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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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Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 Part of the necropolis at Saqqara.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
The boundary between the region irrigated by the Nile and the desert.
Egypt
El Minya
Beni Hasan
 Hillside tombs at Beni Hasan dating between 2050 and 1786 BC.
Egypt
Luxor
Valley of the Kings
 The Valley of the Kings where Egyptian rulers were buried between 1567 BC and 1085 BC. 64 tombs have been located here.
Egypt
Luxor
Valley of the Queens
 Wall paintings in the tomb of Prince Kha'Emwesset (Valley of the Queens, Luxor).
Egypt
Luxor
Valley of the Queens
 The tomb of Senefer (an official who died in 1450 BC) has grapes painted on a rough ceiling to give a 3D effect.
Egypt
Luxor
Karnak
 The Temple of Karnak in Luxor.
Egypt
Luxor
Karnak
 The Karnak Temple in Luxor is one of the largest in the world. It is 400m by 500m.
Egypt
Luxor
Ramesseum
 The Ramesseum was built by Ramesses II and dates from c 1300 BC.
Egypt
Luxor
Temple of Hatshepsut
 Looking down on the Temple of Hatshepsut in Thebes, built around 1480 BC. Hatshepsut was one of ancient Egypt's few queens.
Egypt
Luxor
Temple of Hatshepsut
 The cow headed goddes, Hathor in the Temple of Hatshepsut, completed 1482 BC.
Egypt
Luxor
Temple of Luxor
 The Temple of Luxor dates from the 1300s BC. It is 300m long.
Egypt
Luxor
Temple of Ramesses III
 The 27m high wall on the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III showing the ruler crushing his enemies (Luxor).
Egypt
Aswan
St Simeon Monastery
 The 7th century Monastery of St Simeon near Aswan.
Egypt
Aswan
 The Tomb of the Aga Khan (built 1957) at Aswan.
Egypt
Aswan
Edfu
 The Temple of Horus at Edfu dates from 57 BC. The Hypostyle Hall has 18 columns.
Egypt
Aswan
Edfu
 Wall relief on the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
Egypt
Aswan
Philae
 The Temple of Isis (80 BC) is one of the Philae temples that were relocated when the Aswan Dam was built.
Egypt
Aswan
Abu Simbel
 The 35m high Temple of Ramesses II has figures 20m high. The site is called Abu Simbel and it was reconstructed on higher ground when the Aswan Dam was built.
Egypt
Aswan
Abu Simbel
 The Temple of Nephertari with a 12m high facade is at Abu Simbel.
Egypt
Aswan
Abydos
 The Chapel of Osiris with the golden boat of the dead in Abydos (2100 BC).
Estonia
Tallinn
Raekoda
 A 14th century wooden bench in the Trade Hall.
Estonia
Tallinn
Raekoda
 The Council Hall.
Estonia
Tallinn
Raekoda
 The wooden loft at Raekoda, the 14th century Town Hall.
Estonia
Tallinn
 The city walls that surround the old city are protected by a series of round towers.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
 The Lion of Judah, symbol of the Ethiopian monarchy.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 St George's Cathedral has a small museum containing many religious artifacts.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Painting of Queen Taitu in the church museum.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Ceremonial umbrella.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Illuminated Bible.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Silver hand held cross typical of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Bible written in Ge'ez, the liturgical language of Ethiopia. Proper names are writen in red.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Incense burner used by the priest in church.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Wooden carving of St George and the dragon.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Coronation robes.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Water pourer.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 Personal incense burners.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Ethnological Museum
 The Ethnological Museum housed in a former palace of Haile Selassie.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Ethnological Museum
 The bedroom of Haile Selassie.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Ethnological Museum
 Portrait of Haile Selassie next to a bullet hole from the 1960 coup.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Ethnological Museum
 Wooden waka, burial carvings of the Konso people.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Ethnological Museum
 Icon showing the martydom of St George painted in 1755.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Ethnological Museum
 The Passion of Christ, an icon painted around 1740.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 Tomb of a singer in the cemetary.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 Gravestone of Sylvia Pankhurst, a British sufferaget who supported Ethiopia when Italy invaded.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 The throne of Emperor Haile Selassi.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 Mural by Afewerk Tekle of the Holy Trinity with the four Evangelists as animals.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 The Axamite style tomb of Haile Selassi (formerly Prince Ras Tafari).
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 Haile Selassi in Amharic script.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 Carving from Egypt.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 The cathedral has many stained glass windows.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 Moses, one the stained glass windows depicting Old Testament scenes.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 King Solomon.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 The Virgin Mary.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 The Birth of Jesus.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 The Baptism of Jesus.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 The Crucifiction is one of the larger windows.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 The Assension into heaven.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
 The Yekatit 12 Monument commemorating the thousands of Ethiopians killed by Italy in 1937.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Bones of the 3.2 million years old Australopithicas Afarenses, or Lucy.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Skull of an Australopithicas Afarenses child.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Two million year old upper skull of Homo Habilis.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Skull of a one million year old Homo Erectus.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Clay dice.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 5th century BC pre-Aksumite statue of a female. The script is the southern Arabian Sabeaean.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Machines for making cotton thread.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 A drum.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Wooden household utensils.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Container for milk and butter made of straw and shells.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 A traditional African game of skill called Mancala.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Leather tea pot.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Wooden pillow - still used in villages around the country.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 The Begena, a traditional stringed instrument of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Kitchen implements.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Tobacco pipe.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 The Journey of the Queen of Sheba.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Haile Selassi's Banquet.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Genital Mutilation by Abebe Zelelew.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Detail of Genital Mutilation by Abebe Zelelew. The practice still occurs in parts of the country.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 The Last Supper by Mengistu Chernet.
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
National Museum
 Victim of Famine by Eshetu Tiruneh, 1974.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 The church has a typical Ethiopian roof cross.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 Beta Maryam is constructed from natural materials and is circular.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 View of the painted interior of the church.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 The ceiling of the church from the inner cloister, an area used for communion.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 The paintings at Beta Maryam are in typically colourful Ethiopian style.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 The entrance to the holy of holies, where only the priest is allowed.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 Scenes from the Life of Jesus.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 Painting of St George killing the dragon.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 Beta Maryam paintings on the walls, doors and jambs.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 Comic strip like paintings.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 Painted window.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 Beta Maryam has a small museum full of church treasures.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 The church at Azuwa Maryam, like many on Lake Tana, is round.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 The outer cloister of the church is used for chanting and prayers.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 View into the painted interior from the outer cloister. The interior is used for communion.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 The walls of the church are a riot of colour with paintings of Biblical stories.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 The archangels, Michael and Gabriel guarding the holy of holies where only priests are allowed.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 A wall covered with paintings.
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 Detail of a man and two women.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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