• The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • Structure 8 of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • The recessed box beds and harth of one of the 8 houses of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • Structure 8 of the Neolithic Barnhouse Settlement archaeological site, circa 3000 BC,  Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland,
  • Panoramic 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 />
<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 />
<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 />
<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.
  • Panoramic 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 />
<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 />
<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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 />
<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 />
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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 />
<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 />
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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 />
<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 />
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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 />
<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.
  • 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 />
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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 />
<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.
  • 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 />
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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 />
<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 />
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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 />
<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 />
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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 />
<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 />
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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 />
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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 ew of "la Gravina" ravine and the Sassi of Matera, 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 />
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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 />
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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 />
<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 />
<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 />
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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.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric doorway with false triangular corbel of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia..
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric tholos shaped interior of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia..
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric p[assageway inside the walls  of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric triangular shaped magalith ruins of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC),  Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric p[assageway inside the walls  of Nuraghe Losa, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC), Abbasanta, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric Nuragic ruins of Nuraghe Santa Sabina, archaeological site, Middle Bronze age , Silanus ,  Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the Byzantine Romanesque church of Santa Sabina and the prehistoric Nuragic ruins of Nuraghe Santa Sabina, archaeological site, Middle Bronze age , Silanus ,  Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the Byzantine Romanesque church of Santa Sabina and the prehistoric Nuragic ruins of Nuraghe Santa Sabina, archaeological site, Middle Bronze age , Silanus ,  Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the Byzantine Romanesque church of Santa Sabina and the prehistoric Nuragic ruins of Nuraghe Santa Sabina, archaeological site, Middle Bronze age , Silanus ,  Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the Byzantine Romanesque church of Santa Sabina and the prehistoric Nuragic ruins of Nuraghe Santa Sabina, archaeological site, Middle Bronze age , Silanus ,  Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of the multi towered Nuraghe Serbissi, archaeological site, Bronze age (14 - 10 th century BC). Nuraghe Serbissi is situated at over 900 meters on a remote limestone plateau in central Sardinia.  Osini in Ogliastra, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the interior courtyard of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric trangular "False" or corbel arch of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Nuraghe Arrubiu ( Red Nuraghe), archaeological site, Bronze age (14 -9 th century BC). The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the ;argest Nuraghe on Sardinia with a central fortification which had 5 towers reacing 35 -30 mteres high. Orroli, Southern Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the interior stone passage in the magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the interior stone passage in the magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior walls of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower and nuragic village archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior walls of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower and nuragic village archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior walls of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower and nuragic village archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior walls of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower and nuragic village archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the exterior walls of the prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower and nuragic village archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric magalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric round walled Nuragic village houses with its Nuraghe tower behind, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Picture and image of the central courtyard and prehistoric megalith ruins of Santu Antine Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, Bronze age (19-18th century BC), Torralba, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric round walled Nuragic village houses with its Nuraghe tower behind, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric round walled Nuragic village houses with its Nuraghe tower behind, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera round prehistoric Nuragic village archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric round walled Nuragic village houses with its Nuraghe tower behind, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera round prehistoric Nuragic village archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric Nuragic village meeting hall with Nuraghe tower behind,  archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the exterior ruins of Palmavera prehistoric central Nuraghe tower, archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • Pictures and image of the interior of the Nuraghe tower of Palmavera prehistoric  Nuraghe tower archaeological site, middle Bronze age (1500 BC), Alghero, Sardinia.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved brooch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters. This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago. Mainland Orkney, Scotland.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The Broch of Gurness is a rare example of a well preserved iron age Broch village. Dating from 500 to 200BC the central round tower probably reached 10 meters (30ft). This was surrounded by thatched roofed houses. The settlement was surrounded by walls and two deep ditches. Gurness was probably the most important settlement on Orkney 2000 years ago.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic ( circa 3000 to circa 2,500 BC) settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • The neolithic  ( circa 2,500 to circa 2,000 BC)  settlement of Skara Brae the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Built before the Pyramids Skara Brae gives an insight into the levels of sophistication Neolithic people reached well before the Pyramids were built. Skara Brae, Orkney Scotland.
  • Minoan Fresco wall painting of " Boxing Youths"  from Minoan Bronze Age settlement  of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Thira, Santorini, Greece. . Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan wall art freco depicting a procession leading a goat from Agia Triada (Hagia Triada) Crete. 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This minoan fresco found at the minoan settlement of Hagia Triada, depicts a sacrifical procession leading animals to be sacrificed.
  • Minoan wall art freco depicting a procession leading a goat from Agia Triada (Hagia Triada) Crete. 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This minoan fresco found at the minoan settlement of Hagia Triada, depicts a sacrifical procession leading animals to be sacrificed.
  • Minoan wall art freco depicting a procession leading a goat from Agia Triada (Hagia Triada) Crete. 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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This minoan fresco found at the minoan settlement of Hagia Triada, depicts a sacrifical procession leading animals to be sacrificed.
  • Minoan wall art freco depicting a procession leading a goat from Agia Triada (Hagia Triada) Crete. 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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This minoan fresco found at the minoan settlement of Hagia Triada, depicts a sacrifical procession leading animals to be sacrificed.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Close up of the ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Close up of the ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Close up of Phrygian rock tombs cut into the rocks faces protecting the citadel of Midas . From the 8th century BC . Midas City, Yazilikaya, Eskisehir, Turkey.<br />
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The earliest Phrygian settlement here began in the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Even after the Phrygian kingdom collapsed politically, the city was not abandoned and the Phrygian rock structures and tombs were conserved, with some additions and changes made.in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.

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