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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Tunisia
Carthage
 Ruins of Carthage from where Hanibal set off for Rome in the 2nd century BC.
Tunisia
Carthage
 The Roman forum on Byrsa Hill, the heart of Phonoecian Carthage.
Tunisia
Carthage
 Ruins of Roman Carthage, destroyed by the Vandals in the 5th century AD.
Tunisia
Carthage
 View over Carthage with modern Tunis and the sea in the distance.
Tunisia
Carthage
Museum
 The museum on Byrsa Hill, which was flattened by the Romans to build their city in 44 BC.
Tunisia
Carthage
Museum
 Terracotta Phonoecian votive incense burner with face of Demeter from Carthage.
Tunisia
Carthage
Museum
 A 7th century BC cup from the museum at Carthage.
Tunisia
Carthage
Museum
 A baby bottle in the Carthage Museum.
Tunisia
Carthage
Museum
 Lamps from Carthage at the site Museum.
Left Phonoecian, centre Greek, right Roman.
Tunisia
Carthage
Museum
 A 1st century AD glass Roman urn at Carthage.
Tunisia
Carthage
Museum
 6th century BC terracotta figure from the shrine of Tophet, Carthage Museum.
Tunisia
Carthage
Museum
 Map of the Phonoecian city of Carthage in the Museum.
Tunisia
Kairouan
 The Sidi Okba Mosque in Kairouan is better known as the Great Mosque.
Tunisia
Kairouan
 The enormous walls of the Great Mosque (Kairouan) are decorated with Roman columns salvaged from Carthage.
Tunisia
Kairouan
 Walls and gate at the Great Mosque in Kairouan which dates from the 9th Century.
It is the oldest mosque in North Africa.
Tunisia
Kairouan
 The prayer hall of the Great Mosque at Kairouan has 414 Byzantine columns, all different.
Tunisia
Kairouan
 The Zaouia of Sidi Sahab in Kairouan houses the tomb of a companion of Muhammad.
Tunisia
Kairouan
 Decorated courtyard at Zaouia of Sidi Sahab in Kairouan.
Tunisia
El Jem
 The colosseum in El Jem was the third largest in the Roman world with a capacity of 30,000.
Tunisia
El Jem
 The El Jem Colosseum is 138m long and 114m wide and dates from 238 AD.
Tunisia
El Jem
 Underground tunnel at the Colosseum in El Jem where gladiators were prepared.
Tunisia
El Jem
 Passageway for spectators around the Colosseum in El Jem.
Tunisia
El Jem
Museum
 Geometric mosaic from Roman villas dating from 170 AD at the El Jem Museum.
Tunisia
El Jem
Museum
 Mosaic of hunting lions from the El Jem Colosseum in the El Jem Museum.
Tunisia
El Jem
Museum
 Mosaic of mythological figures in the El Jem Museum.
Tunisia
El Jem
Museum
 Mosaic of birds and fish, El Jem Museum.
Tunisia
El Jem
Museum
 Roman death mask.
Tunisia
El Jem
Museum
 Excavated Roman villas (170 AD) with mosaic floors at the El Jem Museum.
Tunisia
El Jem
Museum
 Paved Roman road dating from the 3rd century at the El Jem Museum.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
 Kerkouane is a purely Phonoecian city on the coast of the Cap Bon peninsula.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
 House at the 8th century BC Phonoecian city of Kerkouane.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
 Houses in Kerkouane have private baths and sophisticated water piping.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
 Houses in Kerkouane, a Phoenician city ruled from Carthage.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
 Kerkouane was a pottery making centre.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
 Many houses in Kerkouane have floors with speckled mosaics.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
 The fort in Kerkouane.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
 The South Gate at Kerkouane faces the sea.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
Museum
 Phonoecian pot at the Kerkouane Museum.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
Museum
 Painted Phonoecian vase at Kerkouane.
Tunisia
Kerkouane
Museum
 Decorated Phonoecian container, Kerkouane.
Tunisia
Monastir
 The walls of the Ribat, a sandstone garisson dating from AD 796 (Monastir).
Tunisia
Monastir
 The walls of the Ribat in Monastir, the location of movies like "Life of Brian".
Tunisia
Monastir
 Buildings in the Ribat, an 8th century garison in Monastir.
Tunisia
Monastir
 The watch tower inside the Ribat at Monastir.
Tunisia
Monastir
 Rooms and battlements in the Ribat in Monastir.
Tunisia
Monastir
 The Ribat in Monastir is set by the sea.
Tunisia
Monastir
 The Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president, in Monastir.
Tunisia
Monastir
 Tower and cloisters at the Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba.
Tunisia
Sousse
 The narrow entrance to the Ribat at Sousse is flanked by a pair of Roman columns.
Tunisia
Sousse
 Vaulted prayer hall at the Ribat in Sousse.
Tunisia
Sousse
 Dar Essid is a mechant's house dating from 928 in Sousse.
The tiles in the kitchen are from Andalusia.
Tunisia
Sousse
 The walls of the 11th century kasbah which is within the medina in Sousse.
Tunisia
Sousse
 Mosaic of Medusa at the kasbah in Sousse.
Tunisia
Sousse
 The Triumph of Bacchus is a mosaic in the kasbah of Sousse showing the god of wine on a chariot with wild animals.
Tunisia
Sousse
 Mosaic of birds and flowers in the kasbah, Sousse.
Tunisia
Mahdia
 The Borj El-Kebir is a 16th century fort in Mahdia.
Tunisia
Mahdia
 Borj El-Kebir is set by the sea on the highest point of Mahdia.
Tunisia
Mahdia
 The walls of Borj El-Kebir and a cemetary, Mahdia.
Tunisia
Mahdia
 Watchtower on Borj El-Kebir, Mahdia.
Tunisia
Mahdia
Museum
 Phonoecian lamp at the Mahdia Museum.
Tunisia
Mahdia
Museum
 Berber ornaments in the Mahdia Museum.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Aghia Sofia, built in 548 as a Byzantine church and converted into a mosque in 1453.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The domes and walls of Aghia Sophia, built by Emperor Justinian.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The walls of Aghia Sophia in Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Aghia Sophia was a cathedral that was converted into a mosque then a museum.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Aghia Sophia had the largest dome of any church until St Peter's in the Vatican was built.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Byzantine mosaics inside Aghia Sophia were once covered with whitewash.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Basilica Cistern is a 6th century underground Byzantine structure with 336 columns.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Head of the Medusa at the base of a column in the Basilica Cistern.
Turkey
Istanbul
Grand Palace Museum
 6th century Byzantine pavement at the Grand Palace Museum in Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
Grand Palace Museum
 Hunting scene on a 6th century Byzantine pavement at the Grand Palace Museum.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Imperial Gate is the entrance to the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Byzantine St Irene Church (540 AD) inside the grounds of the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Topkapi Palace in Istanbul was the home of the Ottoman sultans up to 1839.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The signature of Suleyman the Magnificent on the Middle Gate of Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Library in the Topkapi Palace dates from 1718.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Sultan's quarters in the Harem section of the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 Stained glass windows in the room of the Crown Prince in the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 One of the rooms in the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Concubines' Courtyard.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 Beautiful Iznik tiles in the Concubines' Quarters of the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Tower of Justice in the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The royal kitchens in Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Imperial Council Chamber in the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 Yuan Dynasty plate from China in the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 Ewers from the museum in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The tomb of Eyip, a friend of Muhammad killed in 678 AD.
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 Lion made of tiles from Babylon (Archeological Museum).
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 Akkadian statue of a governor dating from around 2100 BC in the Archeological Museum of Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 Hittite releif in the Archeological Museum.
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 The Sarcophagos of the Mourning Women is Lycian and dates from 5th century BC (Archeological Museum, Istanbul).
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 A plate from Iznik in the Archeological Museum.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Tiled Kiosk (1472) is the oldest non-religious building in Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The entrance to the Tiled Kiosk.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Tiles over the entrance to the Tiled Kiosk.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The great walls of Constantinople.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The walls of Constantinople along the Bosphorus near Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Mosaics dating from 1320 in the Kariye Mosque, built as a church in 413.
Turkey
Iznik
 The city gates of Iznik were built by the Romans in 123 AD.
Turkey
Iznik
 Sancta Sophia is a 6th century church in Iznik, the ancient Nicaea.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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