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Hellenistic Palace Qasr Al-Abd
Imageby Carole Raddato

Hellenistic Palace Qasr Al-Abd

Qasr Al-Abd is a Hellenistic palace dating from approximately 200 BCE whose ruins stand in western Jordan, approximately 17 kilometers west of Amman. It is a two-story stone structure (measuring about 40 meters by 20 meters, and 13 meters...
Mariinsky Palace, Kyiv
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Mariinsky Palace, Kyiv

The Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv was built in 1747–1755 by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. The palace was designed for Empress Elizabeth I in the rococo style. Photo credits: Roman Naumov
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.
Nonsuch Palace
Imageby 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.
Qal'eh Dokhtar Palace, Fizurabad, Iran - Reconstruction
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Qal'eh Dokhtar Palace, Fizurabad, Iran - Reconstruction

Qal’eh Dokhar was built by Ardašīr I as a “barrier fortress” during his 3rd century founding of the Sasanian Empire in Iran. The fortress’s third floor housed his royal residence but was eventually supplanted by a greater palace he built...
Queen's Megaron of the Palace of Knossos
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Queen's Megaron of the Palace of Knossos

The largely restored Queen's Megaron of the Palace of Knossos, Crete. The room was adorned with frescoes which today are preserved as copies in their original position. The most striking is the fresco of the Dolphins which decorated the upper...
Lamassu from Ashurnasirpal II Palace
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Lamassu from Ashurnasirpal II Palace

This is a pair of guardian figures (winged human-headed lions) that flanked one of the entrances into the throne room of Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE). Stone mythological guardians, sculpted in relief or in the round, were often placed at...
Colossal statue of a winged lion from the North-West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II
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Colossal statue of a winged lion from the North-West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq Neo-Assyrian, about 883-859 BC Protection for the royal palace from the forces of chaos This is one of a pair of guardian figures that flanked one of the entrances into the throne room of Ashurnasirpal...
Alabaster Panel from the Central Palace of Tiglath Pileser III
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Alabaster Panel from the Central Palace of Tiglath Pileser III

This alabaster panel was part of the decorative scheme of the palace of King Tiglath Pileser III (reigned 745-727 BCE) at Kalhu. The king is shown in his chariot, while in another scene above Assyrian soldiers drive out prisoners and flocks...
Sarai Is Taken to Pharaoh's Palace
Imageby James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Sarai Is Taken to Pharaoh's Palace

Sarai (Sarah) Is Taken to Pharaoh's Palace by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, c. 1896-1902 CE. Jewish Museum, New York
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