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Province
State
Place
Location
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Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 Caeserea is named after the Roman Emperor Augustus.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 Caeserea was founded as a port by the Phonoecians in the 4th century BC.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 The city was Greek from 323 BC and was rebuilt by Herod The Great in 22 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 The amphitheatre is a city built by Herod The Great in honour of the emperor Augustus.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 The Crusader walls were built by Louis IX.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 The Crusader walls date from 1254.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 The Cathedral of Paul. Legend is that the Holy Grail was found here by the Crusader king, Baldwin in 1101.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 The site has many stone buildings.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 An old church.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 Visitors in the Crusader cloisters.
Israel / Palestine
Caeserea
 The only inscription that mentions Pontius Pilate who lived in the city from 26 to 36.
Israel / Palestine
Ramla
 The White Tower Mosque dates from 1267 and was used as a military base by both Napoleon and Allenby.
Israel / Palestine
Ramla
 Ruins of a cathedral.
Israel / Palestine
Ramla
 A mosque that was once a church.
Israel / Palestine
Lod
St George
 The mosque is built over a 6th century Byzantine church.
Israel / Palestine
Ashqelon
 The ancient city was founded by the Canaanites and dates from 1800 BC.
Israel / Palestine
Ashqelon
 The Philistines turned the city into a port in 1200 BC. It was later invaded by Phonoecians and Assyrians.
Israel / Palestine
Ashqelon
 Atlas holding a globe from the Hellenic period.
Israel / Palestine
Ashqelon
 Remnants of the city walls built by Richard The Lionheart during his clash with Saladin between 1187 to 1192.
Israel / Palestine
Bet Guvrin
 Bet Guvrin is a desolate region dotted with ruins.
Israel / Palestine
Bet Guvrin
 The Bell Cave was built by the Phonoecians.
Israel / Palestine
Bet Guvrin
 Ruins of an Arab village.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 The city of Avdat is set on a hilltop in the Negev Desert.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 The hilltop city dates from the 3rd century BC.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 Avdat is a 3rd century BC Nabatean city.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 The city became Roman then Christian.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 The site contains many stone atrefacts.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 The 4th century church of St Theodoros.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 Carving on the outside of a church.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 An ancient square.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 View from Avdat.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 A sepulchal church.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 The entrance to the sepulchal church.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Avdat
 The interior of the sepulchal church.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Mamshit
 Mamshit is a Nabatean site in the Negev Desert.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Mamshit
 Ruins of a 5th century basilica.
Israel / Palestine
Negev
Mamshit
 Ruins of Mamshit.
Israel / Palestine
Mount Tabor
 The Crusader arch.
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.

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