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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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Province
State
Place
Location
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Malta
Rabat
St Paul's Catacoombs
 The tombs were used for 500 years from the 3rd Century AD.
Malta
Hagar
Hagar Qim Temples
 The Hagar Qim Temples date from 3000 BC.
Malta
Hagar
Hagar Qim Temples
 The interior of the temple which was once covered with a stone roof.
Malta
Hagar
Hagar Qim Temples
 The doorways resemble window openings.
Malta
Hagar
Hagar Qim Temples
 Carved altar with relief of a tree on four sides.
Malta
Hagar
Hagar Qim Temples
 Stone slabs under a protective roof.
Malta
Hagar
Hagar Qim Temples
 The 2m high central pillar in a niche is unique to the site.
Malta
Hagar
Hagar Qim Temples
 The 20 tonne stone is the largest on the site.
Malta
Hagar
Hagar Qim Temples
 The remains of the west temples.
Malta
Hagar
 17th century watch tower built by the Knights of St John.
Malta
Hagar
 Memorial to Walter Cosgrave, a British Governor who died in 1927 and was buried at sea.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 The oldest of three Mnajdra Temples dates from 3600 BC.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 The main temple.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 Circular chamber.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 Chambers aligned to the sunrise at the solstices.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 Carved square hole between chambers.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 The Middle Temple is the largest.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 Fitted stones carved from limestone.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 Chamber aligned to the Winter Solstice.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 Pitted stonework typical of Malta's ancient temples.
Malta
Hagar
Mnajdra Temples
 Chamber aligned to the Summer Solstice.
Malta
Hagar
 Stone female figure typical of ancient Malta.
Mexico
Chihuahua
House of Pancho Villa
 Bust of Pancho Villa, a hero of the Mexican revolution.
Mexico
Chihuahua
House of Pancho Villa
 Bullet holes in Pancho Villa's car.
Mexico
Zacatecas
 El Eden is one of Mexico's richest silver mines.
Mexico
Zacatecas
Pedro Coronel Museum
 Meso American masks used for festivals.
Mexico
Guadalajara
Jalisco Regional Museum
 Pre-hispanic figure from Jalisco state.
Mexico
Guadalajara
Jalisco Regional Museum
 Pre-hispanic figure playing a musical instrument.
Mexico
Guadalajara
Jalisco Regional Museum
 Pre-hispanic painted ceramic.
Mexico
Guadalajara
Jalisco Regional Museum
 Cora textile.
Mexico
Guadalajara
Jalisco Regional Museum
 Cora ornament made of beads.
Mexico
Guanajuato
Diego Rivera Museum
 Diego Rivera was Mexico's most famous muralist.
Mexico
Guanajuato
Diego Rivera Museum
 Early sketches.
Mexico
Guanajuato
Regional Museum
 Pre-hispanic figure of a priest wearing a head-dress.
Mexico
Guanajuato
Regional Museum
 Pre-hispanic figure of a mother and child.
Mexico
Guanajuato
Regional Museum
 Collection of female pre-hispanic figures.
Mexico
Guanajuato
Regional Museum
 Head from the Chupícuaro culture.
Mexico
Guanajuato
Regional Museum
 Pre-hispanic plate with bird.
Mexico
Guanajuato
Regional Museum
 Pre-hispanic painted pot.
Mexico
Patzcuaro Lake
Janitzio Island
 The statue of Jose Maria Morellos was completed in the 1930s.
Mexico
Tzintzuntzan
 The ruined city of Tzintzuntzan.
Mexico
Tzintzuntzan
 The ancient city lies on the shores of Patzcuaro Lake.
Mexico
Tzintzuntzan
 Tzintzuntzan is the 14th century capital of the Tarascans.
Mexico
Tzintzuntzan
 The city dates from the 12th century.
Mexico
Tzintzuntzan
 Detail of the stonework.
Mexico
Tzintzuntzan
 The curved structure is unusual in Central America.
Mexico
Tzintzuntzan
 The city is unusual for having never fallen to the Aztecs.
Mexico
Tzintzuntzan
 The city once had a popluation of over 25 thousand.
Mexico
Tzintzuntzan
 The modern town from the ruins.
Mexico
Paricutin Volcano
San Juan de Parangaricutiro
 The village of San Juan de Parangaricutiro was covered by the 1943 eruption. Only the church steeple remains.
Mexico
Paricutin Volcano
San Juan de Parangaricutiro
 Lava flows around the church from the 1943 eruption.
Mexico
Mexico City
Zocalo
National Palace
 The palace is famous for the murals by Diego Rivera which depict the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico.
Mexico
Mexico City
Zocalo
National Palace
 The Aztec lake city of Tenochtitlan with its lakes, pyramids, causeways and floating gardens.
Mexico
Mexico City
Zocalo
National Palace
 Depictions of Aztec trade and life.
Mexico
Mexico City
Zocalo
National Palace
 Mural showing the Zapotecs working gold, mining and breeding quetzals.
Mexico
Mexico City
Zocalo
National Palace
 Diego Rivera mural showing the Tarascans fishing, using dyes and working rubber and cloth.
Mexico
Mexico City
Zocalo
National Palace
 Mural of the Totomacs showing the Pyramid of the Niches and the Voladores (flying dancers).
Mexico
Mexico City
Zocalo
National Palace
 Mural showing pre-Hispanic corn growing and tortilla making.
Mexico
Mexico City
Zocalo
National Palace
 Mural showing the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico.
Mexico
Mexico City
Zocalo
National Palace
 Mexico's Declaration of Independence.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 The Templo Mayor is the ceremonial centre of the Aztecs.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 The site was discovered in 1978 by workers building a tunnel.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Steps from the main pyramid.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Carving from the main pyramid.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Several layers of pyramids.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 One of the Aztec deities.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Statues that once stood in the ceremonial centre.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 The Templo Mayor was demolished by the Spanish when they built their capital.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 The main pyramid where sacrifices used to be made.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 The ruins include thousands of human bones from sacrifices.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Holding area for prisoners awaiting sacrifice.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 The Temple of Skulls.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Quetzlcoatl, the plumed serpent god of the Aztecs.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 A chacmul onto which the hearts of sacrificial victims would be placed.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 The Cathedral viewed from the excavations.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Aztec artifact from the site museum.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Aztec mask excavated from the ruins of the ceremonial centre.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Aztec figure.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Aztec container with carving.
Mexico
Mexico City
Templo Mayor
 Three tonne stone showing the Aztec goddess Huitzilopochtl.
Mexico
Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts
 The Palace of Fine Arts dates from the early 20th century.
Mexico
Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts
 The interior is in art deco style.
Mexico
Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts
 Mural by Diego Rivera showing how technology controls peoples' lives.
Mexico
Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts
 Anti-fascist mural by David Siqueiros.
Mexico
Mexico City
Zona Rosa
Chapultepec Park
 Chapultepec Castle was built by the Hapsburg Emperor, Maximilion, during a brief period of French rule.
Mexico
Mexico City
Coyoacan
Frida Kahlo Museum
 The house is now a museum for the artist.
Mexico
Mexico City
Coyoacan
Frida Kahlo Museum
 Bronze statue of Frida Kahlo.
Mexico
Mexico City
Coyoacan
Frida Kahlo Museum
 Frida Kahlo died in 1954.
Mexico
Mexico City
Coyoacan
Leon Trotsky Museum
 The house is now a museum.
Mexico
Mexico City
Coyoacan
Leon Trotsky Museum
 A watchtower was built because of death threats.
Mexico
Mexico City
Coyoacan
Leon Trotsky Museum
 A bust of Leon Trotsky in his study.
Mexico
Mexico City
Coyoacan
Leon Trotsky Museum
 The desk where Leon Trotsky was assassinated with an ice pick on Stalin's orders.
Mexico
Mexico City
Coyoacan
Leon Trotsky Museum
 The house from the gardens.
Mexico
Mexico City
Coyoacan
Leon Trotsky Museum
 The grave of Leon Trotsky who died in 1940.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 The Aztec stone calendar (1479) is the centrepiece of the National Museum.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Clay structure from the ancient city of Teotihuacan (200 to 600 AD).
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Figure from Teotihuacan.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Face mask from Teotihuacan.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Painted cup from the Toltec civilisation (850 to 1200).
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Toltec chacmul, for placing the hearts of sacrificial victims.

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