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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Honduras
Copan
 Carved altar.
Honduras
Copan
 The site is famous for its carved stele featuring images of Mayan kings.
Honduras
Copan
 Stela B (dated 731) shows the Mayan king 18 Rabbit on his ascension to the throne.
Honduras
Copan
 Detail of Stela C (730) which shows 18 Rabbit on both sides.
Honduras
Copan
 Many of the stele stand on animal altars.
Honduras
Copan
 Animal altar on which offerings were made.
Honduras
Copan
 Copan was at its height between 250 and 900 during the Mayan golden age.
Honduras
Copan
 Copan has many carved altars.
Honduras
Copan
 Stela D portrays 18 Rabbit and dates from 736. He ws the 13th king of the city.
Honduras
Copan
 Glyphs telling the history of the Mayan kings.
Honduras
Copan
 Mayan glyphs on Altar G, dating from 800 AD.
Honduras
Copan
 Carvings on an altar.
Honduras
Copan
 Steps with glyphs.
Honduras
Copan
 Copan was ruled by a dynasty of 16 kings which made it a powerful city.
Honduras
Copan
 Stela F shows the Mayan king 18 Rabbit (695 - 738) with flowing robes.
Honduras
Copan
 Detail of the king's clothing on Stela F.
Honduras
Copan
 Altar G (800) is a zoomorphic represenation of two serpent heads.
Honduras
Copan
 Altar G. Copan is known to have the most beautiful stone sculptures in the Mayan world.
Honduras
Copan
 Serpent head from Altar G.
Honduras
Copan
Ball Court
 The Mayan Ball Court built by King 18 Rabbit in 738 is the second largest in Central America.
Honduras
Copan
Ball Court
 The ball court.
Honduras
Copan
Ball Court
 Players had to propel a rubber ball through a hole to win the match.
Honduras
Copan
 Stela I depicts Copan's 12th king, Smoke Jaguar.
Honduras
Copan
 Stela H from 730 is very elaborate and depicts 18 Rabbit.
Honduras
Copan
 Stela M depicts the 15th king Smoke Shell and dates from 756.
Honduras
Copan
Hieroglyphic Stairway
 The Hieroglyphic Stairway was completed in 755 by Mayan king, Smoke Hell.
Honduras
Copan
Hieroglyphic Stairway
 The stairway is covered with over 1250 glyphs recounting the history of Copan's first 14 kings.
Honduras
Copan
Hieroglyphic Stairway
 The older kings are shown seated in the centre of the stairway.
Honduras
Copan
Hieroglyphic Stairway
 The Hieroglyphic Stairway is part of a temple.
Honduras
Copan
 Plumed Serpent Altar.
Honduras
Copan
 Clay incense burner descovered in 1989 in a tomb.
Honduras
Copan
 Clay figure of a priest.
Honduras
Copan
 Clay figure of a king.
Honduras
Copan
 Much of Copan is unrestored.
Honduras
Copan
 Stone wall and carved figures.
Honduras
Copan
 The unrestored Temple of the Inscriptions.
Honduras
Copan
 Stone carvings.
Honduras
Copan
 Overgrown temple.
Honduras
Copan
 Wall with Mayan glyphs.
Honduras
Copan
 Much of the ancient city has been reclaimed by the rain forest.
Honduras
Copan
 Part of the enormous Temple of the Inscriptions.
Honduras
Copan
 Copan has been inhabited for thousands of years.
Honduras
Copan
 The Council House.
Honduras
Copan
 Meditation temple for the kings.
Honduras
Copan
 Copan's final king, Rising Sun (763 to 820) shown as a warrior with a feathered head dress.
Honduras
Copan
 Steps leading to the West Plaza.
Honduras
Copan
 The West Plaza is flanked by buildings.
Honduras
Copan
 Stone heads.
Honduras
Copan
 Altar Q (776) shows the 16 kings of Copan, four on each side. The 16th king (Rising Sun) is shown receiving the baton from the first.
Honduras
Copan
 On Altar Q all of Copan's 16 kings are shown sitting on their name glyph.
Honduras
Copan
 Izapa figure.
Honduras
Copan
 Olmec figure.
Honduras
Copan
 Deformed skull with jade jewellry.
Honduras
Tegucicalpa
National Museum
 The National Museum contains many items from the Mayan period.
Honduras
Tegucicalpa
National Museum
 Mayan figurine.
Honduras
Tegucicalpa
National Museum
 Container with Mayan writing.
Honduras
Tegucicalpa
National Museum
 Jade carving.
Honduras
Tegucicalpa
National Museum
 Mayan ceramic with painting dating from 1000.
Honduras
Tegucicalpa
National Museum
 Map showing the voyages of Christopher Columbus.
Hong Kong
Ching Chau Island
 Pak Tai Temple, dating from 1783.
Hong Kong
New Territories
 Mui Fat Monastery.
Hungary
Budapest
Parliament Building
 The Hungarian crown jewels.
Hungary
Budapest
 Statue of Imre Nagy, one of the leaders of the 1956 uprising who was executed two years later.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Religious items in the Ethnographic Museum.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Leather powder horn.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Embroidered sheep skin coat.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 18th century wooden chair backs.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Embroidered sheet border.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Embroidered sheet border with chickens.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Embroidered kerchief.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Miska jug.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Early 19th century bottles.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Late 19th century razer cases.
Hungary
Budapest
Ethnographic Museum
 Buso masks used during spring festivals.
Hungary
Budapest
Castle District
 The Royal Palace was built by the Hapsburgs in the 17th century.
Hungary
Budapest
Castle District
 The Royal Palace now houses two major museums.
Hungary
Budapest
Castle District
 The walls of the Castle District.
Hungary
Budapest
Pharmacy Museum
 The Golden Eagle Pharmacy (1681) is the oldest in Budapest. It is now a pharmacy museum.
Hungary
Budapest
Pharmacy Museum
 Italian painting.
Hungary
Budapest
Pharmacy Museum
 Spanish ceramic container.
Hungary
Budapest
Pharmacy Museum
 Pharmacy counter.
Hungary
Budapest
Pharmacy Museum
 Alchemist laboratory.
Hungary
Budapest
Pharmacy Museum
 Mummy's head used in medicine.
Hungary
Budapest
Pharmacy Museum
 Containers for heating liquids.
Hungary
Budapest
 Vajdahunyad Castle on Margarita Island on the River Danube. It was built in1896.
Hungary
Budapest
 Roman Amphitheatre in Obuda.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 The 17th century Nemesborzova Bellfry.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 The Vamosoroszi Mill.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 Farm building from Upper-Tisza region.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 Water lifter, animal water trough and abora (for storing crops) from the Upper-Tisza region.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 Covered oven from Upper-Tisza region.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 Whitewashed thatched house from Upper-Tisza region, Hungarian Ethnographic Museum, Szentendre.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 Thatched structures from Upper-Tisza region.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 The 1888 Dusnok Windmill from the Great Plains.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 Buildings from the Nagykunsag Farmstead.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 Great Plains houses.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 Houses from the Kisalfold region.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 The Votive chapel from Janossomorta dates from 1842.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 House from Harka in the Kisalfold region of Hungary.
Hungary
Szentendre
Ethnographic Museum
 Blacksmith's forge from Szilsarkany.

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