shells being landed in boxes. Honfleur - France.
  • Fresh Scallops in shells being landed in boxes. Honfleur - France.
  • Fresh Scallops in shells being landed in boxes. Honfleur - France.
  • Fishermen landing fresh Scallops in shells being landed in boxes from a fishing trawler . Honfleur - France.
  • Fishermen landing fresh Scallops in shells being landed in boxes from a fishing trawler . Honfleur - France.
  • Fresh Scallops in shells being landed in boxes. Honfleur - France.
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • RNLI lifeboat being landed at Aldeburgh, East Anglia. Royal National Lifeboat
  • Scallops being landed off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.
  • Scallops being landed off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.
  • Scallops being landed off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.
  • Scallops being landed off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.
  • Scallops being landed off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.
  • Scallops being landed off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.
  • Scallops being landed off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.
  • Fisherman landing Scallops off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.
  • Scallops being landed off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.
  • Scallops being landed off a fishing boat - Honfleur France.

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