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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Peru
Lima
Museums
 Chincha (12th century) wooden totem pole.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Stone carving from the ancient Aspero culture (2500 BC to 2000 BC).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Poster showing the final Inca ruler, Atahualpa (1532 - 1533) being executed by the Spanish.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Chavin (3145m) is a ceremonial centre built in 600 BC.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The Chavin civilisation (1300 BC to 400 BC) is the oldest major culture in Peru.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The Castillo is 13m high and is the most important building on the site.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 One of the many carved heads on the wall of the castillo.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Carved site for offerings.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Aquaduct used for purification.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Carved column at the gateway to the castillo.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Chavin is famous for its stylised carvings.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The circular plaza.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Carved stone.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The central staircase.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The Underground Temple is a marvel of ancient engineering.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Carved head in a niche in the Underground Temple.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The centre of the Underground Temple is the 4.8m high carved stele dating from 800 BC.
Peru
Santa Valley
Yungay
 All that is left of the village, buried by rock and ice in 1970, are bits of buildings.
Peru
Santa Valley
Yungay
 The 17,000 population of the village remains buried under 8m of rubble.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 Sechin is a large square temple next to a hill. It dates from 1500 BC.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 The site is covered with hundreds of carved stones, many depicting battle scenes.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 Carvings along a wall. The site was excavated in 1937.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 A warrior. Sechin was built by a war-like people in 1500 BC.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 Severed limbs.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 Severed heads and bodies.
Peru
Trujillo
 La Compania.
Peru
Trujillo
Jose Cassinelli Museum
 Exhibits in the museum.
Peru
Trujillo
Huanchaco
 Moche ceramic of a fisherman on a reed boat.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Moon
 The Pyramid of the Moon dates from 600 AD. It was built by the Moche from adobe bricks.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Moon
 Painted friezes and adobe bricks inside the pyramid.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Sun
 The Moche Pyramid of the Sun is the largest pre-Hispanic structure in Peru.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Sun
 The corner of the pyramid which is made from adobe bricks.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Sun
 The pyramid is 45m high and contains 140 million bricks, many stamped with the symbols of the workers.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The 28 square kilometre Chan Chan is the largest adobe city in the world. It was built by the Chimu around 1300.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Each of the walled compounds was built by a different king.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The thick defensive wall.
Peru
Chan Chan
 A series of complex passages.
Peru
Chan Chan
 One of the ceremonial courtyards.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The Chimu were fishermen. The walls are decorated with images from the sea.
Peru
Chan Chan
 A marine mammal.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The wall of the Sanctuary.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The geometric shapes in the Sanctuary represent fishing nets.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Detail of geometric pattern in the Sanctuary.
Peru
Chan Chan
 A large ceremonial area.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Adobe alleyway.
Peru
Chan Chan
 View over the Tschudi Complex.
Peru
Chan Chan
 A fox among the ruins.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The largest water cistern in the city is 130m long.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Ramps leading to the water level at the cistern.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Military zone.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The Assembly Room with 24 seats set in the wall.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Storage silos.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 The 800 square metre temple of Arco Iris is Chimu and dates from 1300.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 The 2m thick walls are covered with carvings.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 Carved adobe wall.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 Detail of a carving on the temple wall.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 The temple is on two levels.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 Passages through the temple.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 A solid gold necklace at the Bruning Museum in the small town of Lambayeque.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 A Chimu ceramic of Siamese twins.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 Chancay (700 to 1400) ceramic.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 Ceramics from the local Lambayeque culture.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 Moche ceramic with stingray.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 Making chicha, a drink (Moche).
Peru
Lambayeque
Tucume
 Tucume is a large Chimu site consisting of 28 pyramids.
Peru
Lambayeque
Tucume
 The city is built of adobe and mud.
Peru
Lambayeque
Tucume
 The site dates from 1000 to 1400.
Peru
Lambayeque
Tucume
 Restored friezes. The site is being excavated.
Philippines
Leyte
Tacloban
 Memorial to US General McArthur who liberated the Philippines from Japanese occupation in WW2.
Philippines
Leyte
Tacloban
 Items from the small museum.
Philippines
Luzon
Cagsawa
 Half covered building from the 1814 eruption.
Philippines
Luzon
Cagsawa
 The steeple is all that is left of Cagsawa Church after an eruption by Mayon Volcano in 1814.
Philippines
Luzon
Cagsawa
 The steeple of Cagsawa Church.
Philippines
Luzon
Los Banyos
 Birthplace of Dr Jose Rizal, who fought for independence against Spain.
Philippines
Luzon
Manila
San Agustin Church
 The church dates from 1599 and is the oldest in the Philippines.
Philippines
Luzon
Manila
Fort Santiago
 Fort Santiago was built by the Spanish in 1571.
Philippines
Luzon
Manila
 A shrine to Dr Rizal who was executed here by the Spanish in 1896.
Poland
Warsaw
 The Holy Cross Church was the site of fierce fighting during the Warsaw Uprising during World War 2.
Poland
Warsaw
 The Ostrogski Palace, home to a museum for Chopin in Warsaw.
Poland
Warsaw
 Near the old city of Warsaw, the house of Marija Sklodowska.
Born in 1867, she is better known as Marie Curie.
Poland
Warsaw
Old City
 The Royal Castle in the old city of Warsaw is a Polish national museum.
Poland
Warsaw
Old City
 The Barbican is part of the old citys fortifications.
Poland
Warsaw
Old City
 The main gate to the old city.
Poland
Krakow
 Krakow Cathedral is in the castle grounds.
It dates from 1364 and has been the scene of royal coronations and funerals.
Poland
Krakow
 Astrolabe used by the astronomer Mikolaj Kopernik (Nicolas Copernicus) at Collegium Maius (Krakow).
Poland
Krakow
 The dining room of Collegium Maius, the oldest university in Poland (Krakow).
Copernicus, Marie Curie and Pope John Paul II were post-graduate students here.
Poland
Krakow
Kazimierz
 Silver plate showing the Exodus in the Stara Synagogue in Kazimierz.
Poland
Auschwitz
 Entrance to Auschwitz concentration camp where 2 million people, mainly Jews, were killed by the Nazis during World War II.
Poland
Auschwitz
 The concentration camp at Oswiecim, better known by its German name, Auschwitz.
Poland
Auschwitz
 The kitchens at Auschwitz which was originally established as a work camp by the Nazis in 1940.
Poland
Auschwitz
 Auschwitz: tins of Cyclon B, a poison used to exterminate prisoners in the concentration camp.
Poland
Auschwitz
 In 1942 Auschwitz was converted into a death camp. 90 percent of the 2 million people killed here were Jews. Jewish prayer shawls of victims.
Poland
Auschwitz
 The possessions of the two million people killed at Auschwitz between 1942 and 1945 were kept and used by the Nazis.
Poland
Auschwitz
 The Nazis photographed their victims at Auschwitz. The captions give the name and the dates of birth, arrival and death.
Poland
Auschwitz
 Auschwitz is a memorial to the two million people killed by the Nazis during World War II. A drawing by an inmate showing conditions at the concentration camp.
Poland
Auschwitz
 Spartan sleeping conditions at Auschwitz. Most of the 2 million victims died in gas chambers but many died from the conditions, disease and overwork.
Poland
Auschwitz
Birkanau
 Entrance to the Birkanau Death Camp near Auschwitz. Most of the 2 million people killed by the Nazis died in the gas chambers here.
Poland
Auschwitz
Birkanau
 The Birkanau Death Camp was reached by rail. During World War II, the Nazis developed extermination on an industrial scale. Up to 2 million (mainly Jewish) people died here.
Poland
Wieliczka
 Figures carved from salt in the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The mine has been in use for 700 years and has 300km of tunnels.
Portugal
Lisbon
 Sarcophagus in the Se Cathedral in Lisbon.

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