The Ishtar Gate. Ancient Babylon, Iraq.
Built by Nebuchadnezzar II, the Ishtar Gate was one of the main entries to the city of Bablyon, capital of the Babylonian Empire. The arched gate at the left was made of brick glazed with a copper turquoise glaze alternating with unglazed brick covered with gold leaf. Lions, bulls, and dragons stride along in rows flanking the entrance. The top is crenelated (notched), and would have provided cover for archers defending the city entrances. At the right is another panel, this one from the…
The Valley of the Whales by Mohammed Ali Moussa. There is another even more ancient Egypt that is known to very few people. The Fayoum area contains some of the best preserved paleontological sites in the world, one of which is Wadi Hitan or the Valley of Whales. A remote valley in the Western Desert of Egypt 150 kilometers southwest of Cairo, the valley is located near the Al-Katrani mountain range, a valuable geological site for its rare vertebrate fossils and mega-fossils.
Inside Lascaux Cave France: Ice Age Caves Very Few Can See Today - Mapping Megan
Thomas Dowson takes us inside Lascaux Caves, France. An Ice Age Cave few have the opportunity to visit today.
Mesopotamia Image Dump 4
A well fortified city, Mari the western most sumerian style city since 5th milenium. Important trade city, destroyed and rebuilt till fin...