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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
 Bahrain Fort is the largest in Bahrain and is surrounded by a moat.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
 The fort was built by the Portuguese.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
 Bahrain Fort dates from the 16th century.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
 Arches inside the fort.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
 The interior of the fort is at different levels.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
 Former barack buildings.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
 The fort guards the sea approaches to Bahrain.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
 Excavations of an old palace dating from 2800 BC at Bahrain Fort.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
 The excavated Dilman era palace with a Manama building boom in the distance.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
Museum
 Traditional Gulf fishing boat.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
Museum
 Bath-tub sarcophagus from the 1st millenium BC.
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
Museum
 Steles used on graves during the Greek period (330 BC to 630 AD).
Bahrain
Bahrain Fort
Museum
 Greek coins showing Hercules wearing a lion pelt.
Bahrain
Barbar Temple
 The Barbar Temple dates from the 3rd millenium BC and is dedicated to Enki, the god of wisdom.
Bahrain
Barbar Temple
 The Barbar Temple was later used as a place to worship the undersea springs around the isand.
Bahrain
Sar
 The settlement of Sar dates from the 2nd millenium BC.
Bahrain
Sar
 Roads connect houses at the Dilman settlement of Sar.
Bahrain
Sar
 Burial chambers at Sar. There are over 80,000 burial sites on the island of Bahrain.
Bahrain
Sar
 One of the many burial chambers at Sar.
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Ahsan Manzil
 The Ahsan Manzil was the palace of the last nawab of Dhaka.
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Ahsan Manzil
 The Ahsan Manzil was constructed in 1872.
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Lalbagh Fort
 The Audience Hall of Lalbagh Fort, built in 1678.
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Lalbagh Fort
 The Khan Mohammad Mirdhai Mosque within the fort.
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Lalbagh Fort
 The Tomb of Par Bibi.
Bangladesh
Savar
Jatio Sriti Shoudho
 The Jatio Sriti Shoudho is a war memorial to the people who died during the War of Independence in 1971.
Bangladesh
Goaldi
 Goaldi was the seat of a 13th century sultanate.
Bangladesh
Bagerhat
Sat Gombad Mosque
 The gateway to the Sat Gombad Mosque, one of over 300 dedicated to the Muslim Sufi saint, Khan Jahan Ali.
Bangladesh
Bagerhat
Sat Gombad Mosque
 The ornate brickwork of the mosque.
Bangladesh
Bagerhat
Ek Gombad Mosque
 Round brickwork.
Bangladesh
Bagerhat
Ek Gombad Mosque
 Detail of the mosque brickwork.
Bangladesh
Bagerhat
Mazar of Khan Jahan Ali
 The Mazar (tomb) of Sufi saint, Khan Jahan Ali.
Bangladesh
Puthia
 The Islamic style six sided Radha Temple and the 8th century Shiva Temple.
Bangladesh
Puthia
Govinda Temple
 Carved terracotta pillar.
Bangladesh
Puthia
Shiva Temple
 A riot of carved terracotta.
Bangladesh
Puthia
Shiva Temple
 Brickwork and terracotta around a doorway.
Bangladesh
Mahasthangarh
 Pundravardham is the oldest site in Bangladesh (7th century BC) and was a regional capital until the 15th century.
Bangladesh
Mahasthangarh
 One of the many 3rd century BC monasteries at Mahasthangarh.
Bangladesh
Mahasthangarh
 Govinda Bhita is a 3rd century BC temple.
Bangladesh
Mahasthangarh
 Vasu Vihara was a monastery that once housed 700 monks.
Bangladesh
Pahapur
Somapuri Vihara
 The Somapuri Vihara is a 20m high 8th century Buddhist temple.
Bangladesh
Pahapur
Somapuri Vihara
 The Somapuri Vihara is the largest Buddhist structure on the subcontinent.
Bangladesh
Pahapur
Somapuri Vihara
 Some of the hundreds of terracotta tiles around the base of the temple.
Bangladesh
Pahapur
Somapuri Vihara
 The compound has an area of 300 square metres.
Bangladesh
Pahapur
Somapuri Vihara
 Smaller red brick structures.
Bangladesh
Sylhet
Shrine of Shah Jallal
 The Shrine of Shah Jallal who died in 1347.
Bangladesh
Sylhet
Shrine of Shah Jallal
 The tombs inside the shrine.
Bangladesh
Sylhet
Shrine of Shah Jallal
 The garden and pond around the shrine.
Belize
San Ignacio
Xunantunich
 Xunantunich is a hilltop Mayan site.
Belize
San Ignacio
Xunantunich
 The site was inhabited between 600 and 900.
Belize
San Ignacio
Xunantunich
 El Castillo is 40m high.
Belize
San Ignacio
Xunantunich
 The summit of El Castillo.
Belize
San Ignacio
Xunantunich
 Carvings of the rain god, Tlaloc on the summit of El Castillo.
Bolivia
La Paz
Tambo Quiruincho
 Tambo Quiruincho was originally an Inca inn then a mansion. It is now a cultural museum.
Bolivia
La Paz
Tambo Quiruincho
 A mask used in the Diablda festival.
Bolivia
La Paz
Tambo Quiruincho
 Diablda festival mask.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Custumbrista Juan de Vargas is a colonial mansion.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 The rooftops of the mansion.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Wooden balconies.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 The mansion contains many artefacts from the Tiahuanaco Period.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Clay head from the Tiahuanaco period (600 to 1200 AD).
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Tiahuanaco period gold disk.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Ekeku is the god of luck and plenty.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Aymara burial.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Painting depicting the arrival of the Spanish to the Americas.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Bird shaped container.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Plate from Tiahuanaco.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Pot with face.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Gold disk.
Bolivia
La Paz
Custumbrista Juan de Vargas
 Gold pendant.
Bolivia
La Paz
Plaza Murillo
 Statue of Gualberto Villarroel who was lynched in the square in 1946.
Bolivia
La Paz
Museums
 Animal shaped ceramic from the Tiahuanaco period (600 to 1200.
Bolivia
La Paz
Museums
 Yellow coloured leopard ceramic.
Bolivia
La Paz
Museums
 Highly decorated pot.
Bolivia
La Paz
Museums
 Basaltic figure.
Bolivia
La Paz
Museums
 Mummy of a child with burial artefacts.
Bolivia
La Paz
Museums
 Burial mummy.
Bolivia
La Paz
 Door of a colonial house dating from 1790.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
 Tiahuanaco was the capital of a pre-Inca empire that ruled the area between 600 and 1200 AD.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Templete Subterraneo
 The Templete Subterraneo is a red sandstone pit, 26m by 28m.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Templete Subterraneo
 The interior of Templete Subterraneo.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Templete Subterraneo
 Carved sandstone stele.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Templete Subterraneo
 The outer walls are adorned with carved stone heads.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
 El Fraile stele.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
 Kantatayita is a plain strewn with carved monoliths.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Akapana Pyramid
 The Akapana Pyramid is 16m high and 200m2 in area.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Akapana Pyramid
 Entrance to the pyramid.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Kalassaya
 The Kalassaya is a ritual platform.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Kalassaya
 The entrance to Kalassaya, the largest structure in Tiahuanaco (130m by 120m).
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Kalassaya
 The Kalassaya is famous for its intricately fitted walls.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Kalassaya
 The wall and drainage system.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Kalassaya
 The Ponce stele.
Bolivia
Tiahuanaco
Kalassaya
 The Gateway of the Sun.
Bolivia
Cochabamba
Museums
 The Ten Commandments written in a Bolivian pictographic script from Lake Titicaca.
Bolivia
Cochabamba
Museums
 The Nativity painted in Bolivian style with the Gateway of the Sun and llamas.
Bolivia
Cochabamba
Museums
 Bolivian style painting of the life of Jesus.
Bolivia
Torotoro
 Fosils of sea creatures located at 3000m.
Bolivia
Torotoro
 65 million years old fossilised tracks of a quadruped dinosaur.
Bolivia
Torotoro
 Single quadruped dinosaur track measuring 35cm wide, 50cm long and 20cm deep.
Bolivia
Torotoro
 Fossilised tracks of a three toed bipedal dinosaur.
Bolivia
Torotoro
 Three toed fossilised footprint 25cm long. This was made in soft mud which has turned to rock.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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