• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Islamic Prayer Hall. Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ruins of the Heroon III. Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, Turkey.
  • Roman Baths of Faustina established by Faustina the Younger, wife of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, Turkey.
  • Roman Baths of Faustina established by Faustina the Younger, wife of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, Turkey.
  • Roman Baths of Faustina established by Faustina the Younger, wife of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, Turkey.
  • Roman Baths of Faustina established by Faustina the Younger, wife of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, Turkey.
  • Roman Baths of Faustina established by Faustina the Younger, wife of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, Turkey.
  • Roman Baths of Faustina established by Faustina the Younger, wife of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, 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 Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Hot Air Balloons over the Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval walls entrance gate and tower of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Long shot of the medieval defensive towers of San Gimignano at sunset, Tuscany, Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Elsa Valley From San Gimignano at dawn with Hot Air Balloons - Tuscany Chianti Italy.
  • Arial View of Plazza Cisterna, San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Views across the vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti Region from San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy.
  • Medieval Towers- San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers- San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers- San Gimignano - Italy
  • Town Entrance walls and chaple - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Romanesque Chapel - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval housesof Town Museum - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Picture of a Roman raised sarcophagus of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the Roman Basilica Baths. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of Roman sacrcophagi on a Tomb North Necropolis. 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 North Necropolis  main road . 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 />
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TOMB 114 (Second half of the 2nd century AD) <br />
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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 a Tomb 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 />
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Tomb A 18 ( 1st century AD) <br />
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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  A18 of the Tomb North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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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 a Tomb  North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of Tomb A2 of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of The north  gate forms part of a fortification system built at Hierapolis in late 4th century Theodosian times. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of The north Byzantine gate forms part of a fortification system built at Hierapolis in late 4th century Theodosian times. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the Roman North Gate built by Domitian. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the Roman North Gate built by Domitian. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of St Philip Gate ruins.  Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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The St. Philip Gate <br />
The gate is situated on the north-eastern side of the defensive walls built under the Emperor Theodosius in the late 4th century. Its importance is indicated by the presence of the two towers that flank the opening The gate was used by pilgrims heading for the summit of the hill on which stood the sanctuary of St. Philip, one of the twelve apostles of Christ. According to tradition the Saint was martyred in Hierapolis.
  • Picture of St Philip Gate ruins.  Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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The St. Philip Gate <br />
The gate is situated on the north-eastern side of the defensive walls built under the Emperor Theodosius in the late 4th century. Its importance is indicated by the presence of the two towers that flank the opening The gate was used by pilgrims heading for the summit of the hill on which stood the sanctuary of St. Philip, one of the twelve apostles of Christ. According to tradition the Saint was martyred in Hierapolis.
  • Roman Baths of Faustina established by Faustina the Younger, wife of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). Miletus Archaeological Site, Anatilia, Turkey.
  • Picture of Tomb  81 of North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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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 Tomb A2 of the North Necropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of The north  gate forms part of a fortification system built at Hierapolis in late 4th century Theodosian times. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of St Philip Gate road.  Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the Roman North Gate built by Domitian. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of A Roman Theatre reconstructed over an earlier Greek theatre under the reign of Hadrian after the earthquake of 60 AD. The facade is 300 feet (91 m) long, the full extent of which remains standingand the cavea has 50 rows of seats. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of A Roman Theatre reconstructed over an earlier Greek theatre under the reign of Hadrian after the earthquake of 60 AD. The facade is 300 feet (91 m) long, the full extent of which remains standingand the cavea has 50 rows of seats. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of A Roman Theatre reconstructed over an earlier Greek theatre under the reign of Hadrian after the earthquake of 60 AD. The facade is 300 feet (91 m) long, the full extent of which remains standingand the cavea has 50 rows of seats. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins Hieropolis walls. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • The Church of the Sepulchre with three naves was built around a Roman age tomb of St Philip, ist century AD. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the tomb of St Philip, Roman 1st century AD. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of a gate to Hieropolis. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the tomb of St Philip, Roman 1st century AD. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of columns in the ruins of the The Church of the Sepulchre, Roman 1st century AD. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the Nymphaeum Fountain located inside the sacred area in front of the Apollo temple on the main colonnaded road. Dated from the 2nd century AD and repaired in the 5th century during the Byzantine era. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of the Nymphaeum located inside the sacred area in front of the Apollo temple on the main colonnaded road. Dated from the 2nd century AD and repaired in the 5th century during the Byzantine era. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of A Roman Theatre reconstructed over an earlier Greek theatre under the reign of Hadrian after the earthquake of 60 AD. The facade is 300 feet (91 m) long, the full extent of which remains standingand the cavea has 50 rows of seats. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of A Roman Theatre reconstructed over an earlier Greek theatre under the reign of Hadrian after the earthquake of 60 AD. The facade is 300 feet (91 m) long, the full extent of which remains standingand the cavea has 50 rows of seats. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of A Roman Theatre reconstructed over an earlier Greek theatre under the reign of Hadrian after the earthquake of 60 AD. The facade is 300 feet (91 m) long, the full extent of which remains standingand the cavea has 50 rows of seats. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.
  • Picture of a  column frieze from the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of a Griffin Frieze from the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of a Griffin Frieze from the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of a Medusa relief frieze from the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the freize around a column base of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of column bases from the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of a close up of a column base at the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the Ionian columns of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the Ionian columns of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the steps & columns of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the steps & columns of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Roman theatre of the Roman colony of Emerita Augusta (Mérida) dedicated by the consul Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and built in 15BC, renovated late 1st Century AD, Merida, Estremadura, Spain
  • Architectural details of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Courtyard of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Courtyard of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Minarete of the Mosque of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Courtyard of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Medieval sculptures from the facade of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the facade of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass window showing scenes from The Apocolypse. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass window showing the allegories of Saint Paul, (from the Top) Christ between the Church and the Synagogue, Moses, The mill of Saint Paul, The book of the Lions and the sheep. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic stained glass window showing  scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Denis.  The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 14th century medieval Gothic stained glass window showing scenes from the life of Jesus Christ, (from Bottom up) King Herod ordering the killing of the babies in his kingdom, Mary fleeing with the baby Jesus to Egypt and the Slaying of the Innocents.. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tomb of  (front) Henry 1st (1008 - 1060) King of France from 1031 to 1060, and Louis VI le Gros (1080- - 1137) King of France 1108 to 1137. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France.
  • Medieval tomb of Philippe (1116 - 1131) son of Louis VI le Gros and Adelaide of Savoie and Constance of Castille (1136 - 1160) Queen of France and second wife of Louis II le Jeune.  . The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France.
  • Medieval tomb and statue of Jeanne de France, son of French King Philippe VI of Valois and of Blanche of Navarre, 1332 - 1398. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Rayonnant Gothic stained glass Rose window. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic stained glass window showing  scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Denis over the high altar. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic stained glass window showing  scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Denis.  The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Rayonnant Gothic stained glass Rose window. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic stained glass window showing the Kings of France. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 16th century  Renaissance Gothic style stalls with wood sculptures & inlays ordered by cardinal Georges d'Ambrose of Rouen. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic stained glass window showing  scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Denis over the high altar. The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic stained glass window showing  scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Denis.  The Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stained Glass windows from the  Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The early Gothic west facade (1135-40) of the  Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The early Gothic west facade (1135-40) of the  Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The early Gothic west facade (1135-40) of the  Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The early Gothic west facade (1135-40) of the  Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tombs of French Kings in the crypt of The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval capitals from the crypt of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval capitals from the crypt of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the south portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the south portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the south portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the south portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the south portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the south portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the facade of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the facade of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the facade of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the facade of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the central portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the central portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the central portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the central portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the central portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval sculptures from the central portal of the Gothic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis ( Basilique Saint-Denis ) Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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