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From prehistoric times to 1500 AD
Segovia, SpainSegoviaSpainThe Roman aqueduct is the most visited and photographed building of Segovia. The aqueduct dates probably from the 1st century and is one of the...Monastery Panagia Kera Kardiotissa, Moni Kardiotissis, GreeceMonastery Panagia Kera KardiotissaMoni Kardiotissis, GreeceThe monastery of Kera Kardiotissa was founded in the Middle Ages and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The nuns will be happy to tell you the story...Glendalough, IrelandGlendaloughIrelandSt. Kevin’s Church, better known as St. Kevin’s Kitchen, is a nave-and-chancel church of the 12th century. It is called St Kevin’s kitchen because...Bahariya Oasis, EgyptBahariya OasisEgyptIn April 2001, Egyptian archaeologists uncovered 22 mummies in Bahariya, some 350 kilometres from Cairo. They date from the 6th century BC and were...Vézelay Abbey, Vézelay, FranceVézelay AbbeyVézelay, FranceThe famous tympanum of the basilica dates back to the 12th century. It represents the origins of the Church, with Christ who blesses the apostles...Timbuktu, MaliTimbuktuMaliThe Djinguereber Mosque in Timbuktu, built in 1327, was a famous learning centre. Except for a small part of the northern facade and the minaret,...Segovia, SpainSegoviaSpainThe Roman aqueduct is the most visited and photographed building of Segovia. The aqueduct dates probably from the 1st century and is one of the...Segovia, SpainSegoviaSpainThe Roman aqueduct is the most visited and photographed building of Segovia. The aqueduct dates probably from the 1st century and is one of the...Externsteine, Horn-Bad Meinberg, GermanyExternsteineHorn-Bad Meinberg, GermanyA singular bas-relief. This bas-relief was carved around the year 1120 in the rocks of the Externsteine by monks from Paderborn. It is a classic...Persepolis, Fars, IranPersepolisFars, IranThe impressive Gate of All Nations is located in the ruins of the ancient city of Persepolis, destroyed by Alexander the Great. The Gate was...Yazd, IranYazdIranA "Tower of Silence", a type of structure used for funerary purposes by adherents of the Zoroastrian faith. This Zoroastrian practice for the...Marvdasht, IranMarvdashtIranPersepolis, the Gate of All Nations (5th century BC). #BVSBlueAthens, GreeceAthensGreeceThe Temple of Olympian Zeus (building started in the 6th century BC) was meant to become the biggest temple in the world, but it was only completed...Athens, GreeceAthensGreeceThis structure on a hill of the ancient Agora is 2463 years old. The “Temple of Hephaestus”, the best preserved in Greece, survived the centuries...Saint Catherine's Monastery, EgyptSaint Catherine's MonasteryEgyptDigitized paper photo (taken in the 1990's). African adventures, areas where it is now unsafe to travel. The Greek Orthodox monastery at the foot...Stobi Archeological Site, MacedoniaStobi Archeological SiteMacedoniaInterested in archeology and history? Consider this as a must in Macedonia. The old city of Stobi, at the confluence of rivers Crna and Vardar, was...Athens, GreeceAthensGreeceThe “Temple of Hephaestus”, the best preserved in Greece, is a Doric order temple, which means it has a few architectural trademarks. For one, the...Ek Balam, Yucatan, MexicoEk BalamYucatan, MexicoEk’Balam is a Mayan city hidden in the jungle of the Yucatán peninsula.The archaeological site (Unesco World Heritage) shows a cluster of (some 45)...Kashan, IranKashanIranRuins of a caravanserai along the Silk Road #OntheRoad between Kashan and Yazd)Stobi Archeological Site, MacedoniaStobi Archeological SiteMacedoniaInterested in archeology and history? Consider this as a must in Macedonia. The old city of Stobi, at the confluence of rivers Crna and Vardar, was...
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