Tag Archives: archaeology

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 home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, Iran is recognized for its ancient architectural Read more […]

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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, or “obsession” as she calls it, is finding stepwells, large often cavernous wells in which water may be reached Read more […]

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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 due to the construction of a dam. Fearing that the ancient treasures of Zeugma would be lost forever, archeologists rushed to excavate, protect, and Read more […]

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In pictures: Protecting Peru’s ancient burial site

In pictures: Protecting Peru’s ancient burial grounds (BBC) Huaca Malena is an ancient Peruvian burial site located approximately 100km (62 miles) south of the capital, Lima. It is a major cemetery of the Wari culture, a civilization which flourished in the Andes between the seventh and the 12th Century. The site was discovered by Julio Tello and Toriba Mejia Xesspe in 1925. The two Peruvian archaeologists found more than 300 bundles containing mummies. Heavily looted by grave diggers Read more […]

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The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis

The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis   The second chamber, the one behind the two Caryatids, is 4,5 meters wide and 3,0 meters long. The chamber floor is covered with a pictorial mosaic in glorious colors and detail.   The mosaic covers the entire floor surface of the 2nd Chamber. The mosaic is in white, black, grey, blue, red and yellow and shows a chariot pulled by two white horses and two male figures. The Charioteer is a bearded man with a laurel wreath upon his head. Running ahead Read more […]

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