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Old June 19th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #21
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Tikal , Guatemala

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Old June 19th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #25
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The old city of Jerusalem, Israel

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Old July 4th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #27
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Delos, Greece

The island of Delos, isolated in the centre of the roughly circular ring of islands called the Cyclades, near Mykonos, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean.
Delos had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.


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The meeting hall of the Poseidoniasts of Beirut housed an association of merchant, warehousemen, shipowners and innkeepers during the early years of Roman hegemony, late 2nd century BC. To their protective triad of Baal/Poseidon, Astarte/Aphrodite and Eshmun/Asklepios, they added Roma.

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Sanctuary of Apollo in Delos

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Temple of Isis at Delos

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Path towards the cave of Zeus at mt Zas

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Delos amphitheater

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The House of Cleopatra (no relation to the Egyptian Queen). Entering this home you would have encountered this long hallway with sculptures of the owners (Cleopatra & Diouresis) of the house at the end. To the right was a ballroom with another nice mosaic on the floor and to the left was a garden room with a lovely view of the harbor and the rest of the town. If you're wondering why so many Greek statues are headless, there are two main reasons. The first is that if you're a pirate it's much easier to carry off a head than the entire chunk of marble. The second, is that often the heads were sculpted separately and then screwed into the rest of the statue. There is an entire room of heads back at the Archeological Museum in Athens.

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Delos, Greece

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The Doric Temple of Isis was built on a high over-looking hill at the beginning of the Roman period to venerate the familiar trinity of Isis, the Alexandrian Serapis and Anubis. down, left on the photo

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The Terrace of the Lions also dedicated to Apollo by the people of Naxos shortly before 600 BC, had originally nine to twelve squatting, snarling marble guardian lions along the Sacred Way; one is inserted over the main gate to the Venetian Arsenal. The lions create a monumental avenue comparable to Egyptian avenues of sphinxes. (There is a Greek sphinx in the Delos Museum.) Today only seven of the original lions remain.

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I added some descriptive infos in the previous posts
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Old City Jerusalem - Eastern Wall and Eastern Gate

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The Eastern Gate (Golden Gate) is the oldest of the current gates in Jerusalem's Old City walls. The original Eastern Gate of the 2nd Temple (Herod's Temple) is actually below the existing gate. Several years ago someone fell into one of the Muslim graves right in front of this gate, and found an arch which formed the top of the Eastern Gate during the 2nd Temple period. I have seen pictures of this. However, they have now cemented over this, and placed a wrought iron fence around it, so nobody can explore it.

It is through the Eastern Gate that Christians believe the Messiah will return. (Jews also believe that the Messiah will come through this gate.)

Because of this prophecy, Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I sealed off the Golden Gate in 1541 to prevent the Messiah's entrance. The Muslims also built a cemetery in front of the gate, in the belief that the precursor to the Messiah, Elijah, would not be able to pass through

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Neolithic monument | Tin-Amali


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Djemila | Roman Cuicul

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Under the name of Cuicul, the city was built during the first century A.D. as a military garrison situated on a narrow triangular plateau. The terrain is somewhat rugged, being located at the confluence of two rivers. Cuicul's builders followed a standard plan with a forum at the center and two main streets, the Cardo Maximus and the Decumanus Maximus, composing the major axes. The city was initially populated by a colony of soldiers, and eventually grew to become a large trading market. The resources that contributed to the prosperity of the city were essentially agricultural (cereals, olive trees and farm).





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Temple of Septime Severes l Ist century l Djemila

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Royal mausoleum of Mauretania| 1st century B.C

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