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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


Religion
Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Islam
Tunisia
Tunis
 The Zitouna Mosque in the Tunis medina contains 200 Roman columns from Carthage.
Islam
Tunisia
Kairouan
 The three level minaret at the 9th century Great Mosque dates from the 728 (Kairouan).
Islam
Tunisia
Kairouan
 The Mosque of Three Doors (866 AD) was founded by a holy man from Cordoba.
Islam
Tunisia
Sousse
 The Great Mosque in Sousse was built in 851 and is adapted from an existing kasbah. It has no minarets.
Islam
Tunisia
Mahdia
 The Mustapha Hamza Mosque in Mahdia.
Islam
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Blue Mosque has six minarets and was built in 1616.
Islam
Turkey
Iznik
 The Yesil Mosque dates from 1492.
Islam
Turkey
Bursa
 The decorated gateway of the Yesil Mosque built in 1424.
Islam
Turkey
Bursa
 The Muradiye Mosque in Bursa dates from 1462. Many Ottoman princes are buried within its grounds.
Islam
Turkey
Milas
 The Orhan Bey Mosque in Milas dates from 1330.
Islam
Turkey
Konya
 The Aziziye Mosque (1874) in Konya, a city of mosques.
Islam
Turkey
Cappadocia
Uchisar
 Mosque at Uchisar.
Islam
Turkey
Kayseri
 The Huant Hatun Mosque in Kayseri dates from 1228.
Islam
Turkey
Ankara
 The Haji Bayram Mosque was built over a Byzantine church.
The church was built on the site of a Phrygian temple.
Islam
Turkey
Diyabakir
 The Arabic style Melak Ahmed Mosque dates from the 16th century.
Islam
Turkey
Urfa
 The Arabic style Abdur Rahman Mosque with its sacred pool in the city of Urfa.
Islam
Uganda
Kampala
 The Aga Khan Islamic Centre.
Islam
Uganda
Kampala
Gadaffi Mosque
 The Gadaffi Mosque is set on top of one of the city's many hills.
Islam
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
 The Grand Mosque in Dubai.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Registan
Tilla Kari Medressa
 The interior of the mosque attached to the medressa.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
 The 35m high gate of the mosque.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Shakhrisabz
Kok-Gumbaz Mosque
 Gate in the courtyard of the mosque.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Kalon Mosque
 The 16th century Kalon Mosque holds up to 10,000 people.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
The Ark
 The 17th century Juma Mosque has wooden columns and roof.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bolo-Hauz Mosque
 The Bolo-Hauz Mosque was built in 1718.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bakhautdin Shrine
 Mosque with fat minaret.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Chor Bakr
 The Juma Mosque dates from the 16th century.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Juma Mosque
 The mosque contains 218 wooden columns, some dating from the 10th century.
Islam
Uzbekistan
Tashkent
 The 15th century Juma Mosque.
Islam
Yemen
Thilla
 The mosque below the fort.
Jainism
India
Rajasthan
Ajmer
Nasiyan Temple
The red Nasiyan Temple is Jain.
Jainism
India
Rajasthan
Ranakpur
Chaumukha Temple
 Adinath, the first Jain teacher.
Jainism
India
Rajasthan
Osian
Jain teacher.
Jainism
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
 Interior of one of the five Dilwara Temples dating from 1081.
Jainism
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
Delicately carved ceiling dome.
Jainism
India
West Bengal
Calcutta
Sitambara Temple
 The Sitambara Temple dates from 1867.
Jainism
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 At the top of the hill is a 17m high monolithic statue of Gommateswara.
Jainism
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The 9th century temples at Hemakuta Hill.
Jainism
India
Karnataka
Badami
Jain Cave
 A seated tirthanka (Jain teacher) in the Jain Cave.
Jainism
India
Madhya Pradesh
Indore
 Kanch Mandir has glass floors, walls and ceiling - note the glass steps.
Jainism
India
Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho
Three Jain teachers.
Jainism
India
Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho
Parsvanath Temple
 The Parsvanath Temple is Jain rather than Hindu.
Jainism
Uganda
Kampala
 Statues of Tirthankas (teachers) inside a Jain temple.
Judaism
Bosnia Hercegovina
Sarajevo
 The Old Synagogue dates from 1581.
Judaism
Czech Republic
Prague
 The New Synangogue (1270). This is Europe's oldest active synagogue.
Judaism
Georgia
Tbilisi
Old City
Tbilisi Synagogue
 The view of the interior.
Judaism
India
Kerala
Cochin
Paradesi Synagogue
 The Paradesi Synagogue in Cochin is the oldest in India, dating from 1568.
Judaism
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
Old City
Jewish Quarter
 The Western (Wailing) Wall is all that remains of Solomon's temple in Jerusalem. It is the holiest site of Judaism.
Judaism
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Safed
 The Arc of the Covenant in the 19th century Ha'ari Synagogue in Safed.
Judaism
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
 A 17th century synagogue.
Judaism
Lithuania
Vilnius
 The synagogue (built 1894) is the only one to survive the Nazi occupation.
Judaism
Poland
Krakow
Kazimierz
 Remu'h Synagogue in Kazimierz (Krakow) dates from 1553.
Judaism
Romania
Transylvania
Brasov
 Detail from the main synagogue in Brasov.
Judaism
United States of America
California
Los Angeles
Hollywood
 Haarei Tehia Synagogue.
Judaism
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
 The Lyabi-Hauz Synagogue.
Karaites
Lithuania
Trakai
 A Kenessa. The Karaites are a Turkic minority who practice an early form of Judaism.
Mayan
Guatemala
Cotzumalhuapa
El Baul
 Quiche shaman tending a shrine dating from 5th century AD.
Mayan
Guatemala
Chichicastenango
 Mayan women performing Mayan rituals outside the main church.
Mayan
Guatemala
Lake Atitlan
Santiago de Atitlan
House of Maximone
 Maximone is a cross between a Mayan god, the Conquisterdors and Judas Iscariot. He is the smoking and drinking god.
Mayan
Guatemala
Zunil
 Maximone is a tailor's dummy worshipped as a combination of Mayan god, Judas iscariot and conquisterdor.
Parsee
India
Maharashtra
Mumbai
 A Persian style Parsee temple.
Parsee
Pakistan
Karachi
 A Parsee temple. The Parsees are the fire worshipping descendants of Persian Zoroastrinism.
Parsee
Pakistan
Karachi
A Parsee Tower of Silence where the dead are laid to be eaten by vultures.
Shinto
Japan
Tokyo
Meiji Shrine
 The shrine is set in an extensive garden.
Shinto
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 Guardian from the Nio Mon Gate.
Shinto
Japan
Kyoto
Heian-Jingu Shrine
 The Heian-Jingu shrine is a Shinto monastery.
Shinto
Japan
Kyoto
Sanjusangendo Temple
 The temple houses 1001 life size staues of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy.
Shinto
Japan
Kyoto
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
 The god of agriculture.
Shinto
Japan
Kyoto
Yasaka-Jinja Temple
 Shrine with lamps.
Sikhism
India
Delhi
Old Delhi
Sri Guru Tegh Banadur
The dark interior.
Sikhism
India
Punjab
Amritsar
Golden Temple
 The Golden Temple was built in 1764.
Sikhism
India
Madhya Pradesh
Indore
 A gurdwala (Sikh temple) in Indore.
Sikhism
Malaysia
Melaka
 The Sikh Temple.
Sikhism
Uganda
Kampala
 The shrine of a Sikh temple.
Taoism
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Golden Temple
 The gardens of the Golden Temple, built in 1602.
Taoism
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
Temple of Mystery
 The Temple of Mystery in Suzhou.
Taoism
China
Henan
Shaolin Monastery
 The Taoist Zhong Yue Temple.
Taoism
Malaysia
Melaka
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
 The altar.
Taoism
Malaysia
Cameron Highlands
Sam Poh Temple
 Statues in the temple.
Taoism
Singapore
Singapore
Chinatown
 A typical Chinese Taoist temple.
Taoism
Singapore
Singapore
Chinatown
Wak Hai Cheng Bio Temple
 The Chinese Wak Hai Cheng Bio Temple.
Taoism
Singapore
Singapore
Chinatown
Thian Hock Keng Temple
 The Thian Hock Keng Temple.
Taoism
Taiwan
Taipei
Taoist Temple
 Detail from a door of the main Taoist temple of Taipei.
Taoism
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Cholon
 A statue of Lao Tse, founder of Taoism, in the Khanh Van Nam Pagoda (1942).
Zoroastrinism
Iran
Yazd
Zoroastrian Fire Temple
 The Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd dates from 1934.
Zoroastrinism
Iran
Chak Chak
Zoroastrian Temple
 The Zoroastrian temple at Chak Chak is in a cave.

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