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Tetrapylon- Aphrodisias(Geyre)

Ancient Aphrodisias"Tetrapylon" It was the monumental gateway which greeted pilgrims when they approached the Temple of Aphrodite.

The Arch of Septimius Severus in the ancient city of Leptis Magna - Libya - early 3rd century AD - note the broken pediment - this is highly innovative and rare in Roman architecture of the period

The Arch of Septimius Severus in the ancient city of Leptis Magna - Libya - early century AD - note the broken pediment - this is highly innovative and rare in Roman architecture of the period. Example of the Composite order of architecture.

Kızıl Avlu- Pergamon( Bergama(

Kızıl Avlu- Pergamon( Bergama(

Ruins of the Roman Theatre of Sabratha in Nortwestern Libya

Tthe ruins of the Roman town of Sabratha, northwestern Libya. The Italian archeologists dug it out of the sands in 1920

Temple of Vesta #Magnificent and Memorable Sights of Rome

The Temple of Vesta, The Forum, Rome, Italy, near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins: Historical details of its construction are unknown but it was built during the Roman Old Kingdom. The temple was round and employed Greek architecture.

The Ruins of Old Nor. Nor was once a successful and large city. No one knows what happened to cause its citizens to abandon it. Centuries later, a small village was built farther south and named after the mysterious city.

Scotland-The Ruins of Old Nor. Nor was once a successful and large city. No one knows what happened to cause its citizens to abandon it. Centuries later, a small village was built farther south and named after the mysterious city.

This temple of Hera was built around 550 BC by Greek colonists in the city Paestum, an ancient Greco-Roman city in southern Italy, not far from the beach.  Another nearby temple was built about a century later and was also dedicated to Hera, the goddess of marriage and childbirth. Further away stands a temple dedicated to Athena built in about 500 BC.

Temple of Hera, Paestum, Italy c. Looking at this temple helps us understand the influence of the Greeks on the Etruscans and the Romans.

Knidos, Hellenistic - Roman city in southwestern Turkey, 2nd century AD. Painting is based on my photos taken at the site and current excavation plans.

Knidos, Hellenistic - Roman city in southwestern Turkey, century AD. Painting is based on my photos taken at the site and current excavation plans.

Baalbeck is a city in eastern Lebanon famous chiefly for its magnificent, excellently preserved Roman temple ruins. It was a flourishing Phoenician town when the Greeks occupied it in 331 B.C. They renamed it Heliopolis (City of the Sun).

Baalbeck is a city in eastern Lebanon famous chiefly for its magnificent, excellently preserved Roman temple ruins. It was a flourishing Phoenician town when the Greeks occupied it in 331 B. They renamed it Heliopolis (City of the Sun).

Persepolis, Iran - Persepolis, literally meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE

Persepolis, Iran - Persepolis, meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius, AD Rome.<<< actually it's Trajan's column in his Forum at Rome to commemorate his defeat of the Dacians

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