Sunday, July 22, 2018

Ancient cities and towns

Hisarya walled Roman town

For millenia people are attracted to the hot springs in Hisarya town. Almost two thousand years ago the town was taken by Roman Empire...

Masada

Best known monument of the Jewish resistance against foreign occupation is Masada - an impressive fortress not far from the Dead Sea. According to...

Petra

There are hundreds of magnificent ancient cities around the world but none is similar to Petra. This amazing city was developed by Nabateans in...

Nimrud

It was almost 3 millenia ago when Nimrud was a sophisticated and splendid city - the capital of the great Assyrian Empire. The early 21st...

Merv

Nothing is forever - even Merv today is in ruins. This city existed for some 2000 years and for a while it was the...

Palmyra

One of the richest and most sophisticated cities of antiquity was Palmyra. Today one can only imagine what impression this beautiful city left on...

Patan Durbar Square

Nepal is much more than Himalaya. Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu Valley clearly illustrates this - this ancient city is a treasure trove of...

Mahasthangarh

True wonder of the ancient past of Bangladesh is Mahasthangarh. This enormous city was founded at 300 BC or even earlier and served as...

Ancient Carthage

There is little left of the ancient metropolis of Mediterranean - Carthage. Here and there among the buildings in the eastern suburbs of Tunis...

Leptis Magna

One of the best preserved Ancient Roman city in the world (next to Palmyra, Jerash, Herculanum and Pompeii) is Leptis Magna in Libya. It...