• 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Genoese built Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • fishing boats of thye port of Essaouira, Morocco
  • Dutch cannon made by Adrianus Crans in The Hague in 1744 on the Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Dutch cannon made by Adrianus Crans in The Hague in 1744 on the Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Dutch cannon made by Adrianus Crans in The Hague in 1744 on the Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Traditional Berber shops in the medina of  Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Traditional Berber shops in the medina of  Essaouira, Morocco
  • Traditional Berber shops in the medina of  Essaouira, Morocco
  • Traditional Berber shops in the medina of  Essaouira, Morocco
  • Traditional Berber shops in the medina of  Essaouira, Morocco
  • 4 x4 Landrover Defnder on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi at sunset , Morocco, Africa
  • 4 x4 Landrover Defnder on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • sand being blown on Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • 4 x4 Landrover Defnder on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • 4 x4 Landrover Defnder on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi at sunset , Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi at sunset, Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi at sunset, Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi at sunset, Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi at sunset, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Foot steps in the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • sand being blown on Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • sand being blown on Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • sand being blown on Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • 4 x4 Landrover Defnder on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Paragliders over the Matterhorn mountain peak - Swiss Alps - Switzerland
  • Matterhorn mountain peak - Swiss Alps - Switzerland
  • Matterhorn mountain peak - Swiss Alps - Switzerland
  • Paragliders over the Gornergletscher  glacier above Zermatt Switzerland
  • Paragliders over the Gornergletscher  glacier above Zermatt Switzerland
  • Matterhorn Mountain - Swiss Alps
  • Picture of the Roman Basilica Baths. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of Tombs on the edge of the white travatines of the  North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of Tomb Tomb 114 "tomb of curses" of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
TOMB 114 (Second half of the 2nd century AD) <br />
<br />
The tomb lies on the left hand side of the road and is enclosed by a perimeter wall; it rests on a base withifiree steps, with a bench piked(1 front of it. Inside are three beds and the ossuary. On the roof, a sarcophagus, broken as result of an <br />
earthquake, bears an inscription mentioning the occupant Aelios Apollinarios and his wife Neratia Apollonis. On the facade is an inscription of great interest which refers to the punishment inflicted on those who violate the sepulchre: as well as the usual fines, it invokes diseases, misfortunes and punishments in the next world. This inscription has led to the building being named the Tomb of the Curses.
  • Picture of Tomb  81 of North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Tomb 81 (2nd - 3rd centuries AD)<br />
The tomb is built on a high platform that compensates for <br />
difference in level of the land behind it. Inside the <br />
chamber are three sepulchre beds, arranged along the walls, an a very deep ossuary. On the roof slabs, which jut out a long way, are two sarcophagi. Two inscriptions beside the door end the inscription on the slab that closed it (now in the museum ) refer to the successive occupants, including Eutyches Pompeios, who left 100 denari to the association of wool washers for the periodic decoration of  <br />
the tomb.
  • Picture of Tombs North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of a Roman raised sarcophagus of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of a Roman raised sarcophagus of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of a Tomb A6  and Sarcophagus of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of  A18 of the Tomb North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Tomb A 18 ( 1st century AD) <br />
<br />
The building, one of the most representative and best conserved of the North Necropolis, has the shape of a small temple, built to a square plan with regular walls. The facade is framed by projecting pilasters; the roofing slabs rest on the, two frontons and the lateral cornices.- Beneath the base is a subterranean chamber partially carved into of the rock. The two chambers have sepulchral beds along the walls.
  • Picture of Tomb A2 of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of Tomb A2 of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Wild boar heads outside a typical Norcineria shop, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • Traditional Norcineria shop selling Norcia meat products, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • Traditional Norcineria shop selling Norcia salamis, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • Traditional Norcineria shop selling Norcia salamis, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • Traditional Norcineria shop selling Norcia salamis, Norcia, Umbria, 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dolomite Mountain range from the Sulla Pass between the Val Gardena and Val di Fassa, the Western Dolomites, Southern Tyrol, Trentino, 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Dutch cannon made by Adrianus Crans in The Hague in 1744 on the Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Dutch cannon made by Adrianus Crans in The Hague in 1744 on the Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Dutch cannon made by Adrianus Crans in The Hague in 1744 on the Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Portuguese fortifications of Mogador or Mogadore. Essaouira, Morocco
  • Traditional Berber shops in the medina of  Essaouira, Morocco
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • sand being blown on Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • 4 x4 Landrover Defnder on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi at sunset , Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara parabolic sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Camels amongst the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Camel rides on the Sahara sand dunes of erg Chebbi, Morocco, Africa
  • Matterhorn mountain peak - Swiss Alps - Switzerland
  • Paragliders over the Matterhorn mountain peak - Swiss Alps - Switzerland
  • Matterhorn Mountain - Swiss Alps
  • Aerial view of the Romanesque Duomo of Pisa
  • View of the Romanesque Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Bell tower, Piazza del Miracoli , Pisa, Italy
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of the Romanesque Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Bell tower, Piazza del Miracoli , Pisa, Italy
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements de Kelescan, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements de Kelescan, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Kermario, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Menec, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Menec, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Kermario, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
<br />
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • The 12th century medieval Norman ruins of Goodrich Castle fortifications, Goodrich, Herefordshire, England
  • The 12th century medieval Norman ruins of Goodrich Castle fortifications, Goodrich, Herefordshire, England
  • Avebury Neolithic standing stone Circle the largest in England, Wiltshire, England, Europe
  • Avebury Neolithic standing stone Circle the largest in England, Wiltshire, England, Europe
  • Avebury Neolithic standing stone Circle the largest in England, Wiltshire, England, Europe
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey at sunset. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • St Mawes Castel defensive Tudor coastal fortresses (1540) built  for King Henry VIII, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • St Mawes Castel defensive Tudor coastal fortresses (1540) built  for King Henry VIII, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • St Mawes Castel defensive Tudor coastal fortresses (1540) built  for King Henry VIII, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panoroana of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete. At sunset.
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Minoan North Lustral basin ,  Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panorama of Minoan of the North Entrance Propylaeum with its painted charging  bull releif,  Knossos Palace archaeological site, Crete
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
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The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
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At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
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The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
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At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Panoramic ew of "la Gravina" ravine and the Sassi of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • View of the ancient Sassi of Matera area exterior, Basilicata, Italy. <br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
<br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • View of the ancient Sassi of Matera area exterior, Basilicata, Italy. <br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
<br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
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At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Vew of "la Gravina" ravine and the Sassi of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Matera view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera from inside a Sassi cave, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Panoramic long view across "la Gravina" ravine to the Sassi of Matera at sunrise, Basilicata, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site.<br />
<br />
The area of Matera has been occupied since the Palaeolithic (10th millennium BC) making it one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world. <br />
The town of Matera was founded by the Roman Lucius Caecilius Metellus in 251 BC and remained a Roman town until  was conquered by the Lombards In AD 664 becoming part of the Duchy of Benevento.  Matera was subject to the power struggles of southern Italy coming under the rule of the Byzantine Roman, the Germans and finally Matera was ruled by the Normans from 1043 until the Aragonese took possession in the 15th century. <br />
<br />
At the ancient heart of Matera are cave dwellings known as Sassi. As the fortunes of Matera failed the sassy became slum dwelling and the appalling living conditions became be the disgrace of Italy. From the 1970’s families were forcibly removed from the Sassi and rehoused in the new town of Matera. Today tourism has regenerated Matera and the sassi have been modernised and are lived in again making them probably the longest inhabited houses in the world dating back 9000 years.
  • Doric coloums of Delphi Temple of Apollo. and ruins of 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
  • 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

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