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Kremlin
Definition by Liana Miate

Kremlin

The Kremlin is a fortified complex located in the centre of Moscow, Russia, which is made up of towers, high walls, palaces, and cathedrals. Construction of the Kremlin began as early as the 12th century. As one of Russia's most famous landmarks...
Electra by Sophocles
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Electra by Sophocles

Electra is a play written by the 5th-century BCE Greek tragedian Sophocles. Similar to Aeschylus' Libation Bearers, Electra focuses on the return of Electra's brother Orestes from exile and the plot to murder their mother. Years earlier...
Ruzhany Palace, Belarus - Reconstruction
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Ruzhany Palace, Belarus - Reconstruction

The Sapieha family - power-brokers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - built Ruzhany Palace in the late 1700s over the site of their earlier castle. In its heyday, Ruzhany’s famed theatre employed 100 performers. The palace also possessed...
Door Slab from the Central Palace, Nimrud
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Door Slab from the Central Palace, Nimrud

These cuneifrom inscriptions describe some of the military campaigns of the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE) and were probably first placed in a doorway of the Central Palace built by this King at Nimrud. Assyrian...
Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction
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Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction

Dungur Palace is in the Ethiopian village of Aksum—once the bustling capital of an African empire that stretched from southern Egypt to Yemen. The 6th-century mansion contains approximately 50 rooms, including a bathing area, kitchen, and...
Egyptian sphinx from Diocletian's Palace
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Egyptian sphinx from Diocletian's Palace

Diocletian's Palace was decorated with numerous granite sphinxes originating from the site of Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III. Only three have survived the centuries. This one is still located on the Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace.
Sans-Souci Palace, Haiti - Reconstruction
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Sans-Souci Palace, Haiti - Reconstruction

Revolutionary general Henry Christophe declared himself king over northern Haiti in 1811. According to one perspective, "Henry I" was a tin-pot dictator who forced his fellow Haitians back into virtual slavery and plunged the nation into...
Umayyad Palace at Anjar, Lebanon
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Umayyad Palace at Anjar, Lebanon

The colonnades of the 8th century CE Umayyad palace at Anjar (Lebanon). The palace had a central courtyard surrounded by a peristyle and incorporated decorative or architectonic elements of the Roman era.
Basement halls of Diocletian's Palace
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Basement halls of Diocletian's Palace

The basement halls of Diocletian's Palace were originally the supporting structures of the Roman emperor's residential quarters. They reflect the layout of the upper floor halls. Diocletian's Palace (Split, Croatia) was built at the turn...
Nonsuch Palace
Image by Georg Hoefnagel

Nonsuch Palace

A 1568 CE watercolour by Georg Hoefnagel of Nonsuch Palace, Surrey. The palace was built as a pleasure residence for Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) from 1538 CE. It was demolished in the 17th century CE.
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