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Old July 9th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #41
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If there are places you must travel to before you die, one of them is definitely Phuket Island. This is a little Eden lying on the Kingdom of Thailand. Many years ago, Phuket was acclaimed as one of the most fascinating tourism destination in the world. Phuket might be noted for its hedonistic lifestyle. Many holidaymakers love Phuket for its dynamic nightlife. Phuket also acclaimed for its diverse and rich wildlife. Phuket Island in Southern Thailand has all requisites to be a world class tourism spot. Lying near the equator, Phuket has warm and comfortable tropical weather allowing robust forms of natural life. Fenced by Andaman Sea, Phuket has beautiful beaches and top diving sites.
There are many reasons why people love to travel to Phuket and pick out it as their favorite tourism destination. It is settled off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The region features an area of around 570sqm and it's formed of 1 large and 39 small islands. It features so many excellent places to have a lot of fun such as the sport courts, shopping stores, and many other recreational options for the tourists.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 10:02 AM   #42
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Narona, today village Vid, Croatia

During 1995. and 1996. on Site Plečašove Barns archeological surveying discovered Roman temple Augusteum and 17 marble sculptures, presenting Roman Emperors and members of their families. Opening of the museum was on 18. May 2007, as first museum in Croatia, built in situ. In Museum are exposed 900 findings, showing town history from end 3rd century BC





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Old July 10th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #43
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Herod the Great built a hippodrome along the coast at Caesarea Maritima in 10 B.C. to celebrate the opening of the city. In the second century A.D. the south side of the hippodrome was reconstructed as an amphitheater to be used for gladiatorial contests. New sections with beautiful frescoes have been uncovered.

This metal sculpture has been erected on the north end of the hippodrome along the beautiful Mediterranean.

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Caesarea by Frank K Lee, on Flickr

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Caesarea 23 by [email protected], on Flickr

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Caesarea 20 by [email protected], on Flickr

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Caesarea 19 by [email protected], on Flickr

Thanks for adding additional info to the pictures, it's always interesting to know something about these structures!
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Old July 11th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #44
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^ ^Definitely!

Great archeological park in Cesarea

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Old July 12th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #45
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Old July 12th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #46
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Orange, France

The Triumphal Arch of Orange is a triumphal arch located in the town of Orange, southeast France. There is debate about when the arch was built, but current research that accepts the inscription as evidence favours a date during the reign of Augustus (63 BC - AD 14). It was built on the former via Agrippa to honor the veterans of the Gallic Wars and Legio II Augusta. The arch is decorated with various reliefs of military themes, including naval battles, spoils of war and Romans battling Germanics and Gauls. A Roman foot soldier carrying the shield of Legio II Augusta is seen on the north front battle relief.

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Orange flourished in the days of the Pax Romana as an important staging post on the great highway between Arles and Lyons.

Dating from the reign of Augustus, the Roman Theatre is the best preserved structure of its type in the whole of the Roman world.


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Old July 12th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #47
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Reliefs on arch

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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #48
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Built early in the 1st century AD. Roman authorities constructed many theaters similar to this one throughout their empire, using them as a means to spread their culture and pacify invaded countries. The Orange theater is one of the few that remains preserved to this day, and is still used for performances. It was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1981.

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Le Théâtre Antique d'Orange/ Antique Theater of Orange by laurent.lagarde, on Flickr

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Scaenae frons of Roman Theater, Orange by John S Y Lee, on Flickr
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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:33 AM   #49
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wow this teatro romano is incredible amazing
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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #50
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Theatre in Orange, from outside

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Cycle route: The Luberon & Mont Ventoux - day 6. Orange, Provence, France. Vacation day 109 by garethac, on Flickr


Roman temple, 2nd century AD, for the worship of the emperor

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Ruines d'un temple romain en HDR - Orange, France by VdlMrc, on Flickr

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Under a big ol' column remain of a temple by Guacamoliest, on Flickr
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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #51
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Very nice images, thanks for sharing....

I've often wondered how the ancient world remains would look to us today if later generations did not "quarry" the buildings of antiquity to build more modern ones. During the dark and middle ages the buildings of Ancient Rome were used as quarries for new churches and other buildings. The amount of ancient Roman fabric used in St. Peter's in the Vatican alone is heart wrenching.

But the "quarrying" of older buildings goes back to the era of the Pharoah's of ancient Egypt, when later Pharoah's used to plunder the monuments of earlier Pharoah's to build their monuments.

The best preserved building from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt was for many centuries dismantled and reused within a New Kingdom building... until recently discovered and reassembled. Surviving Middle Kingdom buildings are very rare.

I bet the cities of Italy are full of reused old Roman materials. Even Aachen's 8th century Cathedral in Germany has old Roman columns in it's original Octogon portion of the building.

The more marble in an old building... the more likely the plundering of materials. It's brick buildings that have fared better.

The Roman Pantheon is a miracle survivor... but it's early conversion to a church saved it (although its' original roof was still plundered long ago.

And then there's Britain's dissolution of the monasteries in 1536 and 1539. Many of the abbey ruins have materials taken and found in nearby manor houses. Lead roofs were a leading source of plunder. And then there were the few fortunate ones that were turned into Cathedrals... such as Gloucester Abbey.

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thanks for the information
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Old July 13th, 2012, 07:23 AM   #53
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Yes Gistok that's true, but of course not all sites had the same destiny

For example Salona Amphitheatre was destroyed by Venetians in order not to serve Ottomans for their attacks
Roman buildings had to pass trough some rough times during this 2 000 years or more
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Old July 13th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #54
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Perystilum, Split Croatia

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Perystilum, Split Croatia

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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #58
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Substructures Diocletians Palace, Split Croatia

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North gate, Diocletians palace

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Imperial apartments, Diocletians palace

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