• Interior of an Etruscan "dado: (dice) tomb known as Tomba Maroi dating form the 7th century BC, Necropoli della Banditaccia, Cerveteri, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Mosaic depicting Empress Theodora and attendants. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of The Holy Trinity on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Fishing village and harbour of Riomaggiore at sunrise, Cinque Terre National Park, Liguria, Italy
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of The Holy Trinity on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Apse of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Castildeterra rock formation in the Bardena Blanca area of the Bardenas Riales Natural Park, Navarre, Spain
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the ceiling of the Apse of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic panel depicting The sacrifice of Isaac.  Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Apse mosaic depicting a clean shaven Christ, Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian I. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of The Holy Trinity on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Mosaic panel depicting The sacrifice of Isaac.  Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Abel making sacrifice. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Etruscan circular Tumulus Tomb in one of the streets of the Necropoli della Banditaccia, Cerveteri, 6th century BC,  Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of The Holy Trinity on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Apse of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Apse of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Apse mosaic depicting a clean shaven Christ, Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Apse mosaic depicting a clean shaven Christ, Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Interior of an Etruscan burial tomb known  with sarcopoghi carved out of the volcanic tuff rock, 6th century BC, Necropoli della Banditaccia, Cerveteri, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Varlaam on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Roussanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of The Holy Trinity on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of Rossanou on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Medieval Meteora  Monastery of The Holy Trinity on top of a rock pillar in the Meteora Mountains, Thessaly, Greece
  • Mosaic depicting Abel making sacrifice. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian I. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ruins of a Zoroastrian Fire Temple at Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road ,  Anatolia, Turkey
  • Main Hall in the Hareem of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Exterior walls with Minarete of the Mosque of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Main Hareem entrance of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • close up of bas relief on the entrance to the Hareem of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Agrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Bay Hotel & fishermans houses of the historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Bay Hotel & fishermans houses of the historic fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Camels rides amongst the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • 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
  • Exterior of the mud brick Kasbah of Taourirt, Ouarzazate, Morocco, built by Pasha Glaoui. A Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Exterior of the mud brick Kasbah of Taourirt, Ouarzazate, Morocco, built by Pasha Glaoui. A Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Quartz ancient Egyptian relief sculpture of Queen Tiy from the funerary temple of Amenohis III, West Thebes. 18th Dynasty Ancient Egypt, 1375 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 23270.
  • Quartz ancient Egyptian relief sculpture of Queen Tiy from the funerary temple of Amenohis III, West Thebes. 18th Dynasty Ancient Egypt, 1375 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 23270.
  • Ushabti. 18 dynasty Egyptian kneeling sculpture of queen Hatshepsut with a cultic vessel, 1475BC Deir el-Bahari . Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM22883
  • Ancient Egyptian relief study of a foot. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 20672.
  • Ancient Egyptian relief portrait of King Akhenaten from Amarna. 18th Dynasty 1340 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 14512.
  • Quartz Ancient Egyptian Statue head of King Amenhotep II from Wad Ban Naga, Sudan . 18 th Dynasty 1425 BC . Neues Reich Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 2057.
  • Sculptured Eyyptian  head of a man in Baslt. Fifth. Dynasty 2500 BC.  Altes Reich Egyptian Museum, Berlin
  • Statue Portrait head of Nefertiti. / Portratkopfe des Konigspaares Nofretete. / Egypt 18. Dynasty  (1340 BC) Berlin Neues Museum Cat No: AM 21348.
  • Ancient Egyptian granite statue of Sobekhotep V kneeling with ointment vessels. Egypt 13-14 Dynastie (1750-1700 BC) Berlin Neues Museum Cat No: AM 10645
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. 11152-1145BC, Thebes. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • 12 dynasty Egyptian statue of king Amenemhet III praying. 1840-1800 BC, Memphis. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM1121
  • 12 dynasty Egyptian statue of king Amenemhet III praying. 1840-1800 BC, Memphis. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM1121
  • Ancient Egyptian case of the inner coffin of Nespamai depicting the goddess Nut. 500BC BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 31213/2.
  • Early Roman mummy mask of a women from  Egypt 1st century BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 34434.
  • Early Roman mummy mask of a women from  Egypt 1st century BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 34434.
  • Ancient Egyptian quartz statue head of princess from Amarna. 18th Dynasty Ancient Egypt, 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 21223.
  • Reconstucted Byzantine style frescos of the 4th century AD 3 aisled Roamnesque basilica of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios, Άγιος Δημήτριος, a Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Paros Marble Lycian Sarcophagus from the end of the 5th Cent. B.C  from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon (lebanon), Chamber no IV. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 369T Cat. Mendel 63.
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus, a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • "Charioteer of Delphi" 470 BC. The "Charioteer of Delphi" is one of the best known ancient Greek statues, and one of the best preserved examples of classical bronze casts. It is considered a fine example of the "Severe" style. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • "Charioteer of Delphi" 470 BC. The "Charioteer of Delphi" is one of the best known ancient Greek statues, and one of the best preserved examples of classical bronze casts. It is considered a fine example of the "Severe" style. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • "Charioteer of Delphi" 470 BC. The "Charioteer of Delphi" is one of the best known ancient Greek statues, and one of the best preserved examples of classical bronze casts. It is considered a fine example of the "Severe" style. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Large Sphinx of Naxos sitting on an Ionic column circa 560 B.C. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Large Sphinx of Naxos sitting on an Ionic column circa 560 B.C. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Large Sphinx of Naxos sitting on an Ionic column circa 560 B.C. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Roman Erotic Fresco from Pompeii depicting  sexual activities,  Naples National Archaeological Museum - 1st cent AD , inv no: 27697
  • Roman fresco  portrait of a baker, Terentius, and his wife in the pose of intellectuals, Naples National Archaeological Museum , their expressions capture the sense of a real moment that connects with the viewer in a direct realistic way , Pompeii VII 2,6 , inv 9058 ,
  • Roman Erotic Fresco from Pompeii depicting  sexual activities,  Naples National Archaeological Museum - from a private house venereum, 50-79 AD , , inv no 27696 ,
  • Roman Erotic Fresco from Pompeii depicting Mars caressing Venus, Naples National Archaeological Museum - 1st century AD
  • Pompeii Roman Erotic Fresco of Mercury with a massive phalus rom Naples National Archaeological Museum, 1st cent AD , workshop Banner
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Greek Classical Period Bronze Statue of Zeus or Poseidon found in the sea of Cape Artemision of the north Eastern Euboea Island, Greece.  The God is shown in a great stride about to throw either a trident of a thunderbolt that is now missing from his right hand. The statue is one of the only preserved statues of the preserved style with exquisite rendering of motion & anatomy. The identity of the statue is controversial and is probably more likely to be Zeus rather than Poseidon. 460 BC Ref No X15161 Athens Archaeological Museum
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Noah putting animals into the arc, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • Medieval Byzantine mosaics of Rebecca and Abraham  Monreale Cathedral, Sicily
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • South wall mosaics depicting the bibliacl story of Noah in the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Christ Pantocrator mosaics of the Norman-Byzantine medieval cathedral  of Monreale,  province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Bible story of Noah, the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Peter & Paul & Emperor Nero, Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of St Paul being bapitised  in the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the side aisle arches,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of the main aisle & altar,  Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Medieval Byzantine style mosaics of Christ Pantocrator above the altar of the Palatine Chapel, Cappella Palatina, Palermo, Italy
  • Satrap Sarcophagus, Paros marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no. VI. Second half of the 5th cent. B.C.  Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv 367 T.  Cat. Mendel 9
  • 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
  • Close up of the ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, 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.
  • Ancent Assyrian glazed brick panels depicting Royal bodyguards or the Achaemenid King Darius from the Palace of Susa, 521-486 BC, Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Ancent Assyrian glazed brick panels depicting Royal bodyguards or the Achaemenid King Darius from the Palace of Susa, 521-486 BC, Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Ancent Assyrian glazed brick panels depicting Royal bodyguards or the Achaemenid King Darius from the Palace of Susa, 521-486 BC, Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 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
  • Sea front houses and shingle beach of Aldeburgh , Suffolk, England
  • Camels amongst the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • 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
  • Exterior of the mud brick Kasbah of Taourirt, Ouarzazate, Morocco, built by Pasha Glaoui. A Unesco World Heritage Site
  • 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
  • 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 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 Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church cemetry, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church cemetry, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church cemetry, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
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For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Pictures & Images of the Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior relief stone carvings of the south door, 10th - 11th century, Upper Krikhi, Krikhi, Georgia (country).<br />
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For a small church Krikhi Archangel Church is extremely well decorated on the outside with Georgian style bas relief stonework. The south door has intricate carvings along its pillars and in the architraves above the door. The churches small windows are highly decorated with stone tracery around them.
  • Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior, Krikhi, Georgia
  • Archangel Georgian Orthodox Church Georgian style exterior, Krikhi, Georgia
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework cross decorations, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral exterior and its Georgian relief sculpture stonework, 11th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
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The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & Images of the Tortum Water Falls, Coruh Valley, Erzurum in the Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.<br />
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The Tortum water falls are the largest in turkey with a drop of 164 feet (50 m) and 15 meters wide. Geologists believe they were formed in the Quaternary period by a massive landslide which blocked the deep steep sided Tortum Valley. This resulted in the formation of Tortum Lake which is 8 km long, 1 km wide and 100 meters deep.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Nikortsminda ( Nicortsminda ) St Nicholas Georgian Orthodox Cathedral rich interior frescoes, 16th century, Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Tentative Site.
  • Pictures & images of Guzelyurt cave city across the the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes of the  Comlekci Church,  10th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Comlekci Church is a Roman Byzantine church dating from the 10th century. the south section of the roof frescoes depict the Evangel, Christmas and the adoration of the magi. The northern panel frescoes depict Christ and the Cross.
  • Pictures & images of Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church decorative sculptures, 9th century, the Vadisi Monastery Valley, "Manastır Vadisi”,  of the Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt , Aksaray Province, Turkey.<br />
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Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church dates back to the 9th or 10th century. It is carved out of a single rock massive with rock columns holding up the roof of its church . The arches of Kalburlu (St. Epthemios) church have rich architectural decorated relif sculptures. The naves are connected by rounded arches & there is a baptismal font to the east of the main entrance.
  • 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 soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Picture & image the interior medieval frescoes Christ taken from the cross, Khobi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 13th century,  Khobi Monastery, Khobi, Georgia.
  • Close up picture & image medieval Georgian architectural stone work of the medieval Khobi Monastery and Khobi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 10th -13th century, Khobi, Georgia.
  • Pictures & images of the interior frescoes on the barrel vaulted roof of of Ubisa St. George Georgian Orthodox medieval monastery, Georgia (country)<br />
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The 14th century lavish interior frescoes were painted by Gerasim in a local style known as Palaeologus  following Byzantine influences.
  • Pictures & images of Ubisa St. George Georgian Orthodox medieval monastery, 1141, Georgia (country)<br />
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Ubisa St. George was founded by St. Grigol (Gregory) of Khandzta under the patronage of King of Abkhazs Demetre II. The church is a single nave with a single apse above the altar.
  • Picture & image of the medieval Sapara Monastery Georgian Orthodox monastery church of St Saba, 13th century, Akhaltsikhe, Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the medieval Sapara Monastery Georgian Orthodox monastery church of St Saba, 13th century, Akhaltsikhe, Georgia.
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave interior of the city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave interior of the city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • Picture & image of Vardzia medieval cave city and monastery, Erusheti Mountain, southern Georgia (country)<br />
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Inhabited from the 5th century BC, the first identifiable phase of building took place at  Vardzia in the reign of Giorgi III (1156-1184) to be continued by his successor, Queen Tamar 1186, when the Church of the Dormition was carved out of the rock and decorated with frescoes
  • picture & image of the gate and bell tower of the Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 11th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
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Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • Picture & image of Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 11th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
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Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • Picture & image of Samtavisi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 11th century, Shida Karti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
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Built during the so called 10-11th century “Georgian Golden Era” Samtavisi cathedral is a built in classical Georgian style of the period. Layout on a cruciform ground plan with a high central cylindrical central cupola.
  • Picture & image of Katskhi Pillar Georgian Orthodox church on a 40 m (130 ft) natural limestone rock pillar near Chiatura, Imereti Region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Studies have shown that the pillar was an early medieval hermitage occupied from at least the 9th century.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the  Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, rock storage Pit, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, house stone shelves, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of the interior of the one pillar hall Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of rock caves of Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of the medieval Christian Basilica, Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) troglodyte cave city, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Picture & image of Uplistsikhe (Lords Fortress) walls. A cave city, near Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia. UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List<br />
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Inhabited from the early Iron age to the late middle ages Uplistsikhe cave city eas, during the Roman & Hellenistic period, home to around 20,000 people.
  • Close up picture & image of a Georgian inscription on the main entrance to David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country)<br />
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Founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the  thirteen Assyrian monks who built monasteries throughout Georgia. The monastery is spread out over a huge area of the arid Mount Gareja, with small cells and chapels cut into cliff faces
  • Picture & image of David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country). 25 km (15 miles) from Gardabani<br />
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Founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the  thirteen Assyrian monks who built monasteries throughout Georgia. The 24 plus monasteries of David Gareja are spread out over a huge area of the arid Mount Gareja ridge, with small cells and chapels cut into cliff faces.
  • Picture & image of David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country). 25 km (15 miles) from Gardabani<br />
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Founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the  thirteen Assyrian monks who built monasteries throughout Georgia. The 24 plus monasteries of David Gareja are spread out over a huge area of the arid Mount Gareja ridge, with small cells and chapels cut into cliff faces.
  • Picture & image of David Gareja Georgian Orthodox monastery, Mount Gareja, Kakheti Region, Georgia (country). 25 km (15 miles) from Gardabani<br />
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Founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the  thirteen Assyrian monks who built monasteries throughout Georgia. The 24 plus monasteries of David Gareja are spread out over a huge area of the arid Mount Gareja ridge, with small cells and chapels cut into cliff faces.
  • Pictures & imagse of the interior frescoes of the Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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The interior frescoes of date from the 11th - 13th century so the Timotesubani church of the Dormition is a treasure trove of medieval Georgian art created during the reign of Queen Tamar. The fresco murals have been rescued and preserved by the Global Fund of Cultural Heritage.
  • Pictures & imagse of Timotesubani medieval Orthodox monastery Church of the Holy Dormition (Assumption), dedcated to the Virgin Mary, 1184-1213, Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Built during the reigh of Queen Tamar during the “Golden Age of Georgia”, Timotesubani Church of the Holy Dormition is one of the most important examples of medieval Georgian architecture and art. <br />
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Built of pinkish Georgian brick to a cruciform floor plan. The eastern end of the church has 3 apses. Above the centre of the church is a high Georgian style cupola supported on 2 columns.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian Orthodox church of the Virgin, early 17th century, Ananuri castle complex, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list. <br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work
  • Pictures & images of Gergeti Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba) Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church close up, 14th century, Gergeti, Khevi province, Georgia (country). At Sunset.
  • Pictures & images of Gergeti Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba) Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church bell tower, 14th century, Gergeti, Khevi province, Georgia (country). At Sunset.
  • Pictures & images of Gergeti Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba) Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church, 14th century, Gergeti, Khevi province, Georgia (country). At Sunset.
  • Pictures & images of Gergeti Holy Trinity (Tsminda Sameba) Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church and bell tower, 14th century, Gergeti, Khevi province, Georgia (country). At Sunset.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Alaverdi St George Cathedral & monastery complex, 11th century, near Telavi, Georgia (country). <br />
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At 50 meters high Alaverdi St George Cathedral was once the highest cathedral in Georgia (now its the nes Tblisi cathedral). The cathedral is part of a Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by the monk Joseph [Abba] Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. On the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List.
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian cemetry of  Ikalto monastery . Near Telavi, Kakheti, Eastern Georgia (Country).
  • Pictures & images of the Georgian cemetry of  Ikalto monastery . Near Telavi, Kakheti, Eastern Georgia (Country).
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Transfiguration of Ikalto monastery was founded by Saint Zenon, one of the 13 Syrian Fathers, in the late 6th century. Near Telavi, Kakheti, Eastern Georgia (Country).<br />
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The Ikalto Monastery is famous for the Academy of Ikalto founded in the reign of King David the Builder by Arsen Ikaltoeli. The Academy of Ikalto trained its students in classical diciplins of rhetoric, astronomy, philosophy, geography, geometry as well as learning the skills of chantings, pottery and poetry. In the 12th century the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli studied here.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Transfiguration of Ikalto monastery was founded by Saint Zenon, one of the 13 Syrian Fathers, in the late 6th century. Near Telavi, Kakheti, Eastern Georgia (Country).<br />
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The Ikalto Monastery is famous for the Academy of Ikalto founded in the reign of King David the Builder by Arsen Ikaltoeli. The Academy of Ikalto trained its students in classical diciplins of rhetoric, astronomy, philosophy, geography, geometry as well as learning the skills of chantings, pottery and poetry. In the 12th century the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli studied here.
  • Pictures & images of two tetraconch cupola churches from the first quarter of the seventh century. Dzveli (Old) Shuamta Monastery  founded by one of the 13 Syrian Fathers in the sixth century, Kakheti , Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & images of the cupola of a tetraconch church from the first quarter of the seventh century. Dzveli (Old) Shuamta Monastery  founded by one of the 13 Syrian Fathers in the sixth century, Kakheti , Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & images of (foreground) sixth century triple naive basilica behind which is a  a tetraconch cupola church from the first quarter of the seventh century. Dzveli (Old) Shuamta Monastery  founded by one of the 13 Syrian Fathers in the sixth century, Kakheti , Georgia (country).
  • Pictures & images of Georgian Classica style church at The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe,  a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and the seat of the Bishops of Bodbe, Sighnaghi, Kakheti, Georgia.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval the fortified curtain wall of  Ninotsminda Cathedral, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Ninotsminda Cathedral ruins, 575 AD, Sagarejo, in the Kakheti region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ninotsminda Cathedral is a highly important Georgian architectural building, which served as a model for the development of the later tetraconch, four-apse design of church.
  • Pictures & images of Jvari Monastery, a 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Jvari church is an early example of a four apse church with four niches domed tetraconch. The Jvari church had a great impact on the further development of Georgian architecture and served as a model for many other churches.<br />
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The Historical Monuments of Jvari Monastery Mtskheta is located in the cultural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, in Central-Eastern Georgia, some 20km northwest of Tbilisi.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Samtavro Transfiguration Church and Nunnery of St. Nino in Mtskheta, Georgia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The small domed church of the Samtavro Monastery was originally built in the 4th century. The first Georgian Christian monarchs,  King Mirian and Qween Nana are buried here.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes depicting the Asumption of the Virgin. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the interior medieval frescoes. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the 17th century ciborium under which the robe of Jesus is said to have been buried. The Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures & images of the Eastern Orthodox Georgian Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) , Mtskheta, Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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Currently the second largest church building in Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a masterpiece of Early Medieval architecture completed in 1029 by Georgian architect Arsukisdze on an earlier site dating back toi the 4th century.
  • Pictures and images of St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi, Georgia (country). A perfect example of a 7th century Byzantine “Tree Cross” church  with a horseshoe apse laid out as in the Greek Cross style.
  • Pictures and images of St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi, Georgia (country). A perfect example of a 7th century Byzantine “Tree Cross” church  with a horseshoe apse laid out as in the Greek Cross style.
  • Pictures and images of St Giorgi (St George) Church, Samtsevrisi, Georgia (country). A perfect example of a 7th century Byzantine “Tree Cross” church  with a horseshoe apse laid out as in the Greek Cross style.
  • Pictures and images of the chapel in the historic medieval Kintsvisi Monastery Georgian Orthodox Monastery complex, Shida Kartli Region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Kintsvisi Monastery is the best preserved example of Georgian architecture of the 12th and 15th centuries, the so called Georgian Golden Age.
  • Pictures and images of St Nicholas Church in the historic medieval Kintsvisi Monastery Georgian Orthodox Monastery complex, Shida Kartli Region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Kintsvisi Monastery is the best preserved example of Georgian architecture of the 12th and 15th centuries, the so called Georgian Golden Age.
  • Pictures and images of St Nicholas Church in the historic medieval Kintsvisi Monastery Georgian Orthodox Monastery complex, Shida Kartli Region, Georgia (country).<br />
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Kintsvisi Monastery is the best preserved example of Georgian architecture of the 12th and 15th centuries, the so called Georgian Golden Age.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels on the north wall of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from left to right: Prince Bagrat, King George II, Queen Helen, King Bagrat III of Imereti.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine interior fresco in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine apse fresco of Theotokos, depicting the Virgin Mary, the  Mother of God, and child,  in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church St George, 13th century, depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels on the north wall of the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting Christ riding on a Donkey.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary. The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures & images of the Byzantine fresco panels in the Gelati Georgian Orthodox Church of the Virgin, 1106, depicting saints.  The medieval Gelati monastic complex near Kutaisi in the Imereti region of western Georgia (country). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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