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Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Decorated palace.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Inlaid marble column.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Carved screen.
Pakistan
Lahore
Kim's Gun as mentioned in a Rudyard Kipling story.
Pakistan
Lahore
Bronze statue of the British Queen, Victoria.
Pakistan
Lahore
Badshahi Mosque
The Arjun Singh Sikh Temple is just outside the mosque.
Pakistan
Lahore
Badshahi Mosque
View of Lahore Fort from the mosque.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
 Jehangir was the fourth Moghul Emperor.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
One of the four minarets.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
The building dates from 1627.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
Jehangir's cenotaph.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
The tomb of Nur Jahan.
Pakistan
Lahore
Abandoned Hindu temple.
Pakistan
Lahore
Wazir Khan Mosque
The mosque dates from 1643.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Udegram
Udegram dating from 2000 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Udegram
Alexander The Great took Udegram and Greek coins are common in the area.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
The Swat Valley contains thousands of slate marker cemetaries dating from 1520 to 430 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
The tomb of Khona, an Afghan general who died 900 years ago.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
A pre-Greek fort in the valley.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
A pre-Greek fort that later became a Buddhist monastery.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
The region was a boundary between Indian Buddhism and Greek culture.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
 A Buddhist stupa in Swat Valley which was once a Buddhist stronghold.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
The region is the ancient Gandara, known for its Greek style Buddhas.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
 Butkara (300 BC) is a Buddhist site influenced by Greek culture after the arrival of Alexander The Great.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Two lions.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
The site dates from the 2nd century BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Buddhist carvings.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Buddhist figures in the Gandara region are a mix of Buddhist and Hellenic styles.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Greek style columns.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Buddhist figure with Grecian style robes.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Base of a brick column.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Greek style figures.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Taxila is the largest site in the Swat Valley.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Bhir Mound has been part of the Persian Empire (518 BC), Greek Empire (326 BC) and Buddhist Empire (262 BC).
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
The ruins of Ashoka's University which offered philosophy, theology, social and political studies, arts, medicine, military tactics and elephant driving.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 The Dharmarajika Stupa was founded by Ashoka in 262 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Detail of the Dharmarajika Stupa.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Taxila has been part of the Persian Greek and Buddhist Empires.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Carvings around the Dharmarajika Stupa.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
Sirkap is Taxila's second city.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
Sirkap was founded by Bactrian Greeks in 190 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
The Kunala Monastery.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
The remains of a Greek temple.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
Combination of Indian and Helenic styles.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
The Jandial Temple of fire worship.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
The Greeks picked up Persian religion on their way to the Swat Valley.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
All that remains of Taxila's third city, Sirsukh, are the 2nd century walls.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
The Mohra Moradu Stupa dates from the 2nd century.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 Small stupa inside the Mohra Moradu Stupa.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
The Mohra Moradu Stupa dates from the 2nd century.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 The Fasting Buddha in Taxila is one of only two in the world.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
The small museum at Taxila has carvings from all around the valley.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 Buddha statues in the Swat Valley have Greek influence.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Buddhist carving.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 Buddhist carving.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Taxila survived until the 8th century when Gengis Khan and Tamerlane invaded.
Pakistan
Multan
Tomb of Bahauddin Zikarya
The tomb dates from 1340.
Pakistan
Multan
Shah Rukn-e-Lam Shrine
 The 11th century shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Lam.
Pakistan
Sehwan Sharif
Shrine of Lal Qalandar Shahbaz
The shrine dates from the 13th century.
Pakistan
Sehwan Sharif
The town is dotted with tombs and shrines.
Pakistan
Sehwan Sharif
Desert shrine.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
Mohenjodaro is an ancient city topped by a 3rd century Buddhist stupa.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
Mohenjodaro is a major city of the Indus Valley civilisation (2500 to 1500 BC).
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
The city was contemporary with Mesopotamia and Egypt and shows advanced city planning.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
A well.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
 Hinduism originated at this Indus River site.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
The city was planned.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
The city has sewage chanels.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
Communial bath.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
Street drainage.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
A private bath.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
Undergrouind chanels for fresh water.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
Museum
Ivory carving.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
Museum
Gold jewelry.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
Museum
Stone age tools.
Panama
Portobello
 Portobello was Spain's main port until destroyed by British pirates in 1739.
Paraguay
Asuncion
Casa Viola
 The two level courtyard of the elegant building.
Paraguay
Asuncion
Casa Viola
 The house is a museum famous for its collection of maps.
Paraguay
Asuncion
Pantheon
 The decorated interior.
Paraguay
Yagaron
Yagaron Church
 The wood carvings are painted with traditional Guarani plant pigments.
Paraguay
Yagaron
House of Dr Francia
 Colonial house where Dr Francia, the first president of Paraguay, lived.
Paraguay
Yagaron
House of Dr Francia
 Colonial furniture in the interior.
Paraguay
Tobati
 A hilltop Guarani shrine.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Trinidad was one of the missions founded by the Jesuits to protect the Guarani from slavery.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 The Spanish King, Carlos III, ordered the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767 and the missions were looted and abandoned.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Trinidad Mission was founded in 1707 and once had a population of 4000.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Houses for the Guarani who studied Christianity, music, the Guarani language, masonary and smithing.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 The Guarani residents of these houses were taken into slavery when the missions were dissolved.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 The buildings have fine brickwork.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Ruins of a church. The pillars are on the outside in typical Guarani style.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Detail of a carved column.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 The missions were like small towns and were self contained.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Square bell tower.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 The main church dominates the complex.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 The interior of the main church.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 The Guarani stonework is very elaborate.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Combination of brickwork and carving.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Carved doorway.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Carved stone window.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Detail of Guarani stone carving.

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