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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 October 2017.


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Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 Tombs at Mizdakhan, a former hilltop city destroyed by Timur.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 Mizdakhan was inhabited between the 4th century BC and the 1300s.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 White domed tombs were constructed on the site until the early 20th century.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 Simple brick tombs.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 Tiled tomb interior.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 The hilltop is surrounded by graves.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 View of Gyaur Qala, a fortress dating from the 3rd century BC.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Guldursun Qala
 Guldursun Qala is a huge fortress dating from the 1st century AD.
"Elliq Qala" means Fifty Forts and is a large site of ancient settlements.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Guldursun Qala
 Part of the massive 1.5km walls of Guldursun Qala.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Guldursun Qala
 Detail of the enormous mud brick walls.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Anga Qala
 Part of the walls of Anga Qala, inhabited between 3rd to 5th centuries AD.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Anga Qala
 The wall is made from mud bricks.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Anga Qala
 Detail of the brickwork.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Qoy Qyrylghan Qala
 Part of the circular Qoy Qyrylghan Qala. This was an observatory and temple dating from 4th century BC.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Qoy Qyrylghan Qala
 Part of the ancient wall.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
 The enormous Janbas Qala was used as a fort between 4th century BC and 1st century AD.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Ayaz Qala
 One of the three forts of the Ayaz Qala complex (6th to 7th centuries AD).
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Ayaz Qala
 Part of a covered walkway and wall at Ayaz Qala.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Ayaz Qala
 One of the gateways with features later copied in Moghul India.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Ayaz Qala
 One of the Ayaz Qala tripple forts with a settlement.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
 Kyzyl Qala is one of dozens of forts in the Elliq Qala region.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 View over Toprak Qala, a temple compex from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 Ceremonial rooms at the temple complex.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 One of the residential areas.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 The enormous walls and an unexcavated area.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 The fort was used to defend the border region.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 Passages and tunnels.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 The complex is set in semi-desert.
Uzbekistan
Tashkent
 The 16th century Kulkedash Medressa.
Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
 St Peter's Basilica is the world's largest church, dating from 1506.
Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
 The Basilica's dome is 119m high.
Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
 The Pieta, sculptured by Micaelangelo.
Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
 Bronze statue of St Peter.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 The Vatican Museum, previously a palace.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Egyptian mummy.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Part of a Roman carved stone sarcophagus.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Roman mosaic.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Bust of Julius Caesar.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 The Emperor Hadrian.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 The notebook of mathematician and astronomer, Galileo Galileii.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Globe with constellations.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Wooden furniture carving.
Vatican City
Sistine Chapel
 The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo. The Vatican City is the world's smallest republic, totally surrounded by Italy but separate from it.
Venezuela
Caracas
Cuadra Bolivar
 Cuadra Bolivar is the house where Simon Bolivar grew up. It is now a museum.
Venezuela
Caracas
Cuadra Bolivar
 Simon Bolivar who grew up in this house, helped to liberate much of South America from Spanish rule.
Venezuela
Caracas
Cuadra Bolivar
 A collection of saddles.
Venezuela
Caracas
Casa Natal
 Casa Natal is the house where Simon Bolivar was born in 1783.
Venezuela
Caracas
Casa Natal
 One of a series of paintings by Tito Salas about the life of Simon Bolivar.
Venezuela
Caracas
Casa Natal
 The first communion of Simon Bolivar by Tito Salas.
Venezuela
Caracas
Casa Natal
 The Wedding of Simon Bolivar by Tito Salas.
Venezuela
Caracas
Casa Natal
 A portrait of Simon Bolivar by Tito Salas.
Venezuela
Caracas
Bolivar Museum
 Snuff box.
Venezuela
Caracas
Bolivar Museum
 Sword belt.
Venezuela
Caracas
Minicipal Palace
 Diorama of Caracas life before 1930.
Venezuela
Caracas
Belles Artes Museum
 The Cafe by Jean Metzinger.
Venezuela
Caracas
Belles Artes Museum
 Dante's Dreams by Benjamin Canas.
Venezuela
Caracas
Belles Artes Museum
 Seated Woman by Auguste Herbin.
Venezuela
Caracas
Contemporary Arts Museum
 A Bust of a Woman by Pablo Picasso.
Venezuela
Caracas
Contemporary Arts Museum
 Two Women Seated by Pablo Picasso.
Venezuela
Caracas
Contemporary Arts Museum
 Figure at a Washbasin by Francis Bacon.
Venezuela
Caracas
Contemporary Arts Museum
 A modern painting of the Periodic Table by Simon Patterson.
Venezuela
Caracas
San Mateo
 The hacienda was used as a sugar mill.
Venezuela
Caracas
San Mateo
 The sugar mill is now a museum.
Venezuela
Caracas
San Mateo
 Fermentation containers.
Venezuela
Caracas
San Mateo
 Sugar press.
Venezuela
Coro
Church of San Clemente
 Pavillion containing cross used in Coro's first mass.
Venezuela
Sierra Nevada
San Raphael
 The stone church at San Raphael.
Venezuela
Ciudad Bolivar
 Anchor in the Museum of Ciudad Bolivar.
Venezuela
Ciudad Bolivar
Casa del Congresso
 Wooden balcony.
Venezuela
Ciudad Bolivar
Casa del Congresso
 Printing press used during the war of independence.
Venezuela
Ciudad Bolivar
Casa San Isidro
 Casa San Isidro is a colonial house set in a wooded area.
Venezuela
Ciudad Bolivar
Casa San Isidro
 Colonial era furniture.
Venezuela
Ciudad Bolivar
 Jimmy Angel's plane. Angel landed in the jungle in 1937 and had to walk out.
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Reunification Hall
 Reunification Hall is a museum with items left as they were in 1975.
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
 The Museum of American War Crimes is housed in the former US Information Service building.
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
 The former US Embassy from where US diplomats were evacuated by helicopter in 1975.
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Lu Van Duyet Temple
 The Lu Van Duyet Temple is a shrine to the marshall who unified Vietnam in the 19th century.
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Tran Hung Dao Temple
 The Tran Hung Dao Temple is dedicated to a Vietnamese hero who defeated 300,000 men sent by Kublai Khan in 1287.
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Tran Hung Dao Temple
 The interior of the Tran Hung Dao Temple.
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Emperor of Jade Temple
 The gods of punishment and reward.
Vietnam
Cu Chi
 Underground chambers at Cu Chi, used by Vietnamese against the USA during the Vietnam-USA War.
Vietnam
Cu Chi
 Concealed entrance to an underground hospital.
Vietnam
Cu Chi
 Tank from the Vietnam-USA War.
Vietnam
Tay Ninh
Cao Dai Temple
 Cao Daism contains elements of Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Catholic Christianity and Islam.
Vietnam
Tay Ninh
Cao Dai Temple
 The courtyard of the Cao Dai Temple.
Vietnam
Tay Ninh
Cao Dai Temple
 The entrance of the Cao Dai Temple. Cao Dais believe in reincarnation and a single god.
Vietnam
Nha Trang
Pasteur Institute
 The Pasteur Institute was founded by Alexander Yersin in the grounds of his house.
Vietnam
Nha Trang
Pasteur Institute
 Model boat given to Alexanderr Yersin by local foshermen. Yersin, discoverer of the Bubonic Plague bacillus, died in this house.
Vietnam
Nha Trang
Long Son Pagoda
 14m high Buddha at the top of 152 steps.
Vietnam
Nha Trang
Po Nagar
 The Cham Towers at Po Nagar date from 731.
Vietnam
Nha Trang
Po Nagar
 The Cham Towers were built by the Kingdom of Champa which flourished between the 2nd and 15th centuries.
Vietnam
Nha Trang
Po Nagar
 The Meditation Hall. The Chams were Hindu-Buddhist.
Vietnam
Nha Trang
Po Nagar
 The 23m high North Tower dates from 817.
Vietnam
Nha Trang
Po Nagar
 Temple dedicated to the Hindu god, Ganesh.
Vietnam
Hoi An
Fukien Assembly Hall
 The Fukien Assembly Hall is dedicated to the goddess of the sea.
Vietnam
Hoi An
Fukien Assembly Hall
 Painted dragon.
Vietnam
Hoi An
 An old monastery by the river.
Vietnam
Da Nang
Cham Museum
 Carving of Krishna.
Vietnam
Da Nang
Cham Museum
 The Hindu god, Shiva.
Vietnam
Marble Mountains
Huyen Khong Cave
 Entrance to the Huyen Khong Cave, one of the many caves in the Marble Mountains once used as Buddhist shrines.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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