• Leaning Tower of Pisa - Pizza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • Doric style temple of Hera of Paestum, built around 550 BC by Greek colonists from Sybaris, is the oldest surviving temple in Paestum archaeological site, Italy.
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Piazza  del Miracoli - Pisa - Italy
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • Doric style temple of Hera of Paestum, built around 550 BC by Greek colonists from Sybaris, is the oldest surviving temple in Paestum archaeological site, Italy.
  • Doric style temple of Hera of Paestum, built around 550 BC by Greek colonists from Sybaris, is the oldest surviving temple in Paestum archaeological site, Italy.
  • Doric style temple of Hera of Paestum, built around 550 BC by Greek colonists from Sybaris, is the oldest surviving temple in Paestum archaeological site, Italy.
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle or henge, the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Ring of Brodgar  ( circa 2,500 to 2,000 BC) is a Neolithic henge with a stone circle inside, the third largest in the British Isles and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mainland Orkney, Scotland
  • The Bridge Of Sighs - Doge's Palace ; Venice Italy
  • The Kilamuwa Stela a stele of King Kilamuwa, from the Kingdom of Sam'al. The stele is a 16-line text in Phoenician. King Kilamuwa is shown standing on the upper left and addressing four Canaanite god-insignias with his right arm and finger. His left hand is draped at his left side holding a wilted lotus flower, a symbol of a king's death. He is dressed in king's regalia with hat, and his figure stands at the beginning of the first nine lines of the text.. Basalt  9th-century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin.  The text reads "I am Kilamuwa, the son of King Haya'. King Gabar reigned over Ya'diya-(Sam'al) but achieved nothing.<br />
Then came Bamah, and he achieved nothing.<br />
My own father, Haya', did nothing with his reign.<br />
My brother, Sha'il, also did nothing.<br />
It was I, Kilamuwa...who managed to do what none of my ancestors had.<br />
My father's kingdom was beset by powerful, predatory kings, all holding out their hands, demanding to be fed.<br />
But I raged amongst them like a fire, burning their beards and consuming their outstretched hands.<br />
Only the Danunian kings overmastered me; I had to call on the King of Assyria to assist me...<br />
I, Kilamuwa, the son of Haya', ascended my father's throne.<br />
Under their previous kings, the [people] had howled like dogs.<br />
But I was a father, a mother and a brother to them.<br />
I gave gold, silver and cattle to men who had never so much as seen the face of a sheep before.<br />
Those who had never even seen linen all their lives I clothed in byssus-cloth from head to foot.<br />
I took the [people] by the hand and in their souls they looked to me just as the orphan looks to his mother."<br />
"Whoever of my sons comes after me and interferes with this inscription, may he be dishonoured among the people...<br />
And if anyone should damage this inscription,<br />
Let Gabar's god Ba'al-Samad destroy his head,<br />
And let Bamah's god Ba'al Hamon destroy his head..."<br />
Together with Reχub-ʾEl, the Lord of the Palace
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • Relief panels orthostat from northern part of the hall at the Palace of Sam 'al - Zincirli. On the throne sits the Prince Barrakib, before him stands a scribe with his pen with a writing board under his arm. Above their heads each side of a crescent moon  are inscriptions in Aramaic "I am Barrakib, son of Panammuwa" and the inscription "My Lord of the Ba 'al of Harran" with symbols of the moon god.Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC. Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC.  Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2817
  • Medieval Rose Window of the North Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1235. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 10.5m rose window is dedicated to the Virgin Mary . The central oculus shows the Virgin and Child and is surrounded by 12 small petal-shaped windows, 4 with doves (the 'Four Gifts of the Spirit'), the rest with adoring angels carrying candlesticks. Beyond this is a ring of 12 diamond-shaped openings containing the Old Testament Kings of Judah, another ring of smaller lozenges containing the arms of France and Castille, and finally a ring of semicircles containing Old Testament Prophets holding scrolls. The presence of the arms of the French king (yellow fleurs-de-lis on a blue background) and of his mother, Blanche of Castile (yellow castles on a red background) are taken as a sign of royal patronage for this window. Beneath the rose itself are five tall lancet windows (7.5 m high) showing, in the centre, the Virgin as an infant held by her mother, St Anne - the same subject as the trumeau in the portal beneath it. Flanking this lancet are four more containing Old Testament figures. Each of these standing figures is shown symbolically triumphing over an enemy depicted in the base of the lancet beneath them - David over Saul, Aaron over Pharaoh, St Anne over Synagoga, etc
  • Neo-Assyrian basalt statue of King Shalmaneser III (858-824 B.C) . Inscription reads "Shalmaneser, the great king, the mighty king, king of all four region, the powerful and the mighty rival of the princes of the whole earth the great ones, the kings, son of Assur-Nasirapli, King of the universe, King of Assyria, grandson of ~Tukultiu-Ninurta, King of the Universe, King of Assyria". The inscription continues with his campaigns &b deeds in Uratu, Syria, Que & Tabal ending " At the time I rebuilt the walls of my city Ashur from their foundations to their summits. I made an image of my royal self and set it up in the metal gate". From Assur ( Qala't Sharqat) Iraq. Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv no. 4650.
  • Relief panels depicting a lion hunt found in the palace district in the ruins of Coba Höyük, also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakçagözü, archaeological site in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.  Warriors are fighting with the lion from a chariot and on foot wearing armour . Basalt to 750 BC, The Pergamon Museum, Berlin inv no VA 971
  • Picture& image of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 1
  • Photo & picture of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 2
  • Photo of The library of Celsus. Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints 6
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of a Bull from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7709.
  • 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.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculptures  from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Left Deer Buck, Inv no 7712, Middle Winged Lion inv no. 7706, Left Male with Axe Inv No. 7727. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of an Aslan Lion from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7727.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt Double Sphinx  sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the entrance of Palace III Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7731.
  • Late Hittite Basalt funereal Steel with a relief sculpture of a warrior from 9 - 8th Cent B.C, excavated from Arslan Tash (Turkish; Arslan Lion, Taş Stone), ancient Hadātu, is an archaeological site in northern Syria 30km east of the Euphrates River and nearby the town of Ain al-Arab. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 1981.
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats from the Palace of King Kapara are in a Neo Hittite style and depict an Archer. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11072
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats from the Palace of King Kapara are in a Neo Hittite style and depict an Archer. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11072
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Part of an altarpiece made from enameled brick found on the forecourt of the temple-palace of Guyana /Tell Halaf. The decoration is made up of wavebands, rosettes, and semicircles that interpreted as a representing mountains. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA14646
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Lion sculptures from the city gate of  Sam'al - Zincirli. Neo Syro Hittite. Basalt 8th century BC. Pergamon Museum Berlin.
  • Lion sculptures from the city gate of  Sam'al - Zincirli. Neo Syro Hittite. Basalt 8th century BC. Pergamon Museum Berlin.
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • The sword of God from the Sancutary of Yazilikaza, Hattusha, Turkey. Probably the weirdest representation of the rock sanctuary Yazilikaza, shows a sword God. He is waering a high pointed cap, whose ornamented with horns showing he is a divine character. The lower part of his body is formed of two hanging lions that merge into a sword blade . The body of God seems to form the sword handle and the sword being stuck into the ground could indicate that there is a god of the underworld. Cast from the original. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Relief panels Orthostats with representation from court officials de front a vessel, the second supporting arms. Found in North Hall of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th Century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3000
  • Column base Sphix sculpture support. Found in North Hall at the Castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3017
  • Relief panels Orthostats with representation from court officials de front a vessel, the second supporting arms. Found in North Hall of Sam'al - Zincirli. Basalt 8th Century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no 3000
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces of Sam'al - Zincirli. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces of Sam'al - Zincirli. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP 18,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP 18,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP 19,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP  22,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP 19,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP 19,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP 14,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP 15
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP 15
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin Museum Inv No: OP 15
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin OP VAS 8854,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin , Museum Inv No VAS 8852
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin . Museum Inv No: VA  8840,
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin . Museum Inv No: VA 8850
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin . Museum Inv No: VA  8856
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin . Museum Inv No: VA  8856
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 10th - 8th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from the city of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) near Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict mythical animals and figures that have magical properties. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2997, 2998, S6586
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • A Colossal statue of a Bird of Prey excavated in the forecourt of a temple palace at Tell Halaf, Syria. Originally the bird statue had coloured stones in its eye socket and was mounted as part of a decorative column. Basalt 9th century BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
  • A Colossal statue of a Bird of Prey excavated in the forecourt of a temple palace at Tell Halaf, Syria. Originally the bird statue had coloured stones in its eye socket and was mounted as part of a decorative column. Basalt 9th century BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
  • A Colossal statue of a Bird of Prey excavated in the forecourt of a temple palace at Tell Halaf, Syria. Originally the bird statue had coloured stones in its eye socket and was mounted as part of a decorative column. Basalt 9th century BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • Relief panels depicting a lion hunt found in the palace district in the ruins of Coba Höyük, also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakçagözü, archaeological site in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.  Warriors are fighting with the lion from a chariot and on foot wearing armour . Basalt to 750 BC, The Pergamon Museum, Berlin inv no VA 971
  • Relief panels depicting a lion hunt found in the palace district in the ruins of Coba Höyük, also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakçagözü, archaeological site in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.  Warriors are fighting with the lion from a chariot and on foot wearing armour . Basalt to 750 BC, The Pergamon Museum, Berlin inv no VA 971
  • Relief panels depicting a lion hunt found in the palace district in the ruins of Coba Hoyuk, also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakcagozu, archaeological site in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.  Warriors are fighting with the lion from a chariot and on foot. The soldiers in the chariot have armour as does the horse  The archer, probably the ruler, is under the protection of the gods, indicated by the winged sun above his head. Basalt to 750 BC, The Pergamon Museum, Berlin inv no VA 971
  • Relief panels depicting a lion hunt found in the palace district in the ruins of Coba Hoyuk, also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakcagozu, archaeological site in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.  Warriors are fighting with the lion from a chariot and on foot. The soldiers in the chariot have armour as does the horse  The archer, probably the ruler, is under the protection of the gods, indicated by the winged sun above his head. Basalt to 750 BC, The Pergamon Museum, Berlin inv no VA 971
  • Fragment of a relief panels orthostat with a representation and inscription of Prince Barrakib by Sam 'al /Zincirli. At the top of the panel are symbols of various God's. Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin. Inv S6581
  • Fragment of a relief panels orthostat with a representation and inscription of Prince Barrakib by Sam 'al /Zincirli. At the top of the panel are symbols of various God's. Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin. Inv S6581
  • Relief panels orthostat from northern part of the hall at the Palace of Sam 'al - Zincirli. On the throne sits the Prince Barrakib. Above his head each side of a crescent moon  are inscriptions in Aramaic "I am Barrakib, son of Panammuwa" and the inscription "My Lord of the Ba 'al of Harran" with symbols of the moon god. Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2817
  • Relief panels orthostat from northern part of the hall at the Palace of Sam 'al - Zincirli. On the throne sits the Prince Barrakib, before him stands a scribe with his pen with a writing board under his arm. Above their heads each side of a crescent moon  are inscriptions in Aramaic "I am Barrakib, son of Panammuwa" and the inscription "My Lord of the Ba 'al of Harran" with symbols of the moon god.Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC. Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC.  Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2817
  • Relief panels orthostat from northern part of the hall at the Palace of Sam 'al - Zincirli. On the throne sits the Prince Barrakib, before him stands a scribe with his pen with a writing board under his arm. Above their heads each side of a crescent moon  are inscriptions in Aramaic "I am Barrakib, son of Panammuwa" and the inscription "My Lord of the Ba 'al of Harran" with symbols of the moon god.Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC. Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC.  Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2817
  • Relief panels orthostat from northern part of the hall at the Palace of Sam 'al - Zincirli. On the throne sits the Prince Barrakib, before him stands a scribe with his pen with a writing board under his arm. Above their heads each side of a crescent moon  are inscriptions in Aramaic "I am Barrakib, son of Panammuwa" and the inscription "My Lord of the Ba 'al of Harran" with symbols of the moon god.Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC. Neo Syro Hittite.  Basalt around 730 BC.  Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2817
  • 9th century BC Basalt Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict soldiers fighting. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC Basalt Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict soldiers fighting. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC Basalt Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict soldiers fighting. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC Basalt Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict soldiers fighting. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical lion. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bull. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Lion sculptures from the city gate of  Sam'al - Zincirli. Neo Syro Hittite. Basalt 8th century BC. Pergamon Museum Berlin.
  • Statues of The Gothic Puerta de Campanilla entrance door of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • 14th century Zellige tile panel from the Reala Alcazar of Seville in the time of Peter I of Castile. Seville Alcazar Museum, Seville.
  • The Baths of Dona Maria de Padill, part of the original Almohad garden that is now below the Alcazar, Alcazar of Seville, Spain.
  • Arabesque Mudjar plasterwork of the 12th century Patio de las Muñecas (Courtyard of the Dolls), . Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Arabesque Mudjar plasterwork of the 12th century Patio de las Muñecas (Courtyard of the Dolls), . Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The life of St Apollinarie. Stained glass panels from bottom left - possible the Healing of the blind son of the judge Thaurus, centre - Apollinaris meeting the Tribune of Ravenna, left - Apollinaris heals the Tribune's wife. Second row from bottom - left - Baptism of the Tribune of Ravenna and his household, centre - Apollinaris going into (or returning from) exile, left - Apollinaris cures the maid possessed by 'an unclean spirit', Third row - left - Apollinaris enters the house of Rufus Patricius, Duke of Ravenna, centre - Through prayer, Apollinaris restores Rufus's daughter to life, right - The Provost orders Apollinaris to sacrifice to the pagan gods. Top row - left - possibly, Apollinaris is visited by an angel In prison , centre - In response to Apollinaris's prayers, a temple of Jupiter collapses, right - The Provost and other witnesses to the destruction of the temple. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy). Bottom left - Brigands attack Remigius in his hermitage, bottom right - Remigius escapes, top left - Remigius is chosen to be Archbishop of Reims, top right- Installation of Remigious as Archbishop. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of St Anthony of the Desert.  Bottom central diamond panel -Placidus and a companion hunting deer , Top left oval - Placidus hears the words of Christ coming from the mouth of a stag, top right oval - Placidus is baptised and given the name 'Eustace'. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. Central panel - bottom left - Mary washing Christ's feet in the house of Simon the Pharisee, bottom right - Death of Lazarus, top left - Their neighbours try to console Mary and Martha, top right - Funeral of Lazarus.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Lubin . Central panel shows A barrel of wine being transported to the Cathedral, below left - The young Lubin working as a shepherd, below right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it, above left - Lubin receiving instruction from a cleric, above right - Lubin spends his spare time learning to read, while his companion idles.  Cental bottom semi circle - wine cryers, above left -a procession, above right - a procession of laymen and clerics.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • 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 - After various disasters, Eustace and his family abandon their home. Top Right - possibly Eustace negotiating passage to Egypt , top right - Eustace and his family board a boat to Egypt.  Bottom left from act one ?the Conversion:?- Placidus hears the words of Christ coming from the mouth of a stag, right - Placidus is baptised and given the name 'Eustace'. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .Bottom centre panel,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop ..Top centre panel, bottom shows The miracle of the boiling baby, saved by the intervention of St Nicholas, left An old couple's only son falls overboard en-route to the Saint's shrine, right The child lost at sea is found safe and well at the Saint's shrine, top Installation of Nicholas as Bishop of Myra
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Centre panel above ,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop of Myra.
  • Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .Bottom centre panel,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop ..Top centre panel, bottom shows The miracle of the boiling baby, saved by the intervention of St Nicholas, left An old couple's only son falls overboard en-route to the Saint's shrine, right The child lost at sea is found safe and well at the Saint's shrine, top Installation of Nicholas as Bishop of Myra
  • Medieval western rose  window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The western rose, made c.1215 and 12 m in diameter shows the Last Judgement - a traditional theme for west façades. A central oculus showing Christ as the Judge is surrounded by an inner ring of 12 paired roundels containing angels and the Elders of the Apocalypse and an outer ring of 12 roundels showing the dead emerging from their tombs and the angels blowing trumpets to summon them to judgement.
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above it shows one of the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament.
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. These windows were a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above (right) is the Virgin Mary & Child and (left) is one of the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of a Prophet - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament.
  • Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Medieval Rose Window of the North Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1235. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 10.5m rose window is dedicated to the Virgin Mary . The central oculus shows the Virgin and Child and is surrounded by 12 small petal-shaped windows, 4 with doves (the 'Four Gifts of the Spirit'), the rest with adoring angels carrying candlesticks. Beyond this is a ring of 12 diamond-shaped openings containing the Old Testament Kings of Judah, another ring of smaller lozenges containing the arms of France and Castille, and finally a ring of semicircles containing Old Testament Prophets holding scrolls. The presence of the arms of the French king (yellow fleurs-de-lis on a blue background) and of his mother, Blanche of Castile (yellow castles on a red background) are taken as a sign of royal patronage for this window. Beneath the rose itself are five tall lancet windows (7.5 m high) showing, in the centre, the Virgin as an infant held by her mother, St Anne - the same subject as the trumeau in the portal beneath it. Flanking this lancet are four more containing Old Testament figures. Each of these standing figures is shown symbolically triumphing over an enemy depicted in the base of the lancet beneath them - David over Saul, Aaron over Pharaoh, St Anne over Synagoga, etc
  • Picture of Phrygian releif sculpture Orthostat of a horse from Kucukevier, Ankara, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. 7th century BC. Note the stylised leg muscels. 1
  • Picture & image of a Hittite Monument with Heiroglyphics  from Sultanhani near Kayseri, Turkey. Ereceted by the town ruler Wassume to the God Tarhui to ask for a good harvest from the vineyards & Orchards. At the end is a warning of damnation for anyone who damages the monument. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Hittite Monument with Heiroglyphics  from Sultanhani near Kayseri, Turkey. Ereceted by the town ruler Wassume to the God Tarhui to ask for a good harvest from the vineyards & Orchards. At the end is a warning of damnation for anyone who damages the monument. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of A Winged God from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  The God holds a branch of fruit in his left hand and a single fruit in the right hand. The First beared god is holding out a 3 pronged object to the king and has a boomerang in his other hand. Behind him is a 2 winged Godess with a  bare leg showing from her tunic. She is carrying a double headed axe. Behind her is another dearded God with a bore tusk helmet holding a spear. On the far right is another Godess, bare headed holding a double headed axe. On the far right is an attendant holding a bull. Above him the epographs indicate the name of the King & Gods. 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of A Winged God from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  The God holds a branch of fruit in his left hand and a single fruit in the right hand. 5
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. 5 In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. 4 In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of Bull Men from The legend of Gilgamesh , Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of Bull Men from The legend of Gilgamesh , Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Cahiot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a man dying. 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Cahiot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a man dying. 1
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum. The Cahiot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a animal cowering. 3
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey.Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Cahiot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a animal cowering. 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing Sacrificial animals being led from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period. 4
  • Picture & image of an Imperial Hittite orthostat dshowing a King & Queen before an altar from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period. 4
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat of 3 warriors from the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The warrior on the far left holds a spear in one hand and the branch of a tree in the other. The middle warrior has a clenched fist an carries an impliment over his shoulder. The warrior on the far right carries a saff. All 3 are wearing swords.  4
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat of 3 warriors from the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The warrior on the far left holds a spear in one hand and the branch of a tree in the other. The middle warrior has a clenched fist an carries an impliment over his shoulder. The warrior on the far right carries a saff. All 3 are wearing swords.  3
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat of 3 warriors from the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The warrior on the far left holds a spear in one hand and the branch of a tree in the other. The middle warrior has a clenched fist an carries an impliment over his shoulder. The warrior on the far right carries a saff. All 3 are wearing swords. 2
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat with releif sculpture of 3 soldiers from the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 1
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 5
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 6
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 4
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger. 4
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger. 5
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger.
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 2
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 5
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 1
  • Picture of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological Scene of 2 Spinxes standing on their back legs either side of a winged horse which is also standing on its rear legs. 3
  • Picture of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological Scene of 2 Spinxes standing on their back legs either side of a winged horse which is also standing on its rear legs. 1
  • Picture of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological Scene of 2 Spinxes standing on their back legs either side of a winged horse which is also standing on its rear legs. 2
  • Picture of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological Scene of 2 Spinxes standing on their back legs either side of a winged horse which is also standing on its rear legs. 4
  • Fresco of the Last Judgement on the inside of the Dome by Vasari, begun in 1568, and completed by Federico Zuccaro in 1579. Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ).  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Campinale  of the the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ) from the top of the Dome.  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • View of the Facade of the the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ), and its campinale & Baptistry  from Piazza del Duomo.  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Statue of  of Saint Reparata on the facade 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
  • Gothic windows and 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 tondo relief of Christ with his hands tied on central door of 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 right door mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail and Rose window 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 right door mosaic and the fine Gothic architectural detail and Rose window 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
  • Campinale  of the the Gothic-Renaissance Duomo of Florence,  Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower; Firenza ( Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ) from the top of the Dome.  Built between 1293 & 1436. Italy
  • Third Room of The Library. Queen Mary Caroline commissioned  German painter Freidrich Heinrich Fuger to decorate the Third Library Room. The paintings on the wall represent classical themes of: The Parnassus with Apollo and the Three Graces, The Envy and the Richness, The School of Athens, The protection of The Arts. The two globes represent the planisphere and the astral map and were donated to Ferdinand IV of Bourbon by King of France Louis XVI, his brother-in-law. The Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Third Room of The Library. Queen Mary Caroline commissioned  German painter Freidrich Heinrich Fuger to decorate the Third Library Room. The paintings on the wall represent classical themes of: The Parnassus with Apollo and the Three Graces, The Envy and the Richness, The School of Athens, The protection of The Arts. The two globes represent the planisphere and the astral map and were donated to Ferdinand IV of Bourbon by King of France Louis XVI, his brother-in-law. The Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Third Room of The Library. Queen Mary Caroline commissioned  German painter Freidrich Heinrich Fuger to decorate the Third Library Room. The paintings on the wall represent classical themes of: The Parnassus with Apollo and the Three Graces, The Envy and the Richness, The School of Athens, The protection of The Arts. The two globes represent the planisphere and the astral map and were donated to Ferdinand IV of Bourbon by King of France Louis XVI, his brother-in-law. The Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Room of Summer - Frescoes on the vaulted ceiling depict the myth of Proserpine who, during the summer, rises from the dead to her mother Ceres, painted by Fedele Fischetti. Above the doors paintings by Giovan Battista de Rossi depict the Allegories of the liberal arts alternated with representations of the Rivers of the Kingdom of Naples. The Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • "The bedroom of Joachim Murat"  is decorated in the Empire style and comes from the Royal Palace of Portici, the favourite palace of  Joachim Murat and Caroline Bonaparte. The bed is mahogany designed by French Architedt Leconte.   The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • "The Room of the Bodyguards" - The statue of Alessandro Farnese dressed as a Roman commander being crowned for the victory over the people of Flanders and returning them to Roman Catholisism. The statue is by Simone Moschino.The Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Autumn Room- Frescoes on the vaulted ceiling depict the meetingbetween Bacchus and Ariadne, by Antonio de Dominici. Over the doors & mirrors are paintings by Gerolamo Starace painted between 1780-81, showing the mythical subjects of : Ceres, Allorgories of Dianna, Vulca, The Allagories of Saturn, Juno and Apollo. The Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Room of Summer - Frescoes on the vaulted ceiling depict the myth of Proserpine who, during the summer, rises from the dead to her mother Ceres, painted by Fedele Fischetti. Above the doors paintings by Giovan Battista de Rossi depict the Allegories of the liberal arts alternated with representations of the Rivers of the Kingdom of Naples. The Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Room of Mars - The Neoclassical fresco by Antonia Gallianop painted in 1815, represents the death of Hector and the triumph of Hector. The furniture is in Empire style and the Alabaster vase in the middle of the room was donated by Pius IX  .The Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The second antechamber of Joachim Murat". The walls have frescoes by Giuseppe Cammarano with a reproduction of the abduction of Helen. the portrait on the wall of Joseph Bonaparte is by Costanzo Angelini.  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The bedroom of Joachim Murat"  is decorated in the Empire style and comes from the Royal Palace of Portici, the favourite palace of  Joachim Murat and Caroline Bonaparte. The bed is mahogany designed by French Architedt Leconte.   The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Throne Room"  is nearly 40 meters long and was completed in 1845. On the back wall is placed a portable guilder throne. The decorations symbolise absolute power. The architrave in the room is decorated with portraits of the sovereigns of Naples stating with Roger the  Norman ending with Ferdinand II of Bourbon.   The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Throne Room"  is nearly 40 meters long and was completed in 1845. On the back wall is placed a portable guilder throne. The decorations symbolise absolute power. The architrave in the room is decorated with portraits of the sovereigns of Naples stating with Roger the  Norman ending with Ferdinand II of Bourbon.   The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Throne Room"  is nearly 40 meters long and was completed in 1845. On the back wall is placed a portable guilder throne. The decorations symbolise absolute power. The architrave in the room is decorated with portraits of the sovereigns of Naples stating with Roger the  Norman ending with Ferdinand II of Bourbon.   The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The second antechamber of Joachim Murat". The walls have frescoes by Giuseppe Cammarano with a reproduction of the abduction of Helen. the portrait on the wall of Joseph Bonaparte is by Costanzo Angelini.  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The second antechamber of Joachim Murat". The walls have frescoes by Giuseppe Cammarano with a reproduction of the abduction of Helen. the portrait on the wall of Joseph Bonaparte is by Costanzo Angelini.  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Throne Room"  is nearly 40 meters long and was completed in 1845. On the back wall is placed a portable guilder throne. The decorations symbolise absolute power. The architrave in the room is decorated with portraits of the sovereigns of Naples stating with Roger the  Norman ending with Ferdinand II of Bourbon.   The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Throne Room"  is nearly 40 meters long and was completed in 1845. On the back wall is placed a portable guilder throne. The decorations symbolise absolute power. The architrave in the room is decorated with portraits of the sovereigns of Naples stating with Roger the  Norman ending with Ferdinand II of Bourbon.   The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Room of Mars" also known as "The waiting room for titled persons and the Barons of the Kingdom, High Ranking Officers and foreign Intendants". The neoclassical decoration are designed to be an  exaltation of war.  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Antichamber to the bedroom of Francis II". The vault of the room is painted with a trompe-l'oeil depicting a Bacchanal by Franz Hill. .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • Panoramic view of Assisi aith the Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, ( Basilica Papale di San Francesco ) Assisi, Italy
  • Panoramic view of Assisi aith the Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, ( Basilica Papale di San Francesco ) Assisi, Italy
  • The upper facade of the Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, ( Basilica Papale di San Francesco ) Assisi, Italy
  • Cloisters of the Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, ( Basilica Papale di San Francesco ) Assisi, Italy
  • Medieval scuptures of the face of the Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, ( Basilica Papale di San Francesco ) Assisi, Italy
  • Romanesque Rose window of the Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, ( Basilica Papale di San Francesco ) Assisi, Italy
  • The upper facade of the Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, ( Basilica Papale di San Francesco ) Assisi, Italy
  • The upper facade of the Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, ( Basilica Papale di San Francesco ) Assisi, Italy
  • Picture & photo of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 2
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 1
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain.
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 5
  • Image of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 4
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Ancient Egyptian house altar relief sculpture of Akhenaten, Nefrertiti and their three daughters. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 14145.
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • 810-783 B.C Neo-Assyrian Stele with relief sculpture & inscription to King Adad-Nirari III (son of Samsi-Adad V, King of Assyria) praying to the gods. The inscription reports King Adad-Nirari III's campaign against Palestine in which he marched on Damascus and caused such terror that King Mari I surrendered the Royal city of Damascus paying a tribute of 100 talents of gold.  Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 2828.
  • Limestone Sculpted relief Stele with inscription to King Sennacherib. The relief shows Assyrian King Sennacherib  praying in front of divine symbols. 705 - 681 B.C Nineveh ( Kuyunjik ) . The inscription tells of King Sennacherib's great feats of war and the building works in Nineveh. It starts " Sennacheribs, the great king, mighty king, king of the universe, king of the Assyria, king of the four regions of the wold, favourite of the great gods". It continues " I led my armies from one end of the earth to the other and brought in submission at my feet all princes, dwelling in palaces, of the four quarters of the world". of his great worked " I enlarged the site of Nineveh, my royal city, I made its market streets wider". further " The wall and outer wall I caused skilfully constructed and raised them mountain high. I widened them to 100 cubits ( 50m )". Istanbul Archaeological Exhibit no. 1.
  • Depictions of gods on the end relief panel of the 13th century BC Hittite religious rock carvings of Yazılıkaya Hittite rock sanctuary, chamber A, Hattusa, Bogazale, Turkey.
  • Depictions of gods on the end relief panel of the 13th century BC Hittite religious rock carvings of Yazılıkaya Hittite rock sanctuary, chamber A, Hattusa, Bogazale, Turkey.
  • Picture of Yazilikaya [ i.e written riock ], Hattusa  The largest known Hittite sanctuary. 13th century BC made in the reign of Tudhaliya 1V
  • Depictions of gods on the end relief panel of the 13th century BC Hittite religious rock carvings of Yazılıkaya Hittite rock sanctuary, chamber A, Hattusa, Bogazale, Turkey.
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.

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