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

A view of the Augustaion square in Byzantine Constantinople, with Hagia Sophia and the Column of Justinian.

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.

The Acropolis of Athens as it would have appeared in the classical (ca. 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.

Parthenon.  Building the Parthenon was a formidable task.  But in the end the builders triumphed and presented their city with the world's finest example of Doric architecture.  Original artwork for illustration on p15 of Look and Learn issue no 852 (13 May 1978).

Building the Parthenon was a formidable task. But in the end the builders triumphed and presented their city with the world's finest example of Doric architecture. Original artwork for illustration on of Look and Learn issue no 852 May

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I was glad when they said to me, let's go up to the House of the Lord. Jewish people came to the temple in Jerusalem a year from all over Israel for Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot (Unleavened bread, Weeks and Tabernacles) as God commanded

La ciutat de Tarraco (Tarragona). Tarraco ancient roman village now Tarragona (Catalonia).

La ciutat de Tarraco (Tarragona). Tarraco ancient roman village now Tarragona (Catalonia).

Susa aerial view of one of the capitals of the Persian Empire in the 5th century BC.  Further details on this reconstruction of Susa can be found on www.Archaeologyillustrated.com by Balage Balogh

Susa, Palace of Darius century BC @ Bible Illustrations, Biblical Sermon Illustrations, Christian Pictures

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