• Structure 8 of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • Structure 8 of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). 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.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • Skarkos hill prehistoric settlement ruins. European Union Cultural Heritage archaeological site of Skarkos
  • Skarkos hill prehistoric settlement ruins. European Union Cultural Heritage archaeological site of Skarkos
  • Skarkos hill prehistoric settlement ruins. European Union Cultural Heritage archaeological site of Skarkos
  • Skarkos hill prehistoric settlement ruins. European Union Cultural Heritage archaeological site of Skarkos
  • Skarkos hill prehistoric settlement ruins. European Union Cultural Heritage archaeological site of Skarkos
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
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Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • The neolithic village ruins of Skara Brae, circa 2,500,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orkney, Scotland
  • The neolithic village ruins of Skara Brae, circa 2,500,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orkney, Scotland
  • The neolithic village ruins of Skara Brae, circa 2,500,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orkney, Scotland
  • 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.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric doorway with false triangular corbel of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia..
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric p[assageway inside the walls  of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric tholos shaped interior of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia..
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric p[assageway inside the walls  of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Pictures of Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Brochs are among Scotland's most impressive prehistoric buildings and were the precursors of the Medieval Scottish Tower Houses. The world Broch is derived from lowland scots who called forts Brough from the old Norse Borg. <br />
<br />
Broch stone roundhouses date from about 2,300 to 1,900 years ago, and are found mainly in north and west Scotland. Dun Carloway Broch was probably built around the time of the Roman occupation in Britain in 43AD and was probably the primary dwelling-places for the principal family in the area. Dun Carloway Broch would have provided some protection against sporadic raiding, but were not purely defensive structure but a focal point for the clan of the area.
  • The Temple of Emperor Hadrian on Curetes Street ( 117 - 138 A.D ).  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Pillars of The Basilica, 1st Century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Library of Celsus & the Agora to the right. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Statue on  Curetes Street looking towards the Library of Celsus. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan on Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Arch of The Roman  Pollio Fountain, early 1st century B.C. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Rhodian Peristyle built in the time of Emperor Augustus ( 27 B.C. -A.D. 14) and dedicated to Julius Caesar  and the goddess Roma then Augustus & Artemis. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Entrance to the Odeion (Small Thaetre) that was built as a council chamber in 2nd century A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The entrance to the Temple of Emperor Domitian ( 81-96 AD) . Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The entrance to the Temple of Emperor Domitian ( 81-96 AD) . Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan North Lustral basin ,  Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan North Lustral basin ,  Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of the Minoan North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Adobe buildings of the Berber Ksar or fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, Sous-Massa-Dra Morocco
  • Adobe buildings of the Berber Ksar or fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, Sous-Massa-Dra Morocco
  • Adobe buildings of the Berber Ksar or fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, Sous-Massa-Dra Morocco
  • Beaumaris Castle, looking towards Snowdonia,  built in 1284 by Edward 1st, considered to be one of the finest example of 13th century military architecture by UNESCO. A Unesco World Heritage Site. Beaumaris, Anglesey Island, Wales.
  • Beaumaris Castle, looking towards Snowdonia,  built in 1284 by Edward 1st, considered to be one of the finest example of 13th century military architecture by UNESCO. A Unesco World Heritage Site. Beaumaris, Anglesey Island, Wales.
  • Beaumaris Castle, looking towards Snowdonia,  built in 1284 by Edward 1st, considered to be one of the finest example of 13th century military architecture by UNESCO. A Unesco World Heritage Site. Beaumaris, Anglesey Island, Wales.
  • Beaumaris Castle, looking towards Snowdonia,  built in 1284 by Edward 1st, considered to be one of the finest example of 13th century military architecture by UNESCO. A Unesco World Heritage Site. Beaumaris, Anglesey Island, Wales.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Close up of the ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Theatre of Ephesus on the slopes of Panayir Dagi ( mount) was built during the reign of Alexander the Great successor, Lysimachos, between 306 - 281 B.C. The building was altered many times by the time St Paul was famously found guilty of preaching against Artemis & Diana and banished from the city after a 3 year stay.  Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Fountain of Emperor Trajan and  Curetes Street constructed between 102 - 114 A.D. Ephesus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Adobe buildings of the Berber Ksar or fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, Sous-Massa-Dra Morocco
  • Adobe buildings of the Berber Ksar or fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, Sous-Massa-Dra Morocco
  • Adobe buildings of the Berber Ksar or fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, Sous-Massa-Dra Morocco
  • Adobe buildings of the Berber Ksar or fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, Sous-Massa-Dra Morocco
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of the extreior of Aynali Kilise (Church) a cave church complex, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the cave town houses in the rock formations of Cavusin, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over Uchisar Castle & the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of Uchisar Castle & the cave houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the cave city houses in the rock formations & fairy chimney of Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Cafeteria Balkonlu a typical fairy chimney cave house, Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Cafeteria Balkonlu a typical fairy chimney cave house, Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Cafeteria Balkonlu a typical fairy chimney cave house, Uchisar, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over the fairy chimney pillar rock formations  near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “Pasaba Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of hot air balloons over the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “love Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “love Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “love Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “love Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “love Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Pictures & images of the fairy chimney rock formations and rock pillars of “love Valley” near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Main road access to Ushguli along the River Enguri gorge in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • Piglets suckling, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chvibiani with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Chvibiani is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chvibiani has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 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  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. 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.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 />
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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.
  • Sebasteion sanctuary building ruins and relief panels,  Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Sebasteion sanctuary building ruins and relief panels,  Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.

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