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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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Iran
Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 The prayer hall is highly decorated, carpeted and colonaded.
Iran
Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 Stained glass window in the prayer hall.
Iran
Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 The ceiling of the prayer hall.
Iran
Shiraz
Shrine of Emir Ali
 The ceiling in the shrine.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 The tomb of Sheikh Mohammad Shams-ed Din, a poet better known as Sa'di.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 The poet's tomb lies inside a domed and tiled colonade.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 Tilework in the colonade.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 The ceiling of the underground tea house built over a fish pond.
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 The pavillion is highly decorated and has many rooms and a mirrored hall.
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 The interior of the mirrored hall.
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 Inlaid wooden door in the pavillion.
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 A spectacular mirrored ceiling.
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 Wall painting in one of the rooms.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The tomb of Hafez, who died in 1389, is set within an open circular colonade.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The tiled domed ceiling above the tomb of Hafez.
Iran
Persepolis
 Persepolis was built by the Persian king, Darius I and extended by his son, Xerxes.
Iran
Persepolis
 The city of Persepolis dates from the first Persian empire (the Achaemenids). It was begun in 518 BC.
Iran
Persepolis
 The city was destroyed by Alexander The Great in 330 BC.
Iran
Persepolis
 The city is entered via the Grand Stairway.
Iran
Persepolis
 The stone blocks on the Grand Stairway fit together very precisely.
Iran
Persepolis
 Xerxes' Gateway was built in the mid 5th century BC.
Iran
Persepolis
 Bearded bull-like figure guarding Xerxes' Gateway.
Iran
Persepolis
 Graffitti on Xerxes' Gateway by Henry Morton Stanley (of "Dr Livingstone, I presume" fame) from the New York Herald in 1870.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Palace was built by and used by Xerxes.
Iran
Persepolis
 Columns on the Apadana Palace.
Iran
Persepolis
 Flower base of a column at the Apadana Palace.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase is famous for its 2500 year old carved figures.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Subject nations bringing a tribute of two rams to the Persian king.
Iran
Persepolis
 Persians with square feather tipped hats and Medes (round hats) on the Apadana Staircase.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Bactrian camel.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Offerings of trees and horses.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Bull.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Weapon being offered as tribute.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: A variety of offerings.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Horse and Chariot.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Detail of offerings.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: A lion attacking a bull is a common theme at Persepolis.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Elamite horse being walked by a valet.
Iran
Persepolis
 Close up of a spear carrier on the Apadana Staircase.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Man with a vase.
Iran
Persepolis
 A ring with wings, the symbol of Zoroastrinism on the Triplon.
Iran
Persepolis
 Lion with wings and human head on the Triplon.
Iran
Persepolis
 View from the Triplon to the Palace of 100 Columns and the tomb of Artaxerxes II.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Hadish is a palace built by Xerxes.
Iran
Persepolis
 Structures on the Hadish.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Tachara is packed with monolithic door jambs.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Tachara is the best preserved building at Persepolis.
Iran
Persepolis
 Carved doorways on the Tachara.
Iran
Persepolis
 Soldiers on the base of the Tachara.
Iran
Persepolis
 Inscription by Xerxes on the Tachara.
Iran
Persepolis
 Different subject nations bringing tribute on the staircase of the Tachara.
Iran
Persepolis
 Animal tribute on the Tachara staircase.
Iran
Persepolis
 The remains of the Treasury of Darius. Alexander The Great needed 3000 camels to carry off its contents.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Tomb of Artaxerxes II (died 358 BC) is carved from a cliff face overlooking Persepolis.
Iran
Persepolis
 The Palace of 100 Columns was used by the king to meet his military commanders.
Iran
Persepolis
 A damaged Xerxes and an attendant carved on the main gate of the Palace of 100 Columns.
Iran
Persepolis
 View from the Palace of 100 Columns to the hillside tomb of Artaxerxes II.
Iran
Persepolis
 Eagle griffins topping a column.
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
 Burnt fabric from the fire that destroyed Persepolis in the site museum.
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
 Bronze trumpet used for heralding visitors.
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
 Horn shaped ceramic drinking vessel.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rajab
 Naqsh-e Rajab, close to Persepolis, is a collection of Sassanian reliefs dating from the 3rd century AD.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Naqsh-e Rostam is the site of the rock carved tombs of four Persian kings. It is 5km from Persepolis.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The tomb of Darius I (died 486 BC) is the oldest at Naqsh-e Rostam. The later tombs plus the ones at Persepolis were modelled on this.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The tomb of Darius I has later Sassanian carvings below it. This shows Narse, the king of Armenia being crowned.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The Triumph of Shaper I is a Sassanian carving beneith the tomb of Darius I. It shows the capture of the Roman Emperor, Valerian in 260 AD at Edessa (the modern Urfa in Turkey).
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Detail from the Triumph of Shaper I showing the Roman Emperor, Valerian kneeling before the Persian king's horse.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The tomb of Xerxes (died 465 BC) sits at right angles to other tombs at Naqsh-e Rostam.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Carvings above the tomb of Xerxes including the Zoroastrian symbol and the king supported by representitives of the 28 subject nations.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Detail of the representatives of the subject nations. Their interlocking arms signify the unity of nations.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The entrance to the tomb of Xerxes is decorated with columns topped with double bulls.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The tomb of Artexerxes I (died 425 BC) with a Sassanian carving of Hormozd II (died 309 AD).
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Detail from the tomb of Darius II (died 405 BC).
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The Kaba Zartosht dates from the 5th century BC and is thought to be a fire temple.
Ireland
Dublin
General Post Office
 A metal plaque with the Declaration of Independence.
Ireland
Dublin
Bank of Ireland
 The building was the Irish parliament until the Act of Union in 1801 which made Ireland part of the UK.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 The Book of Kells used vellum (animal skin) made from 185 calves and goose feather quills.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 The Ogham Stone with markings representing an ancient Gaelic script.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 The Long Library (1732) is 65m long and had its ceiling raised in 1853.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 The Long Library is flanked by a busts of great thinkers and writers.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 The library is entitled to any UK book that is published as part of copyright law.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 Bust of Isaac Newton, considered one of the world's great scientists.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 Bust of Jonathan Swift who studied at the college and was a Cathedral Dean and satirist.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 Bust of Archbishop James Ussher who helped found the college and is famed for calcuating the "date of creation" as 4004 BC.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 A book about Arthurian legends, one of the many books on display.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 Illustration from The Turf-Cutter's Donkey by Patricia Lynch, published in 1934.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 The Heroes of Asgard by Anne and Eliza Keary, 1883.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 The Mythology of Ancient Greece and Italy by Thomas Keightley, 1831.
Ireland
Dublin
Trinity College
Old Library
 Spiral staircase and a bust of William Shakespere.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 The National Gallery contains paintings from all over the world.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "Virgin and Child" by Paolo Uccello, c1440.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "A Peasant Wedding" by Pietre Brueghel the Younger.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "Scene on the Ice" by Henrick Avercamp, 1620.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "Antonia Zarate" by Goya.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "Still Life with a Mandolin", Pablo Picasso, 1924.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "Mars with a Broken Nose" by August Rodin.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "A Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid" by Vermeer, 1870.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "Woman Reading a Letter" by Gabriel Metsu (1665).
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "The Village School" (1665) by Jan Havicksz Steen.
Ireland
Dublin
National Gallery
 "Portrait of Sir John and Lady Clerk of Penecuik" by Henry Raeburn.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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