Photos of The Ancient World

Index To Pictures of the Ancient & Medieval World:

The art of The ancient civilisations of Europe & The Middle East. Images of the best frescoes, sculptures & pottery from Archaeological Museums & photos of the great Archaeological Sites of the Ancient World.

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INDEX | Ancient Anatolia & Turkey | The Ancient Greeks | The Hittites | The Minoans | The Mycenaeans | The Romans | Babylon
Stock Pictures of Ancient Anatolia ( Turkey )
Images of Mount Nemrut
Images of The Athens Acropolis

In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the top of Mount Nemrut a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras.

[ Visit the Nemrut Dagi Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Ruins of Ani
Images of The Athens Acropolis

Ani is a ruined and uninhabited medieval Armenian city-site situated in the Turkish province of Kars, near the border with Armenia. It was once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey.

[ Visit the Ani Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Ruins of Ani

Ani is a ruined and uninhabited medieval Armenian city-site situated in the Turkish province of Kars, near the border with Armenia. It was once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey.

[ Visit the Istanbul Archaeologoical Museum Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Mosaics of The Great Palace Istanbul
Pictures & Images of the Great Palace Roman Mosaics, Constantinople, Istanbul

Much of the art of Byzantine Eastern Roman Empire has been lost and either lies buried ar was looted & destroyed. There is little art left of the Byzantine Romans left in Constantinople ( Istanbul) but some new archaeology is revealing new treasures like the Mosaics of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Roman Emperors of Constantinople.

[See Pictures of The Great Palace Mosaics Photo Gallery ]

Pictures of The Byzantine Roman Hagia Sophia Basilica & Mosque
Pictures & images of the Byzantine Roman Hagia Sophia Basilica and its Byzantine Mosaics, Istanbul

One of the great wonders of architectural engineering of the ancient Byzantine Roman world is the great Basilica of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasophia). Its great dome bui

lt by Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century would not be surpassed in size for another 1000 years. Hagia Sophia has been a Church & a Mosque and today is a museum with some of the few remaining Byzantine Roman mosaics left in Istanbul. See photos of this magnificent building and its Byzantine & Islamic art

[ See pictures of Hagia Sophia Basilica Istanbul Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Roman Sculpture of Aphrodisias
Pictures of the Roman Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale

Aphrodisias was a small city in Caria, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor. Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias. The Aphrodisian sculptors became renowned and benefited from a plentiful supply of marble close at hand. The school of sculpture was very productive; much of their work can be seen around the site and in the museum.

[Visit Aphrodisias Roman Sculpture Museum Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Roman Archaelogical Site of Aphrodisias

Pictures of the Archaeological site of Aphrodisias, Turkey. Aphrodisias was a Greek then Roman city in Caria, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor. Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias.

[See Pictures of Aphrodisias Roman Sculpture Museum Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale
Pictures of the Roman Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale

Ephesus (Ancient Greek Ephesos; Turkish Efes) was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor. The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus and one of the most important libraries of the ancient world. The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus. Celsus is buried in a sarcophagus beneath the library .

[ Visit The EphesusPhoto Gallery ]

Images of Hittite Art
Pictures of Hittite relief sculptures

Photos of the spectacular Hittite relief sculptures from Ankora Archaeological Museum following the story of Gilgamesh.

[ Visit Hittite Art Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Hittite City of Hattusa
Pictures of Hattusa was the capital of the Hittite Empire

Hattusa was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. It collapsed with the mystersations in the 12th century BC. Hattusa is a World Heritage archaeological site.ious general collapse of Bronze age civilisation

[ Visit Hittite City of Hattusa Photo Gallery ]

 

Stock Pictures of Babylon Museum Exhibits
Images of The Ruins of Ani

Pictures & images of artefacts and art of ancient Babylon. The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the gate was constructed using a rare blue stone called lapis lazuli with alternating rows of bas-relief mu??u??u (dragons) and aurochs. Through the gate ran the Processional Way, which was lined with walls covered in lions on glazed bricks.

[ See Pictures in the Babylon Photo Gallery ]

 

 

Stock Pictures of Ancient Greece
Pictures of Minoan Art
Pictures of Minoan frescoes

Photos the spectacular Minoan frescoes of Akritiri & Knossos Crete. .

[ Visit Minoan Fresco Art Photo Gallery ]

Images of Minoan Knossos
Pictures of Minoan archaeological site is Knossos

The best known Minoan archaeological site is Knossos on Greece. Knossos has many reconstructions made by Arthur Evans which have come to symbolise what the Minoans were. Very little is actually known about the Minoans if such a separate civilisation existed apart from fragments of frescoes and an as yet un translated language Linear A . What is sure is that the Minoan inhabitants of Knossos disappeared suddenly, maybe due to the after effects of the massive volcanic eruption that blew the neighbouring Island of Santorini apart in the 1400's BC. The Minoans were replaced by the Mycenaeans

[ Visit Knossos Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Athens Acropolis  
Images of The Athens Acropolis

The great iconic symbol of Ancient Greece is the Parthenon of the Acropolis in Athens. This picture collection has photos of Parthenon & The Erechtheum temples

[ Visit the Athens Acropolis Photo Gallery ]

Pictures of The Greek Doric Temples of Agrigento, Sicily
Pictures of The Greek Doric Temples of Agrigento, Sicily

The ancient Greek city of Agrigento in Sicily used to boast 7 Doric Temples one of which, The Temple of Zeus, is thought to be the largest Greek Doric Temple ever built. Today the best preserved Doric Temple outside Greece is the Temple of Concordia at Agrigento

[ Visit Agrigento Greek Temples Photo Gallery ]

Images of Delos, Greece
Images of Delos, Greece

The island of Delos, isolated in the centre of the roughly circular ring of islands called the Cyclades, near Mykonos, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. Delos had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Today Delos is deserted apart from its famous lion statues & a few columns of temples of its World Heritage archaeological site.

[ Visit the Delos Photo Gallery ]

Pictures of Delphi Archeaological Site

Pictures & images of the of the most famous cities of the ancient world was Delphi. Famed for its Oracle that gave cryptic advise to the great of the Ancient World, Delphi became fabulously rich.Delphi is situated high above the coastal plain in a natural amphitheatre below the peak of Mount Parnassus making its position one of the most spectacular of the Ancient World.

[ See Photo Gallery of Pictures of Delphi Archaeological site ]

 

Images of The Greek Doric Temples of Selinunte, Sicily
Images of The Greek Doric Temples of Selinunte, Sicily

At the end of the Punic Wars Selinunte was held by the Cathaginians. Before the close of the war (about 250 BC), when the Carthaginians were beginning to contract their operations, and confine themselves to the defense of as few points as possible, they removed all the inhabitants of Selinunte to Lilybaeum and destroyed the city. Today one great Doric Temple stands alone on a deserted site

[ Visit the Selinunte Greek Temples Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Greek Temples of Greece, Turkey & Sicily

The Greeks of the ancient world spread around the mediteraenean with city states from the Ionian Turkish coast to southern Italy & Sicily. This Greek Temple picture collection has images of Greek Templs in Greece, Turkey & Sicily.

[See Photo Gallery of Pictures of Greek Temple ]

Pictures of the Sculptures from Delpi Archeaological Museum
Picture of Greek & Roman Statues from Delphi Archaeological Museum

One of the greatest cities of the ancient world was Delphi. Famed for its Oracle that gave cryptic advise to the great of the Ancient World, Delphi became fabulously rich. Some of its greatest treasures can be seen in the Delphi Archaeological Museum

[ See Photo Gallery of Pictures of Delphi Museum]

Pictures of the Sculptures from Athens Archeaological Museum
Athens Archaeological Museum is one of the great Archaeological of the ancient Greeks & Romans. Its archaeological finds range from Archaic Greece to Roman Byzantine Greece.

[ See Photo Gallery of Pictures of Athens Archaeological Museu ]

Images of Mycenaean Art
Pictures of Mycenaean art frescoes

Photos the spectacular Mycenaean art frescoes of Tiryns , Mycenaean pottery & gold death masks of Mycenae.

[ Visit Mycenaean Art Photo Gallery ]

 

Stock Pictures of The Hittites
Images of Hittite Art
Pictures of Hittite relief sculptures

Photos of the spectacular Hittite relief sculptures from Ankora Archaeological Museum following the story of Gilgamesh.

[ Visit Hittite Art Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Hittite City of Hattusa
Pictures of Hattusa was the capital of the Hittite Empire

Hattusa was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. It collapsed with the mysterious general collapse of Bronze age civilisations in the 12th century BC. Hattusa is a World Heritage archaeological site.

[ Visit Hittite City of Hattusa Photo Gallery ]

Stock Pictures of The Minoans
Pictures of Minoan Art
Pictures of Minoan frescoes

Photos the spectacular Minoan frescoes of Akritiri & Knossos Crete. .

[ Visit Minoan Fresco Art Photo Gallery ]

Images of Minoan Knossos
Pictures of Minoan archaeological site is Knossos

The best known Minoan archaeological site is Knossos on Greece. Knossos has many reconstructions made by Arthur Evans which have come to symbolise what the Minoans were. Very little is actually known about the Minoans if such a separate civilisation existed apart from fragments of frescoes and an as yet un translated language Linear A . What is sure is that the Minoan inhabitants of Knossos disappeared suddenly, maybe due to the after effects of the massive volcanic eruption that blew the neighbouring Island of Santorini apart in the 1400's BC. The Minoans were replaced by the Mycenaeans

[ Visit Knossos Photo Gallery ]

Stock Pictures of The Mycenaeans
Images of Mycenaean Art
Pictures of Mycenaean art frescoes

Photos the spectacular Mycenaean art frescoes of Tiryns , Mycenaean pottery & gold death masks of Mycenae.

[ Visit Mycenaean Art Photo Gallery ]

Stock Pictures of The Ancient Romans
Images of The Roman Sculpture of Aphrodisias
Pictures of the Roman Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale

Aphrodisias was a small city in Caria, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor. Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias. The Aphrodisian sculptors became renowned and benefited from a plentiful supply of marble close at hand. The school of sculpture was very productive; much of their work can be seen around the site and in the museum.

[ Visit Aphrodisias Roman Sculpture Museum Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Roman Archaelogical Site of Aphrodisias

Pictures of the Archaeological site of Aphrodisias, Turkey. Aphrodisias was a Greek then Roman city in Caria, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor. Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias.

[See Pictuares of Aphrodisias Roman Sculpture Museum Photo Gallery ]

 

Images of The Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale
Pictures of the Roman Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale

Ephesus (Ancient Greek Ephesos; Turkish Efes) was an ancient Greek city, and later major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor. The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus and one of the most important libraries of the ancient world. The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus. Celsus is buried in a sarcophagus beneath the library .

[ Visit The EphesusPhoto Gallery ]

Images of The Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale
Pictures of the Roman Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale

The Villa Romana del Casale ids in Sicily & Contains the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world and is a World Heritage archaeological site.

[ Visit Villa Ramana del Casale Photo Gallery ]

Images of The Mosaics of The Great Palace Istanbul
Pictures & Images of the Great Palace Roman Mosaics, Constantinople, Istanbul

Much of the art of Byzantine Eastern Roman Empire in Istanbul has been lost and either lies buried ar was looted, destroyed or, like the Great Palace, built on. There is little art left of the Byzantine Romans left in Constantinople ( Istanbul ) but some new archaeology is revealing new treasures like the Mosaics of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Roman Emperors of Constantinople which today is mostly under the Blue Mosque.

[See Pictures of The Great Palace Mosaics Photo Gallery ]

Pictures of The Byzantine Roman Hagia Sophia Basilica & Mosque
Pictures & images of the Byzantine Roman Hagia Sophia Basilica and its Byzantine Mosaics, Istanbul

One of the great wonders of architectural engineering of the ancient Byzantine Roman world is the great Basilica of Hagia Sophia ( Ayasophia). Its great dome built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century would not be surpassed in size for another 1000 years. Hagia Sophia has been an Orthodox & Catholic Church as well as a Mosque and today it is a non secular museum with some of the few remaining Byzantine Roman mosaics left in Istanbul. See photos of this magnificent building and its Byzantine & Islamic art

[ See pictures of Hagia Sophia Basilica Istanbul Photo Gallery ]

 

This specialist photo collection shows pictures of the very best art & archaeological sites of the Ancient world in Europe & the Middle East. This is a unique resource for picture editors & researchers to browse or buy images of the Ancient World.

All images in the Ancient World collections are by travel photographer Paul Williams & are available to license & download as stock photos or to buy as prints or cards. All photos are rights reserved but maybe used by students for college projects. © Paul Williams 2012

 

 
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