• Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Black background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens,  White background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens,  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens,<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens,  Gray background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5053. Black background.<br />
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The incisions depict a boat below spiral patternes. <br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5053.  Grey background.<br />
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The incisions depict a boat below spiral patternes. <br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5053.  Gray background.<br />
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The incisions depict a boat below spiral patternes. <br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5053.<br />
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The incisions depict a boat below spiral patternes. <br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177.  White background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177. Black background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177.  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177.  Gray background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974.   White background.<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974.   Grey background.<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974.   Gray background.<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Close up picture & image of the geometric architectural stone wrok af the apse window of the medieval  Khobi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 10th -13th century, Khobi Monastery , Khobi, Georgia.
  • Close up picture & image of the geometric architectural stone wrok af the apse window of the medieval  Khobi Georgian Orthodox Cathedral, 10th -13th century, Khobi Monastery , Khobi, Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Picture & image of sculpted geometric Georgian style window surround stonework of the Cathedral Of Transfiguration, Medieval Georgian Orthodox, 7-9th century,  Ruisi, Georgia.<br />
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A typical Georgian cruciform & cupola church Ruisi Cathedral Of Transfiguration was built by King Vakhtang Gorgasali in a typical 7th century style.
  • Picture & image of sculpted geometric Georgian style window surround stonework of the Cathedral Of Transfiguration, Medieval Georgian Orthodox, 7-9th century,  Ruisi, Georgia.<br />
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A typical Georgian cruciform & cupola church Ruisi Cathedral Of Transfiguration was built by King Vakhtang Gorgasali in a typical 7th century style.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of a crucifix and angel figures,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. Above the main door is a geometric stone relief of a crucifix which is the whole height of the facade. Either side of the crucifix are reliefs of the tree of life below which are reliefs of naive style angels.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of a crucifix and angel figures,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. Above the main door is a geometric stone relief of a crucifix which is the whole height of the facade. Either side of the crucifix are reliefs of the tree of life below which are reliefs of naive style angels.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work of a crucifix and angel figures,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. Above the main door is a geometric stone relief of a crucifix which is the whole height of the facade. Either side of the crucifix are reliefs of the tree of life below which are reliefs of naive style angels.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior close up of bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption exterior bas relief Georgian stone work around the doorway,1689, Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
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Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.<br />
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The exterior of The Church of the Assumption is highly decorated with Georgian bas relief sculpture. It main portal has intricate geometric Georgian relief stone work and in its triangular tympanum are intricate stone carvings with Christ in a mondorla at its centre, and carvings of angels amongst  intricate foliage stone carvings.
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Ancora Archaeological MuseumMuseum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Reconstruction of a geometric wall painting of building 77 of the north area, 7500 BC to 5700 BC, Catalyhoyuk Archaeological Site, Çumra, Konya, Turkey
  • Geometric Berber Arabesque carved wood oor panels from Kasbah Telouet, Atla Mountains Morocco
  • Geometric Berber Arabesque carved wood oor panels from Kasbah Telouet, Atla Mountains Morocco
  • Cycladic Kernos a multiple vessel in a base.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5829. Black background.<br />
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This complex vessel was used for ritual offerings. During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5153.  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5164.<br />
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In the middle of the decoration is a disc surrounded by a triangle motif. Above the handle is incised a pubic triangle.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5058.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974. Black background.<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Pictures & images of Aynali Kilise (Church) cave church interior frescoes, iconoclastic period (725-842), near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey<br />
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During the iconoclastic period (725-842) it was forbidden to depict any religious figures in the Orthodox Church so interiors were decorated with simple red and white geometric patterns and crosses.
  • Picture & image of the exterior geometric reief sculpture architectural details of Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God Georgian Orthodox complex, Georgia.<br />
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Betania (Bethania ) Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a 11th century church with a cruciform ground plan and dome in the style of Georgian Orthodox church  architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • Phrygian terra Cotta vessel with a strainer and a long pouring lip with geometric painted patterns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.

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