• 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.
  • Sculptures on the 12th century Romanesque facade of the Chiesa di San Pietro extra moenia (St Peters), Spoletto, Italy
  • The circular Delphi Tholos temple with Doric columns, 380 BC, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi Archaeological Site,  Greece
  • The circular Delphi Tholos temple with Doric columns, 380 BC, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi Archaeological Site,  Greece
  • The circular Delphi Tholos temple with Doric columns, 380 BC, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi Archaeological Site,  Greece
  • Ancient Greek Theatre of Delphi, Delphi Archaeological site, Delphi, Greece
  • Doric coloums of Delphi Temple of Apollo. and ruins of Delphi archaeological site, Delphi, Greece
  • Doric coloums of Delphi Temple of Apollo. and ruins of Delphi archaeological site, Delphi, Greece
  • Ancient Greek Theatre of Delphi, Delphi Archaeological site, Delphi, Greece
  • The circular Delphi Tholos temple with Doric columns, 380 BC, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi Archaeological Site,  Greece
  • The circular Delphi Tholos temple with Doric columns, 380 BC, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi Archaeological Site,  Greece
  • The circular Delphi Tholos temple with Doric columns, 380 BC, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi Archaeological Site,  Greece
  • The Tripod of Plataeans column and the Altar of the Chiots with the columns of the temple of Apollo behind, Delphi Archaeological site, Delphi, Greece
  • Ancient Greek Theatre of Delphi, Delphi Archaeological site, Delphi, Greece
  • The circular Delphi Tholos temple with Doric columns, 380 BC, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi Archaeological Site,  Greece
  • The circular Delphi Tholos temple with Doric columns, 380 BC, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi Archaeological Site,  Greece
  • 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.
  • steps amd paths leading to the Phrygian water cistern of Midas city cut deep into the underground rock. 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.
  • Phrygian and later rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • The Unfinished rock monument of Midas, 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This rock facade was planned but never finished and so little is known about the unfinished Monument. It is also known locally as the Kucuk Yazilikaya ( “little written rock”), since it appears to have been planned as a smaller version of the Midas Monument, also called Yazilikaya. It measures 7m x 10m and faces west, unlike the other monument at Midas whose facades face east. Since it was never completed, it was gives some idea of the construction techniques : first the rock was flattened and then the facade was carved from the top down. The architectural frame and the ornament were carved at the same time. About  2m below the monument are a smaller facade, to the left and a small cut altar to the right.
  • The Unfinished rock monument of Midas, 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This rock facade was planned but never finished and so little is known about the unfinished Monument. It is also known locally as the Kucuk Yazilikaya ( “little written rock”), since it appears to have been planned as a smaller version of the Midas Monument, also called Yazilikaya. It measures 7m x 10m and faces west, unlike the other monument at Midas whose facades face east. Since it was never completed, it was gives some idea of the construction techniques : first the rock was flattened and then the facade was carved from the top down. The architectural frame and the ornament were carved at the same time. About  2m below the monument are a smaller facade, to the left and a small cut altar to the right.
  • Close up of the inscription dedicated to King Midas on the Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • The Phrygian rock Monument known locally as Yazilikaya, ( written rock ) . 8th - 6th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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This is the largest Phrygian rock cut facade monument, measuring 17m x 16.5m. It represents the front of a Phrygian megaron type building with a low pitched roof. It is known locally as yazilikaya , which means “written rock”, because of the Paleo-Phrygian inscriptions carved above the rock above the roof outline, down the right side and in the niche. The upper inscription dedicates the monument to King Midas, and so it is also known as the “Midas Monument”. The niche probably contained an image of the Phrygian Mother  Goddess, and the word “Matar” (Mother) is inscribed inside. The monument was carved  around the 8th and  6th century BC.
  • 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 the facade and relief sculptures of the Phrygian temple of Aslankaya, 7th century BC. Phyrigian Valley, Emre Lake, near Döğer, Turkey.<br />
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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.
  • 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.
  • Sebasteion sanctuary building ruins and relief panels,  Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Roman sculpted frieze blocks with garland relief sculptures, North Portico, Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Roman theatre of Aphrodisias dedicated to Aphrodite and the people of the city by Julius Zoilos in the  2nd half of 1st century BC. Seats over 8000 people. Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Roman theatre of Aphrodisias dedicated to Aphrodite and the people of the city by Julius Zoilos in the  2nd half of 1st century BC. Seats over 8000 people. Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Aphrodite at the centre of Aphrodisias. All that remains of the ancient temple consists of fourteen of the over forty Ionic columns that once surrounded it and the foundations of the cellar section. building started in the 1st century BC completed during the reign of Augustus. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Close up of the pediments of the Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Tetrapylon monumental gateway to  the Temple of Aphrodite. The Tetrapylon consisted of four rows of four columns and It connects the major street to the sacred way heading toward the sanctuary of Aphrodite. <br />
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Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Roman ruins of the circus stadium of Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Greek Theatre remodelled in 225-200 BC & again in 175 BC, 68 AD & 299 AD to a width of 139.8 meters to seat 18,500 people. <br />
Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Greek Theatre remodelled in 225-200 BC & again in 175 BC, 68 AD & 299 AD to a width of 139.8 meters to seat 18,500 people. <br />
Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Roman Great Harbour Monument opened by the city of Miletus either in honour of the achievements of Pompeius in his war against the pirates (67 BC) or for the victory of Augustus over Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the battle of Actium (31 BC). Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Roman Ionic Stoa forms a colonnade 99 m long & 9 m high at the beginning of the Sacred Way to Didyma. An Ionic portica at its centre which served as a grandstand during ceremonial processions on the street in front of it. 1st century AD, Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Roman Ionic Stoa forms a colonnade 99 m long & 9 m high at the beginning of the Sacred Way to Didyma. An Ionic portica at its centre which served as a grandstand during ceremonial processions on the street in front of it. 1st century AD, Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Roman Ionic Stoa forms a colonnade 99 m long & 9 m high at the beginning of the Sacred Way to Didyma. An Ionic portica at its centre which served as a grandstand during ceremonial processions on the street in front of it. 1st century AD, Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Roman Ionic Stoa forms a colonnade 99 m long & 9 m high at the beginning of the Sacred Way to Didyma. An Ionic portica at its centre which served as a grandstand during ceremonial processions on the street in front of it. 1st century AD, Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • The Roman Ionic Stoa forms a colonnade 99 m long & 9 m high at the beginning of the Sacred Way to Didyma. An Ionic portica at its centre which served as a grandstand during ceremonial processions on the street in front of it. 1st century AD, Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatolia, Turkey.
  • Roman Baths of Faustina established by Faustina the Younger, wife of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, Turkey.
  • The Buruciye Medrese (Madrasah) built in 1271 by Dr. Muzaffer Burucerdî of Iran as a school teach physics, chemistry and astronomy. Its magnificent crown gate is one of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in Anatolia. The islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • Door of Gök Medrese which has a very rich decorative appearance. Its islamic Muqarnas corbelled vault is made up of a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure. The crown gate of Gök Medrese is one of the best examples of Sejuk architecture in Anatolia, Sivas, Turkey
  • The Gökmedrese or Gök Medrese built in 1271 by Vizier Ata Faahreddin Ali. close up of the corner seljuk stone work. Sivas, Turkey
  • The Gökmedrese or Gök Medrese built in 1271 by Vizier Ata Faahreddin Ali. Above the crown door are two minarets with a bow and single cone decorated with glazed bricks and tiles. Sivas, Turkey
  • The Gökmedrese or Gök Medrese built in 1271 by Vizier Ata Faahreddin Ali. Above the crown door are two minarets with a bow and single cone decorated with glazed bricks and tiles. Sivas, Turkey
  • The Gökmedrese or Gök Medrese built in 1271 by Vizier Ata Faahreddin Ali. Above the crown door are two minarets with a bow and single cone decorated with glazed bricks and tiles. Sivas, Turkey
  • The Gökmedrese or Gök Medrese built in 1271 by Vizier Ata Faahreddin Ali. Above the crown door are two minarets with a bow and single cone decorated with glazed bricks and tiles. Sivas, Turkey
  • The Gökmedrese or Gök Medrese built in 1271 by Vizier Ata Faahreddin Ali. Above the crown door are two minarets with a bow and single cone decorated with glazed bricks and tiles. Sivas, Turkey
  • The Gökmedrese or Gök Medrese built in 1271 by Vizier Ata Faahreddin Ali. Above the crown door are two minarets with a bow and single cone decorated with glazed bricks and tiles. Sivas, Turkey
  • Royal rock tombs of Pontus including Mithridates I, died 266 BC. Amasya, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak , below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel at sunrise, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yesilırmak , below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the river Yeşilırmak, below the Pontic Royal rock tombs and mountain top ancient citadel, Turkey
  • Nuvolau  mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau  mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau at sunset mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau  mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau at sunset mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau  mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau  mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau  mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau  mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau  mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau mountain at sunset above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau  mountain above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Nuvolau mountain at sunset above the Giau Pass (Passo di Giau), Colle Santa Lucia, Dolomites, Belluno, Italy
  • Mountains and pastures of the Sella plateau near Colfosco, 1,645 m (5,396 ft),  at the foot of the Sella group (Grup dl Sela) and Mount Sassongher, the Dolomite mountains, Alta Badia, Italy
  • Bas-relief sculpture panel scene from the Last Judgment by Maitani around 1310 on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of a medieval sculpted decotative panel on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of a medieval sculpted decotative twisting pillar on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of a medieval sculpted decotative twisting pillar on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of a medieval sculpted pillar on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Bas-relief sculpture panel scene of the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary by Maitani around 1310 on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
  • Bas-relief sculpture panel scene of the Tree Kings bringing gifts to the baby Christ by Maitani around 1310 on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
  • Medieval sculpted decorative columns on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Medieval sculpted decorative columns on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of the main door with mosaics depicting the the Virgin Mary created between 1350 and 1390 after designs by artist Cesare Nebbia and sculpture of the Madonna and Child created by Andrea Pisano in 1347  on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Bronze statue of a lion representing the the Evangelist Mark created by Maitani and collaborators between 1325 and 1330 on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of the main door with mosaics created between 1350 and 1390 after designs by artist Cesare Nebbia  on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of the main door with mosaics created between 1350 and 1390 after designs by artist Cesare Nebbia  on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of a gable with mosaics depicting the batism of Christ by John the Baptist created between 1350 and 1390 after designs by artist Cesare Nebbia on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • C.ose up of a gable of the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of the "Coronation of the Virgin Mary" osaic  in the topmost gable created between 1350 and 1390 after designs by artist Cesare Nebbia. on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of the rose window built by the sculptor and architect Orcagna between 1354 and 1380 on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Close up of the doorway sculptures and mosaics on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • 14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Romaesque Apse exterior of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting St Mary and the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting the Christ Pantocrator above the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture of St Martin becoming a monk on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Close up of a13th century Romaesque sculpture of a Lion of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Fresco on the Interior  of the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Medieval Fresco of the Madonna and Child in Santi Giovanni e Reparata, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Frescoes on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Romanesque frescoes inside the dome of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Exterior of Parma Duomo and the  octagonal  Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Exterior of Parma Duomo and the  octagonal  Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • West portal lunette relief sculptures depicting Christ giving a blessing with angels on one side and the Cross on the other on the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • West entrance and exterior of the octagonal  Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • West entrance and exterior of the octagonal  Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • West portal lunette relief sculptures depicting  angels  on the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • West portal lunette relief sculptures depicting Christ giving a blessing with angels on one side and the Cross on the other on the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Detail of relief sculptures of the North Portal of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Detail of relief sculptures of the North Portal of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Detail of relief sculptures of the North Portal of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical creatures on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical cattle on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical creatures on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical half man half dragon creature on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical hunter on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical bird on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical creatures on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Frescoes on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Frescoes on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Frescoes on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Frescoes on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Frescoes depicting the  Madonna with Chid on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Frescoes on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Frescoes on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Frescoes on the interior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Romanesque frescoes inside the dome of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Romanesque frescoes inside the dome of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Romanesque frescoes inside the dome of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Romanesque frescoes inside the dome of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Corinthian Capitals of the Maison Carrée, a ancient Roman temple built around 4-7 AD and dedicated to Julius Caesar, the best preserved example of a Roman temple,  Nimes, France
  • Corinthian Capitals of the Maison Carrée, a ancient Roman temple built around 4-7 AD and dedicated to Julius Caesar, the best preserved example of a Roman temple,  Nimes, France
  • Maison Carrée, a ancient Roman temple built around 4-7 AD and dedicated to Julius Caesar, the best preserved example of a Roman temple,  Nimes, France
  • Exterior of the Maison Carrée, a ancient Roman temple built around 4-7 AD and dedicated to Julius Caesar, the best preserved example of a Roman temple,  Nimes, France
  • Arena of Nemes, a Roman Ampitheatre built around 70 AD during the reign of Emperor Augustus, Nimes, France
  • Interior of the Arena of Nemes, a Roman Ampitheatre built around 70 AD during the reign of Emperor Augustus, Nimes, France
  • Exterior of the Maison Carrée, a ancient Roman temple built around 4-7 AD and dedicated to Julius Caesar, the best preserved example of a Roman temple,  Nimes, France
  • Sculpture of the Last Judgement, doom day,  on the 12th century Romanesque facade of the Chiesa di San Pietro extra moenia (St Peters), Spoletto, Italy
  • Round window  of  the 12th century Romanesque facade of the Chiesa di San Pietro extra moenia (St Peters), Spoletto, Italy
  • Sculptures on the 12th century Romanesque facade of the Chiesa di San Pietro extra moenia (St Peters), Spoletto, Italy
  • Sculptures on the 12th century Romanesque facade of the Chiesa di San Pietro extra moenia (St Peters), Spoletto, Italy
  • Sculptures on the 12th century Romanesque facade of the Chiesa di San Pietro extra moenia (St Peters), Spoletto, Italy
  • Sculptures on the 12th century Romanesque facade of the Chiesa di San Pietro extra moenia (St Peters), Spoletto, Italy
  • Sculptures on the 12th century Romanesque facade of the Chiesa di San Pietro extra moenia (St Peters), Spoletto, Italy
  • Plutone or Neptune statue with a small dolphin in his hand , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • statue of a tortoise, a symbol of the feminine power of the waters and their godess Aphrodite or Venus, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • La Nuda Abbandonate, the abandoned nude sleeping nymph statue, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • sculpture of Orcus (l'orco) king of the underworld, with an incription"abondon all reason ye who enter here", a refernece from Dantes Inferno, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Plutone or Neptune statue with a small dolphin in his hand , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of a dragon, representing wisdom,  fighting a dog and wolf, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Casa Pendente, a leaning house  commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, in The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Plutone or Neptune statue with a small dolphin in his hand , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Plutone or Neptune statue with a small dolphin in his hand , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Wrestling Giants Staue, reprenting the battle of Hercules, good, and Caucus, evil, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Venus staue, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Wrestling Giants Staue, reprenting the battle of Hercules, good, and Caucus, evil, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • statue of Echidina, mother of the many enemies of Hercules, vainly in love with Glauco, the sea God, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of Ceres, Roman "nurse" godess, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik column drums fallen at Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik column drums fallen at Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Fallen column drums of Greek Dorik Temple ruins  Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Fallen column drums of Greek Dorik Temple ruins  Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Fallen column drums of Greek Dorik Temple ruins  Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Fallen column drums of Greek Dorik Temple ruins  Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik columns at the  ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Doric column drums - Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • Greek Dorik Temple ruins of Temple F at Selinunte, Sicily Greek Dorik Temple columns of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Temple E, Selinunte, Sicily
  • The desert canyon near the Sahara oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • Sassolungo Mountain range, 3081m high, from the Sulla Pass between the Val Gardena and Val di Fassa, the Western Dolomites, Southern Tyrol; Trentino, Italy.
  • The Sahara desert sand dunes of Erg Oriental near the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia, Africa
  • The Sahara desert sand dunes of Erg Oriental near the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia, Africa
  • The desert canyon near the Sahara oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • The desert canyon near the Sahara oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • The desert canyon near the Sahara oasis of Mides, Tunisia, North Africa
  • The Sahara desert sand dunes of Erg Oriental near the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia, Africa
  • The Sahara desert sand dunes of Erg Oriental near the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia, Africa
  • The Sahara desert sand dunes of Erg Oriental near the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia, Africa
  • The Sahara desert sand dunes of Erg Oriental near the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia, Africa
  • The Sahara desert sand dunes of Erg Oriental near the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia, Africa
  • The Sahara desert sand dunes of Erg Oriental near the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia, Africa
  • The Sahara desert sand dunes of Erg Oriental near the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia, Africa
  • Sassolungo Mountain range, 3081m high, from the Sulla Pass between the Val Gardena and Val di Fassa, the Western Dolomites, Southern Tyrol; Trentino, Italy.
  • Sassolungo Mountain range, 3081m high, from the Sulla Pass between the Val Gardena and Val di Fassa, the Western Dolomites, Southern Tyrol; Trentino, Italy.
  • Sassolungo Mountain range, 3081m high, from the Sulla Pass between the Val Gardena and Val di Fassa, the Western Dolomites, Southern Tyrol; Trentino, Italy.
  • Sassolungo Mountain range, 3081m high, from the Sulla Pass between the Val Gardena and Val di Fassa, the Western Dolomites, Southern Tyrol; Trentino, Italy.
  • Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) with Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work, Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Detail of the Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work of the Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) , Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) with Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work, Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) with Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work, Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) with Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work, Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) with Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work, Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) with Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work, Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Moorish architectural detail on the old mosque tower, now the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • Moorish architectural detail on the old mosque tower, now the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail with flying butresses of the Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Gothic architectural detail of the Door of the Prince, Seville Cathedral, Spain
  • Door of Sticks or the Adoration of the Magi Statues entrance  of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • Gothic Angel statues on the Cathedral of Seville Spain
  • Statues of The Gothic Puerta de Campanilla entrance door of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • Statues of The Gothic Puerta de Campanilla entrance door of the Cathedral of Seville, Spain
  • 14th century Zellige tile panel from the Reala Alcazar of Seville in the time of Peter I of Castile. Seville Alcazar Museum, Seville.
  • Arabesque Mudjar plasterwork of the 12th century Patio de las Muñecas (Courtyard of the Dolls), . Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • 18th century Spanish tiles from the Gothic Palace of the Alcazar of Seville, Spain
  • 16th century Spanish Mudjar tiles from the Pavillion of Carlos V, Selivve Alcazar, Seville, Spain
  • 16th century Spanish Mudjar tiles from the Pavillion of Carlos V, Selivve Alcazar, Seville, Spain
  • 16th century Spanish Mudjar tiles from the Pavillion of Carlos V, Selivve Alcazar, Seville, Spain
  • 16th century Spanish Mudjar tiles from the Pavillion of Carlos V, Selivve Alcazar, Seville, Spain
  • Arabesque Zellighe tiles with Mudjar plasterwork of the Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) with Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work, Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Patio de las Doncellas (Courtyard of the Maidens) an Italian Renaissance courtyard (1540-72) with Arabesque Mudéjar style plaster work, Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Arabesque Mudjar plasterwork of the 12th century roof of the Salón de Embajadores (Ambassadors' Hall or Throne Room). Alcazar of Seville, Seville, Spain

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