Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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...

Massawa Old City

Sturdy and tenacious, like Eritreans themselves, Massawa City has survived throughout the centuries. This old port city preserves an ensemble of wonderful Ottoman architecture. Urban...

El Mirador – ancient Maya metropolis

The thick forest cover in the heart of the ancient land of Maya could not cover these giant buildings - even thousands of years...

Joya de Cerén (Joya de Ceren)

Many centuries ago the Mayan village, now called Joya de Ceren, experienced sudden disaster - the eruption of nearby Loma volcano covered the village...

Persepolis

If one compares Persepolis to the marvels of modern architecture it becomes clear: not that much has been achieved over the last 2500 years....

Ostuni – the White City

When approaching from the Adriatic Sea, Ostuni looks like a mountain of white houses rising from the green olive plantations. This ancient town is...