June 25, 2016 hathortemple3

4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Temple Discovered to Have Remarkably Well Preserved Artwork

Scattered throughout modern Egypt are many ancient temples which are famous for their splendor and historical significance. The perfect example of one of these breathtaking displays of luxury is the Temple of Hathor. Built around 2250 BC, the artwork that runs throughout the building is remarkably well kept, despite being thousands and thousands of years […]

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February 25, 2016 ceiling of chaharbagh school in isfahan, iran

Photographer documents the architectural details of ceilings in Iran

An instagram photographer is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of iranian architecture and design. m1rasoulifard captures the structural and artistic intricacies of Iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, from the jāmeh mosque — one of the oldest still standing in the country — to the Chaharbagh school, both in the city of Isfahan. As […]

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October 7, 2015 1

Discovering India’s ancient stepwells

Discovering India’s ancient stepwells Victoria Lautman’s travels sound like something straight out of an Indiana Jones movie. Armed with a humble little point-and-shoot camera (“Well, I’m sliding in horrible pits, I need to be able to hold it in my teeth”) the Chicago-based adventure-journalist travels across India hunting for ancient, unexplored ruins. Lautman’s favorite pastime, […]

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November 25, 2014 Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma A team of archeologists led by Professor Kutalmış Görkay of Ankara University recently unearthed three ancient Greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. The excavation project, which began in 2007, was spurred on by flooding in the area […]

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September 9, 2014 Two finely carved female figures called Caryatids have been unearthed inside the mysterious tomb-in Amphipolis, which dates from the time of Alexander the Great.

Female Sculptures Guard Amphipolis Tomb in Greece

Female Sculptures Guard Amphipolis Tomb in Greece Greek archaeologists made another amazing find on Saturday as they unearthed two finely sculpted Caryatids — female sculptures — inside a mysterious tomb from the time of Alexander the Great, in Amphipolis, about 65 miles from Thessaloniki. Carved from marble with traces of blue-and-red paint, the Caryatids were found […]

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August 12, 2014 5

Greek tomb at Amphipolis is ‘important discovery’

Greek tomb at Amphipolis is ‘important discovery’ Archaeologists unearthing a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an “extremely important find”, says Greek PM Antonis Samaras. Experts believe the tomb belonged to an important figure dating back to the last quarter of the Fourth Century BC. A large mound complex has been unearthed […]

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