Iran - Persepolis

2 lamassu on the western portal of the Gate of All Nations, entrance to Persepolis (modern day Iran). The Lamassu is an apotrope, a mythological creature that wards off evil, originating in Babylonia and Assyria.

northern-waters: Persepolis

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran / The Gate of all Nations

Achaemenid architecture / the Gate of All Nations, Persepolis, 5th century BC, Iran

Achaemenid architecture / the Gate of All Nations, Persepolis, century BCE, Iran

archaeoart: Ruins of Persepolis, Iran, circa 1923.

didoofcarthage: “ “Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Gate of All Lands, Colossal Sculptures Depicting Heads of a Bull: View before Excavation, Looking North-East” glass negative Freer and Sackler Archives ”

Statue of Great king Cyrus in Shiraz City. Iran

Statue of Great king Cyrus in Shiraz City,Mana Tahviyeh Co Representative of Hitecsa & Adisa from Spain.

http://www.timediver.de/Islamische_Republik_Iran_Persepolis.html

http://www.timediver.de/Islamische_Republik_Iran_Persepolis.html

Persepolis - Iran  * The massive palace complex of Persepolis was the glory of the Persian Empire at its peak.  After Alexander the Great sacked the palace in 330 B.C., the ruins disappeared into the sands until archaeologists from the University of Chicago uncovered them in the 1930s.

Persepolis - Iran * The massive palace complex of Persepolis was the glory of the Persian Empire at its peak. After Alexander the Great sacked the palace in 330 B.C., the ruins disappeared into the sands until archaeologists from the University of Chicago uncovered them in the 1930s.

High quality vintage art reproduction by Buyenlarge. One of many rare and wonderful images brought forward in time. I hope they bring you pleasure each and every time you look at them.

Temple of Jupiter

High quality vintage art reproduction by Buyenlarge. One of many rare and wonderful images brought forward in time. I hope they bring you pleasure each and ever

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castle ruins, Scotland

I had serious Dejavu when I first looked at this picture & it took me back to a dream from years ago. Ancient Castle Ruins, Scotland photo via whimsical.

Escaping to Cornwall

Escaping to Cornwall & Devon this autumn...

The ruins of Tintagel Castle, Cornwall UK "Steeped in myths and mystery, this is a spectacular place which has inspired artists and writers throughout history who have associated it with the legend of King Arthur and the story of Tristan and Isolde"

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