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ancient Persepolis, ancient Persia. Iran

ancient Persepolis, ancient Persia. Iran

Egypt - Karnak - The processional alley  jeanclaudegolvin.com

Egypt - Karnak - The processional alley jeanclaudegolvin.com

Constantinople 2nd view...obviously the greatest fortified city on earth

Constantinople 2nd view...obviously the greatest fortified city on earth

In ancient Greek and Roman cities, whole blocks of housing were built up to five or six stories high. Businesses fronted the streets, behind which were first-floor large houses. Apartments, without plumbing or heat, filled the upper floors. Without water available above the ground floors, fire was a constant worry.

In ancient Greek and Roman cities, whole blocks of housing were built up to five or six stories high. Businesses fronted the streets, behind which were first-floor large houses. Apartments, without plumbing or heat, filled the upper floors. Without water available above the ground floors, fire was a constant worry.

Constantinople was the capitol city of the Byzantine Empire. It was founded at AD 330.

Constantinople was the capitol city of the Byzantine Empire. It was founded at AD 330.

historical context The Acropolis of Athens as it would have appeared in the classical (ca. 420 BC) period. The Acropolis was destroyed by the Persians in 490 BC and rebuilt to even greater levels of splendor. Visible are the famous Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Propylaia.

historical context The Acropolis of Athens as it would have appeared in the classical (ca. 420 BC) period. The Acropolis was destroyed by the Persians in 490 BC and rebuilt to even greater levels of splendor. Visible are the famous Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Propylaia.

City of David

City of David

ROMAN CITY OF ARLES (Photo Credit: Ancient Rome)

ROMAN CITY OF ARLES (Photo Credit: Ancient Rome)

Pergamon, wealthy ancient greek city in today's western Turkey in the 2nd century AD. Based on research and excavation reports by the German Archaeological Institute. Balage Balogh/Archaeologyillustrated.com

Pergamon, wealthy ancient greek city in today's western Turkey in the 2nd century AD. Based on research and excavation reports by the German Archaeological Institute. Balage Balogh/Archaeologyillustrated.com

Augustoritum lemovicum (Limoges) ‹ jeanclaudegolvin.com

Augustoritum lemovicum (Limoges) ‹ jeanclaudegolvin.com

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