• Stock photos of Placa (Stradum) - Main street in Dubrovnik  looking through main gate towards the Bell tower - Croatia
  • Cross on the main street of the old town - Tapolca, Balaton, Hungary
  • Cross on the main street of the old town - Tapolca, Balaton, Hungary
  • Cross on the main street of the old town - Tapolca, Balaton, Hungary
  • Cross on the main street of the old town - Tapolca, Balaton, Hungary
  • Stock photos of  Placa (Stradum) - Main street in Dubrovnik looking towards the Bell tower - Croatia
  • Stock photos of Placa (Stradum) - Main street in Dubrovnik looking towards the Bell tower - Croatia
  • Stock photos of Placa (Stradum) - Main street in Dubrovnik looking towards the Bell tower - Croatia
  • Stock photos of Placa (Stradum) - Main street in Dubrovnik looking towards Luza Square  - Croatia
  • Antique shops in the main street Taormina, Sicily
  • Antique shops in the main street Taormina, Sicily
  • Antique shops in the main street Taormina, Sicily
  • Antique shops in the main street Taormina, Sicily
  • Antique shops in the main street Taormina, Sicily
  • Table setting of starter - Charcutterie - Main Course - Salmon Steak - Dessert - Pavlova
  • Cross on the main street of the old town - Tapolca, Balaton, Hungary
  • Cross on the main street of the old town - Tapolca, Balaton, Hungary
  • Stock photos of Placa (Stradum) - Main street in Dubrovnik looking towards the Bell tower - Croatia
  • Stock photos of Placa (Stradum) - Main street in Dubrovnik looking towards Luza Square  - Croatia
  • Stock photos of Placa (Stradum) - Main street in Dubrovnik looking towards the Bell tower - Croatia
  • Velem, Hungary
  • Velem, Hungary
  • Velem, Hungary
  • Velem, Hungary
  • Velem, Hungary
  • Sauteed Yellow Oyster mushroom with Cavatappi pasta also known as cellentani, amori, spirali, tortiglioni, or fusilli rigati
  • Wiild  chanterelle or girolle (Cantharellus cibarius), Pied de Mouton Mushrooms (hydnum repandum) or hedgehog mushrooms, Pied Bleu of blue foot mushrooms (Clitocybe nuda) with spaghetti
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushrooms sauteed in butter and served on sour dough toast with wild rocket
  • Meat Balls on spghetti with a tomato, basil & shalott sauce with a green salad in a table setting.
  • Main Entrance of Forchtenstein Castle,  Forchtenstein, Burgenland, Austria
  • Main Entrance of Forchtenstein Castle,  Forchtenstein, Burgenland, Austria
  • Main Entrance of Forchtenstein Castle,  Forchtenstein, Burgenland, Austria
  • Main Hall in the Hareem of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main Hall in the Hareem of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main Hareem entrance of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main Hareem entrance of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main Hall in the Hareem of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main entrance to the Hareem of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main gate  of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main gate  of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of with a depiction of Christ Pantocrator on the apse and main altar, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle of the  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle of the  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Main entrance to the Hareem of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main road access to Ushguli along the River Enguri gorge in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • Close up picture & image of bas reliefs of the main entrance to David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
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.
  • Close up picture & image of bas reliefs of the main entrance to David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
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.
  • Close up picture & image of bas reliefs of the main entrance to David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
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.
  • Close up picture & image of bas reliefs of the main entrance to David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
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.
  • 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 />
<br />
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
  • Close up picture & image of bas reliefs of the main entrance to David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
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.
  • Close up picture & image of bas reliefs of the main entrance to David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
<br />
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.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,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 and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the interior main aisle and apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. 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 main aisle and apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. 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 main aisle and apse fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator. 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.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Dogerr, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • close up of the facade and relief sculptures of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Close up of two sphinxes relief scul[ptures of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Close up of two sphinxes relief scul[ptures of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Close up of 2 standing lions of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
<br />
On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Picture of Tomb North Necropolis  main road . Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of with a depiction of Christ Pantocrator on the apse and main altar, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator on the end of the main aisle, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle of the  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Religious mural of Saint Antonio Abate an a throne above with the canonical symbols of a bell and piglet, above the main portal, Sined by Cristoforo I Baschenis, 1474, on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious mural of Saint Antonio Abate an a throne above with the canonical symbols of a bell and piglet, above the main portal, Sined by Cristoforo I Baschenis, 1474, on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting St Mary and the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting the Christ Pantocrator above the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Detail of the Romanesque sculptures of the main entrance of San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica church in Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Detail of the Romanesque main entrance of San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica church in Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Main portal lunette sculpture of St George, patron Saint of Farrara,  killing the Dragon, the work of the sculptor Nicholaus,  the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ, the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Lions with Atlas on their back holding up a column that supports the canopy above the main portal of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Lions with Atlas on their back holdingup a column that supports the canopy above the main portal of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Mythical animal sculpture on the door jams on the main portal of the of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Sculptures and pillars of the archivolts on the main portal of the of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Lions with Atlas on their back holding up a column that supports the canopy above the main portal of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Atlas  holding up a column that supports the canopy above the main portal of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Atlas  holding up a column that supports the canopy above the main portal of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Sculptures of one of the prophets who fortold the coming of Christ and pillars of the archivolts on the main portal of the of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Lions with Atlas on their back holdingup a column that supports the canopy above the main portal of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Sculptures and pillars of the archivolts on the main portal of the of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ - The Flight to Egypt - the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ, the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ, the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ - From Left, The Nativity, The shepherds, The coming of the Kings,  - the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ - The Coming of the Three Kings - the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ - The Nativity - the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ, the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ, the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Main portal lunette sculpture of St George, patron Saint of Farrara,  killing the Dragon, the work of the sculptor Nicholaus,  the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Main portal lunette sculpture of St George, patron Saint of Farrara,  killing the Dragon, the work of the sculptor Nicholaus,  the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Main portal & facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Main hall of the late Roman period Jewish synagogue of Sardis, over 50 m long and large enough for 1000 worshipers, with 4th cent. AD mosaic floors & walls. The Greco Roman Bath Gymnasium stands behind.  Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. Discovered in 1962 as part of an on going  Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Main hall of the late Roman period Jewish synagogue of Sardis, over 50 m long and large enough for 1000 worshipers, with 4th cent. AD mosaic floors & walls. The Greco Roman Bath Gymnasium stands behind.  Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. Discovered in 1962 as part of an on going  Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Aristotelous Square,   or Aristotle Square, The main square of Thessaloniki designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918, Greece
  • View through the  fountain of the Acropolis along the columned main street of the city. Perge (Perga) archaeological site, Turkey
  • View through the  fountain of the Acropolis along the columned main street of the city. Perge (Perga) archaeological site, Turkey
  • View through the  fountain of the Acropolis along the columned main street of the city. Perge (Perga) archaeological site, Turkey
  • Main hall of the late Roman period Jewish synagogue of Sardis, over 50 m long and large enough for 1000 worshipers, with 4th cent. AD mosaic floors & walls. The Greco Roman Bath Gymnasium stands behind.  Sardis archaeological site, Hermus valley, Turkey. Discovered in 1962 as part of an on going  Harvard Art Museum excavation project.
  • Main Hall in the Hareem of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main gate  of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main gate  of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • 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 />
<br />
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.
  • Close up picture & image of bas reliefs of 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.
  • Close up picture & image of bas reliefs of 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.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,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 and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • close up of the facade and relief sculptures of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Doger, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Close up of 2 standing lions of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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On the triangular roof over the facade are two sphinxes (winged figures with the head of a human and the body of a lion), facing one another, take place. In the main facade, below, the sphinxes in a niche, a cult statue of Kybele or the Great Mother (vandalised and destroyed) was flanked by two lions. This main facade is ornamented with relief geometrical patterns.
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of with a depiction of Christ Pantocrator on the apse and main altar, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle of the  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & dome of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting the Christ Pantocrator above the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures around the main door depicting the life of St Martin and the seasonal labours of the year on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Detail of the Romanesque sculptures and Rose Window of the main entrance of San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica church in Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Detail of the Romanesque sculptures of the main entrance of San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica church in Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Detail of the Romanesque sculptures of the main entrance of San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic basilica church in Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Lions with Atlas on their back holding up a column that supports the canopy above the main portal of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Main portal & facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Lions with Atlas on their back holding up a column that supports the canopy above the main portal of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ - The Flight to Egypt - the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Sculptures of one of the prophets who fortold the coming of Christ and pillars of the archivolts on the main portal of the of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Scenes from the life of Christ, the work of the sculptor Nicholaus, on the main portal  of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Aristotelous Square,   or Aristotle Square, The main square of Thessaloniki designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918, Greece
  • Pictures & images of Komurlu Church interior fresco of a Maltese Cross,  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.
  • Pictures & images of Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church interior, 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.
  • 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.
  • Picture & image of main gate house 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 & 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roman mosaics - Metiochus and Parthenope Mosaic.  2nd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a white background.<br />
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Metiochus and Parthenope, famous with their legendary love for eat: torn apart and then unified after years, they seem to represent the According to the myth, Parthenope is the sister of Polycrat e Ki taken an oath of virginity upon the Heraion which symbolizes the Metiochus is invited to the royal court and meets Parthenope Burin fails in love with Metiochus but in order to keep the oath she has taken, she and chooses to go exile. In this mosaic, we see the two figures sfttngsitting upon an In compliance with the story, the face of Metiochus is directed towards Part e whom he fell in love and the eyes of Parthenope stares at an indeterminate area due to the love she feels yet sees impossible. The mosaic is surrounded by triangular, double mesh ttke, and pyramidal borders. The piece was discovered during the rescue excavation conducted. in 1993. When exposed, it was understood that the main figures used to be at the middle of the mosaic were stolen the tomb-robbers. <br />
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The mosaic was brought to Gaziantep Museum with a question mark labeled on it saying "Who knows where? In which country?" and began to be displayed temporarily after restoration. From the photographs sent by the Canadian Archaeologist Sheila Campbell, it was found out that the stolen parts were in the Merin collection in Houston USA and with the initiatives of the Ministry of Culture, the missing parts were brought In 2000 and the mosaic was put on display following the restoration. Those two eternal lovers, who were torn apart by traffickers of historical artefacts and kidnapped separately, have been unified after years.
  • A clay oven below a ladder which led to the main entrance via the roof, which also allowed smoke out. A reconstruction of one of four Catalhoyuk houses to help archaeologists understand the finished structure of excavated ruins. 7500 BC to 5700 BC, Catalyhoyuk Archaeological Site, Çumra, Konya, Turkey
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Lunette of the main portal with Romanesque sculptures of the Modona and child , Basilica Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Tuscania
  • Sculpture on the main portal of St Peter, Basilica Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Tuscania
  • Lunette of the main portal with Romanesque sculptures of the Modona and child, centre, Abraham about to sleigh Isaac, left, and The lamb of God, right , Basilica Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Tuscania
  • 13th century Romanesque decorative marble archivolt of the main portal with decorative marble relief sculptures of the signs of the Zodiac and the work of the seasons on the 8th century Romanesque Basilica church of St Peters, Tuscania, Lazio, Italy
  • 13th century Romanesque decorative marble archivolt of the main portal with decorative marble relief sculptures of the signs of the Zodiac and the work of the seasons on the 8th century Romanesque Basilica church of St Peters, Tuscania, Lazio, Italy
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting Lions stiding from the facade of the Throne Room dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The throne room is situated in the third courtyard of the complex of the royal palace. Its 56 meters wide facade was decorated with coloured glazed bricks. A tentative reconstruction shows the composition of the upper part of the facade, including the stylised palms and geometric patterned registers. Two original sections are displayed on the left next to the Ishtar Gate. The lower part f the facade with representations of the striding lions was predominantly reconstructed from the original baked brick fragments. The frieze of lions was presumably arranged symmetrically so the animals faced towards the central main entrance to the Throne room. The throne room was excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1917. It was used as an official reception room. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Medieval gilded manuscript cover depicting the Crucifixion. 11th century from the treasury of the Cathedral of Maastricht. AD.  <br />
This gilded with relief panel with inlaid stones was originally a manuscript cover. Since 1677, it contained the 'documents of the oath of the Dukes of Brabant'. The back of the panel is covered with precious fabrics. On the front, in the central part, is depicted a crucifixion the style of which is reminiscent of the works of the goldsmiths of the Emperor Henry II. On the borders are small icons and emblems including those of the Carolingians. The main interest of this work lies in the four enamelled on gold symbols of the evangelists in the four corners, two being 'Enforced’ on a background of gold, the others being painted.<br />
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One of Latin inscriptions states that 'Beatrice  ordered the execution ( of this work) in honour of Almighty God and his saints“. It could be Beatrice wife of Hermann II of Swabia and daughter Emperor's sister-Conrad II or, more likely, Beatrice of Tuscany who in 1036 was wife of Boniface III, Marquis of Tuscany, and second wife of Geoffrey the Bearded, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Brabant.<br />
 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval gilded manuscript cover depicting the Crucifixion. 11th century from the treasury of the Cathedral of Maastricht. AD.  <br />
This gilded with relief panel with inlaid stones was originally a manuscript cover. Since 1677, it contained the 'documents of the oath of the Dukes of Brabant'. The back of the panel is covered with precious fabrics. On the front, in the central part, is depicted a crucifixion the style of which is reminiscent of the works of the goldsmiths of the Emperor Henry II. On the borders are small icons and emblems including those of the Carolingians. The main interest of this work lies in the four enamelled on gold symbols of the evangelists in the four corners, two being 'Enforced’ on a background of gold, the others being painted.<br />
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One of Latin inscriptions states that 'Beatrice  ordered the execution ( of this work) in honour of Almighty God and his saints“. It could be Beatrice wife of Hermann II of Swabia and daughter Emperor's sister-Conrad II or, more likely, Beatrice of Tuscany who in 1036 was wife of Boniface III, Marquis of Tuscany, and second wife of Geoffrey the Bearded, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Brabant.<br />
 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval gilded manuscript cover depicting the Crucifixion. 11th century from the treasury of the Cathedral of Maastricht. AD.  <br />
This gilded with relief panel with inlaid stones was originally a manuscript cover. Since 1677, it contained the 'documents of the oath of the Dukes of Brabant'. The back of the panel is covered with precious fabrics. On the front, in the central part, is depicted a crucifixion the style of which is reminiscent of the works of the goldsmiths of the Emperor Henry II. On the borders are small icons and emblems including those of the Carolingians. The main interest of this work lies in the four enamelled on gold symbols of the evangelists in the four corners, two being 'Enforced’ on a background of gold, the others being painted.<br />
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One of Latin inscriptions states that 'Beatrice  ordered the execution ( of this work) in honour of Almighty God and his saints“. It could be Beatrice wife of Hermann II of Swabia and daughter Emperor's sister-Conrad II or, more likely, Beatrice of Tuscany who in 1036 was wife of Boniface III, Marquis of Tuscany, and second wife of Geoffrey the Bearded, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Brabant.<br />
 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Ager Apostles: James and Thaddeus<br />
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Late XI - XII century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas from the Church of St. Peter Anger, Noguera, Spain.<br />
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Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1958. MNAC 65467<br />
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Romanesque fresco ascribed to the so-called Pedret Painters of Ager.  Typical of this school is the composition or refinement in the modeling of faces with characteristic forehead, cheeks and neck, which show the quality of Painters. San Ager was one of the main centers of religious and political centres in the south of Urgell.
  • Medieval gilded manuscript cover depicting the Crucifixion. 11th century from the treasury of the Cathedral of Maastricht. AD.  <br />
This gilded with relief panel with inlaid stones was originally a manuscript cover. Since 1677, it contained the 'documents of the oath of the Dukes of Brabant'. The back of the panel is covered with precious fabrics. On the front, in the central part, is depicted a crucifixion the style of which is reminiscent of the works of the goldsmiths of the Emperor Henry II. On the borders are small icons and emblems including those of the Carolingians. The main interest of this work lies in the four enamelled on gold symbols of the evangelists in the four corners, two being 'Enforced’ on a background of gold, the others being painted.<br />
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One of Latin inscriptions states that 'Beatrice  ordered the execution ( of this work) in honour of Almighty God and his saints“. It could be Beatrice wife of Hermann II of Swabia and daughter Emperor's sister-Conrad II or, more likely, Beatrice of Tuscany who in 1036 was wife of Boniface III, Marquis of Tuscany, and second wife of Geoffrey the Bearded, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Brabant.<br />
 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval gilded manuscript cover depicting the Crucifixion. 11th century from the treasury of the Cathedral of Maastricht. AD.  <br />
This gilded with relief panel with inlaid stones was originally a manuscript cover. Since 1677, it contained the 'documents of the oath of the Dukes of Brabant'. The back of the panel is covered with precious fabrics. On the front, in the central part, is depicted a crucifixion the style of which is reminiscent of the works of the goldsmiths of the Emperor Henry II. On the borders are small icons and emblems including those of the Carolingians. The main interest of this work lies in the four enamelled on gold symbols of the evangelists in the four corners, two being 'Enforced’ on a background of gold, the others being painted.<br />
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One of Latin inscriptions states that 'Beatrice  ordered the execution ( of this work) in honour of Almighty God and his saints“. It could be Beatrice wife of Hermann II of Swabia and daughter Emperor's sister-Conrad II or, more likely, Beatrice of Tuscany who in 1036 was wife of Boniface III, Marquis of Tuscany, and second wife of Geoffrey the Bearded, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Brabant.<br />
 The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Gothic painted Panel Altarpiece of Saint Barbara by Goncal Peris Sarria. Tempera and gold leaf on wood. Date Circa 1410-1425. Dimesions 278 x 207.7 x 17 cm. At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town. This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms. . National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 035672-CJT
  • Court of the Main Canal in the Moorish Generalife's Lower Gardens, Alhambra. Granada, Andalusia, Spain.
  • Ager Apostles: James and Thaddeus<br />
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Late XI - XII century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas from the Church of St. Peter Anger, Noguera, Spain.<br />
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Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1958. MNAC 65467<br />
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Romanesque fresco ascribed to the so-called Pedret Painters of Ager.  Typical of this school is the composition or refinement in the modeling of faces with characteristic forehead, cheeks and neck, which show the quality of Painters. San Ager was one of the main centers of religious and political centres in the south of Urgell.
  • The island of San Giorgio Maggiore lying east of the Giudecca and south of the main island group, with its church front designed by Andrea Palladio and begun in 1566.  Venice Italy
  • The island of San Giorgio Maggiore lying east of the Giudecca and south of the main island group, with its church front designed by Andrea Palladio and begun in 1566.  Venice Italy
  • The main central door ( Porta Maggiore ) mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • The main central door ( Porta Maggiore ) mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail of  the  of the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Monemvasia (  ), main square of the lower town with the bell tower of the Byzantine IGreek Orthodox Church of Christ Elkomenos.  Peloponnese, Greece
  • Monemvasia (  ), main square of the lower town with the bell tower of the Byzantine IGreek Orthodox Church of Christ Elkomenos.  Peloponnese, Greece
  • Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.
  • The Dome Catheral - Detail of Christ picture  and  main entrance -  Florence Italy
  • Main Street of Hollók? ( Holoko ) Paloc ethnographic village. Hungary
  • Squares of Arms, the main town square with the clock tower erected in 1602.  Kotor, Montenegro.
  • Traditional Hungarian Sokrac dancers in the main square  at the Busojaras Spring  festival 2010 Mohacs Hungary - Stock photos
  • Traditional Hungarian Sokrac dancers in the main square  at the Busojaras Spring  festival 2010 Mohacs Hungary - Stock photos
  • Traditional Hungarian Sokrac dancers in the main square  at the Busojaras Spring  festival 2010 Mohacs Hungary - Stock photos
  • Traditional Hungarian Sokrac dancers in the main square  at the Busojaras Spring  festival 2010 Mohacs Hungary - Stock photos
  • Traditional Hungarian Sokrac dancers in the main square  at the Busojaras Spring  festival 2010 Mohacs Hungary - Stock photos
  • Buildings on the main street Rust ( Hungarian: Ruszt ) on the Neusiedler See, Burgenland, Austria
  • Gothic church in the main square, Rust ( Hungarian: Ruszt ) on the Neusiedler See, Burgenland, Austria
  • Buildings on the main street Rust ( Hungarian: Ruszt ) on the Neusiedler See, Burgenland, Austria
  • Buildings on the main square, Rust ( Hungarian: Ruszt ) on the Neusiedler See, Burgenland, Austria
  • Buildings on the main square, Rust ( Hungarian: Ruszt ) on the Neusiedler See, Burgenland, Austria
  • Buildings on the main square, Rust ( Hungarian: Ruszt ) on the Neusiedler See, Burgenland, Austria
  • Buildings on the main square, Rust ( Hungarian: Ruszt ) on the Neusiedler See, Burgenland, Austria
  • Main Isle and altar wioth Byzantine mosaics  in the Cathedral of Monreale - Palermo - Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos photography
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Town Wall and main Street - Brittany - France
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches and windows. North Yorkshire, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches and windows. North Yorkshire, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches and windows. North Yorkshire, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches and windows. North Yorkshire, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches and windows. North Yorkshire, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches and windows. North Yorkshire, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches and windows. North Yorkshire, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches and windows. North Yorkshire, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches and windows. North Yorkshire, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey main aisle arches, side view. North Yorkshire, England
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework depicting a saint, probably St Nicholas, above the main entrance, 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 depicting a saint, probably St Nicholas, above the main entrance, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Komurlu Church interior,  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.
  • Pictures & images of Komurlu Church interior,  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.
  • Pictures & images of Komurlu Church interior,  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.
  • Pictures & images of Komurlu Church interior,  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.
  • Pictures & images of Komurlu Church interior,  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.
  • Pictures & images of Komurlu Church interior,  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.

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