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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.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Carved doorway on the exterior of the main church.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Detail of the coat of arms above the entrance to the main church.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 One of many statues on the site.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 The carved pulpit of the main church.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Carved plants and flowers.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 The Guarani were taught stone carving at the mission and they excelled.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Carvings of musical instruments which were made at the mission.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 Original stone floor.
Paraguay
Trinidad
Trinidad Mission
 View over Trinidad Mission.
Paraguay
Jesus
Jesus Mission
 Jesus is a Jesuit mission which was never completed.
Paraguay
Jesus
Jesus Mission
 Ruins of the main church.
Paraguay
Jesus
Jesus Mission
 Decorated doorway.
Paraguay
Jesus
Jesus Mission
 Stone carved niche.
Paraguay
Jesus
Jesus Mission
 The colonaded interior.
Paraguay
Jesus
Jesus Mission
 Decorated interior doorway.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 The Puno Museum has samples of many of Peru's ancient civilisations.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Nazca (200 BC to 800 AD). Their ceramics are bightly painted.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Moche (1st to 5th centuries). Their ceramics show aspects of their life and culture.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Chancay (7th to 13th centuries). A coastal civilisation.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Chimu (1300s to 1430). Their ceramics are dark and smooth.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Puno
Puno Museum
 Inca (15th to 16th centuries).
The Inca were the dominant Andean culture at the time of the arrival of the Spanish.
Peru
Lake Titicaca
Tequile Island
 Ruins of a church.
Peru
Sillustani
 Sillustani is set on a peninsula on Lake Umayo.
Peru
Sillustani
 Sillustani is a burial site for nobles of the Aymara speaking Chollas.

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