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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Province
State
Place
Location
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Israel / Palestine
Mount Tabor
Mount Tabor has been associated with the Transfiguration of Christ since the 4th century.
Israel / Palestine
Mount Tabor
Tabor Church
Tabor Church was built in Syrian style.
Israel / Palestine
Mount Tabor
Tabor Church
The church was built in 1964.
Israel / Palestine
Mount Tabor
Tabor Church
The decorated outer wall.
Israel / Palestine
Mount Tabor
Tabor Church
The land for the church was given to the Fransiscans by the Druze in 1631.
Italy
Rome
 Venice Palace was once the residence of Mussolini and dates from the 15th century.
Italy
Rome
Navona Square
 Sculpture by Bernini.
Italy
Rome
Navona Square
 The house where English poet, John Keats died in 1921.
Italy
Rome
Colosseum
 The Colosseum is a symbol of Rome.
Italy
Rome
Colosseum
 The Colosseum was constructed in 72 AD.
Italy
Rome
Colosseum
 Underground chambers. The stadium could seat 50,000 spectators.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 The Forum is the site of the original city. It was the seat of Roman government which ruled one of the largest empires of the ancient world.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 Palatine Hill is one of the seven hills of Rome.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 Many of Rome's writers and rulers lived on Palatine Hill including Cicero and Augustus.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 The Arch of Constantine dates from 312 AD.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 Detail of the sculptures on the Arch of Constantine.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 An aquaduct.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 The Forum is the best preserved collection of Roman buildings in Europe.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 The Arch of Titus built in 81 AD to celebrate the conquest of Jerusalem.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 The Temple of Saturn; later converted to a church.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 The Temple of Castor and Pollux (489 BC).
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 The Curia where the Roman senate would meet.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 Roman statue.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 Detail of Roman stonework.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 A magnificent trio of buildings.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 The Arch of Septimus Severus (203 AD).
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 Trajan's Forum.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 The 2nd century Trajan's Column.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 Trajan's markets.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 An early basilica.
Italy
Rome
Roman Forum
 Some of the original buildings have been converted to churches.
Italy
Rome
Etruscan Museum
 The Cerveteri sarcophagus is Etruscan and dates from 530 BC.
Italy
Rome
Pantheon
 The Pantheon was built in 27 BC by Marcus Agrippa.
Italy
Rome
 The Mausoleum of Hadrian.
Italy
Rome
 The Mausoleum of Augustus.
Italy
Rome
Museum of Roman Civilisation
 Carved scene of Roman city life.
Italy
Rome
Museum of Roman Civilisation
 The legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, with their she-wolf mother.
Italy
Rome
Museum of Roman Civilisation
 Bust of the Roman Emperor, Claudius.
Italy
Rome
Museum of Roman Civilisation
 The Emperor Tiberius.
Italy
Rome
Museum of Roman Civilisation
 The Emperor Titus.
Italy
Rome
Museum of Roman Civilisation
 Early Christian inscription.
Italy
Florence
Pitti Palace
 Odysseus returning home in disguise.
Italy
Florence
Pitti Palace
 Mathematician and astronomer, Galileo Galilei.
Italy
Florence
Pitti Palace
 "Ecce Homo" (1607) by Lodovico Cardi (Cigoli), a peronal friend of Galileo.
Italy
Florence
Pitti Palace
 Jewelry.
Italy
Florence
Duomo
 The Babtistry dates from the 8th century.
Italy
Florence
Duomo
 The Babtistry was originally a pre-Christian temple.
Italy
Florence
Duomo Museum
 The Cantoria (1438) by Luca della Robbia.
Italy
Florence
Duomo Museum
 Pieta by Michaelangelo.
Italy
Florence
Duomo Museum
 Wooden carving of the prophet Habakkuk by Donatelli.
Italy
Florence
Duomo Museum
 Wooden carving of Mary Magdalene.
Italy
Florence
Accademia Gallery
 The Accademia Gallery contains art.
Italy
Florence
Accademia Gallery
 Religious painting.
Italy
Florence
Accademia Gallery
 Unfinished sculpture by Michaelangelo.
Italy
Florence
Bargello Museum
 The museum is an art gallery.
Italy
Florence
Bargello Museum
 Silver work.
Italy
Florence
Bargello Museum
 15th century statue of the Madonna and child by Luca della Robbia.
Italy
Florence
Bargello Museum
 Bronze statue of David with the head of Goliath by Verrocchio (1475).
Italy
Florence
Medici Chapels
 The Medici tombs inside the chapel.
Italy
Florence
Santa Croce Church
 The interior contains the tombs of Michaelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Dante among others.
Italy
Pisa
Duomo
 The cathedral dates from 1064.
Italy
Pisa
Duomo
 Part of the bronze doors by Pisano.
Italy
Pisa
Duomo
 Mosaic on the inner dome.
Italy
Pisa
Duomo
 The chandelier used by Galileo to work out the theory of the pendulum.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 The Cathedral dates from 1185.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Tomb of the Norman king, Constantine, one of the Royal Tombs.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Tomb of Norman king, Roger II.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 The Treasury is the cathedral museum.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Silver carriage for Santa Rosalia.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Norman crown worn by Constance of Aragon.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 18th silver ware.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 1637 jewel encrusted silver chalice.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 16th Century Peace with Piety made from silver and gilded silver.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Enamel icon.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Detail of robe worn by Constance of Aragon.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Royal robe with bird and flowers.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Peacock on robe.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 The Crypt contains the tombs of Norman knights and nobles.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Tomb of a Norman knight.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Tomb of a knight in the crypt.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Tomb with Hellenistic symbols.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Carved Hellenistic symbols om a marble tomb.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Cathedral
 Carved tomb.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 Carthaginian foundations.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The beautiful Palatine Chapel.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The Palatine Chapel is covered with mosaics.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 Detail of a mosaic in the Palatine Chapel.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The Palatine Chapel dates from 1130.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The Palatine Chapel is in Byzantine style.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The mosaics in the Palatine Chapel show scenes from the Bible.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The roof of the Palatine Chapel is carved wood in Arabic style.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 Decorated balustrade in the Palatine Chapel.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The Hercules Room is the parliamentary debating centre.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The Hall of the Winds is part of the royal chambers.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The skylight of the Hall of the Winds.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The carved wooden ceiling of the Hall of the Winds.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The Hall of Roger.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The Hall of Roger is the bedroom of King Roger II.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 Mosaic of peacocks in the Hall of Roger.
Italy
Sicily
Palermo
Palace of the Normans
 The ceiling mosaic of the Hall of Roger.

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