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Photos marked as were added from 30 June 2018.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 Geometrically carved stone wall.
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 Unexcavated pyramid.
Mexico
Yucatan
Loltun Caves
 An Olmec head.
Mexico
Yucatan
Loltun Caves
 Early Mayan wall paintings.
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
 The Mayan Puuc style site of Kabah flourished between the 7th and 11th centuries.
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 The Palace of Masks is in Mayan Puuc style.
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 The facade of the palace is covered with 300 masks of Chac, the Mayan rain god.
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Detail of a wall with Chac masks.
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Each mask of the rain god, Chac, is made from 25 separate carved stones fitted together.
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Geometric patterns and a human figure.
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Impressive stone work zig zag patterns.
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Carved columns.
Mexico
Yucatan
Sayil
 The three storey palace at Sayil is 85m long and is in Mayan Puuc style.
Mexico
Yucatan
Sayil
 Close view of the palace which was abandoned in 1000.
Mexico
Yucatan
Sayil
 The lower level of the palace.
Mexico
Yucatan
Sayil
 Unexcavated structure.
Mexico
Yucatan
Xlapac
 Xlapac is one of the many Puuc Mayan sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Mexico
Yucatan
Xlapac
 Palace with mosaics of Chac, the rain god.
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 Labna is a small Mayan ceremonial site.
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 The site was constructed around 862.
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 El Mirador is a ruined pyramid with a 5m high roofcomb.
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 El Arco is 3m wide and 6m high.
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 Geometric stucco work.
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 A raised limestone roadway known as a sacbe.
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 The Palace is a two storey structure.
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 Carved columns.
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 The Mayan rain god, Chac.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
 Tulum is an ancient city set by the sea.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
 Tulum is a late Mayan site dating from the 12th century.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
 The site is not pure Mayan and has Toltec influence.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
El Castillo
 El Castillo is a ceremonial centre.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
Temple of the Paintings
 The temple has reliefs of faces on the outside.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
Temple of the Paintings
 Mayan paintings inside the temple.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
Temple of the Paintings
 The two storey Temple of the Paintings.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
El Castillo
 View of El Castillo.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
El Castillo
 El Castillo is the tallest structure in the site.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
El Castillo
 The building is 7.5m tall.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
El Castillo
 The temple is dedicated to the Sun shown as a falling god.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
Grand Palace
 The Grand Palace is one of the largest structures.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
Grand Palace
 The palace has a thatched roof.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
Grand Palace
 The inner couryard of the palace.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
 View around Tulum.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
Temple of the Wind God
 The Temple of the Wind God.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
Temple of the Wind God
 The temple is on a hill overlooking the sea.
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
Temple of the Wind God
 View of the coast.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
 Coba is set in dense rainforest dotted with lakes.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
 Coba was the largest Mayan city.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
Temple of the Churches
 The Temple of the Churches.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
Temple of the Churches
 The Temple of the Churches is a pyramid reaching up to the tree tops.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
Temple of the Churches
 The temple is in Tikal style.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
 Coba flourished between 600 and 900.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
 At the city's height 40 thousand people lived here.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
 The Temple of the Paintings.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
 Many structures are fronted with carved stele.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
Nohoch Mul
 Nohoch Mul is the tallest structure in the Yucatan.
Mexico
Yucatan
Coba
Nohoch Mul
 The pyramid is 42m high and has 120 steps.
Moldova
Chisinau
Archeology and History Museum
 The Archeology and History Museum is set in an elegant building.
Moldova
Chisinau
Archeology and History Museum
 3rd century BC ceramics from the Cucuteni-Tripolie culture in the small museum.
Moldova
Chisinau
Archeology and History Museum
 The 18th century Blessed Virgin of Kazan icon.
Moldova
Chisinau
Archeology and History Museum
 Ceiling from one of the rooms in the museum.
Moldova
Chisinau
Archeology and History Museum
 16th century Orthodox wall hanging.
Moldova
Chisinau
Archeology and History Museum
 World War II diorama.
Moldova
Orheiul Vechi
 Clifftop structures mark the location of the 13th century cave monastery at Orheiul Vechi.
Moldova
Orheiul Vechi
 The 13th century cave monastery carved within a limestone cliff.
Moldova
Orheiul Vechi
 Belltower and crucifix on the clifftop.
Moldova
Orheiul Vechi
 The 13th century cave monastery.
Moldova
Orheiul Vechi
 On a ledge of the cave monastery overlooking a misty Raut River at Orheiul Vechi.
Moldova
Orheiul Vechi
 Caves where monks slept.
Moldova
Orheiul Vechi
 Belltower overlooking the Raut River.
Moldova
Orheiul Vechi
 The Church of the Ascension of St Mary is set on a cliff.
Moldova
Cricova
 A small part of the 120km of tunnels up to 82m deep where wine is matured at Cricova.
Moldova
Cricova
 Large oak barrels for maturing wine at the underground city of Cricova.
Moldova
Cricova
 The tunnels were originally a limestone mine.
Moldova
Cricova
 Some of the millions of wine bottles being stored.
Moldova
Cricova
 Valuable wine collections.
Moldova
Cricova
 Part of the wine collection of Nazi Herman Goering which was confiscated by the Soviet Army.
Moldova
Cricova
 Wine collection of former Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
Moldova
Cricova
 Wine tasting room at Cricova, 80m underground.
Monaco
Monaco
Monaco Ville
Royal Palace
 Memorial for Prince Albert I.
Montenegro
Kotor
 The walls of the city climb up the hill behind the old town.
Montenegro
Kotor
 The walls climbing the mountain behind the town.
Montenegro
Kotor
 Fortifications at the summit of the hills.
Montenegro
Budvar
Church of St Trojice
 Mosaics over the entrance of the church.
Montenegro
Petrovac
 The 16th century Venetian fortress guarding the bay.
Morocco
Volubilis
 The Roman city of Volubilis.
Morocco
Volubilis
 Volubilis has many mosaics in excellent condition.
Morocco
Tangiers
Kasbah
 Dar el Makhzen is a 17th century palace.
Morocco
Asilah
 The Portuguese ramparts reach to the sea.
Morocco
Asilah
 The ramparts date from the 15th century.
Myanmar
Rangoon
Shwedagon Pagoda
 A pagoda has existed on this site for over 2500 years.
Myanmar
Rangoon
Shwedagon Pagoda
 The pagoda dates from 1769.
Myanmar
Rangoon
Shwedagon Pagoda
 The earliest structures date from the Mon period in the 6th century.
Myanmar
Mandalay
Sandamuni Pagoda
 Multiple towers.
Myanmar
Mandalay
Sandamuni Pagoda
 Carved gateway.
Myanmar
Mandalay
Atumashi Monastery
 The stone base of the monastery. The upper wooden section was destroyed in a fire in 1890.
Myanmar
Mandalay
Atumashi Monastery
 Exquisite carvings.
Myanmar
Mandalay
Atumashi Monastery
 Carved gateway.
Myanmar
Mandalay
Shwenadaw Monastery
 Wooden carvings.
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mahamuni Pagoda
 A khmer statue.
Myanmar
Mandalay
Mahamuni Pagoda
 Enormous bronze gong with Burmese writing.

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