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Doric Temple of Juno, Agrigento
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Doric Temple of Juno, Agrigento

The Doric temple attributed to Juno Lacinia but dating from c. 450 BCE, Agrigento, Sicily. The columns are a good example of entasis - the thickening at the base and centre of columns to give the optical illusion of being perfectly perpendicular...
The Basilica of Pompeii
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The Basilica of Pompeii

The Basilica of Pompeii stands near the west corner of the Forum and is the oldest and most important public building in the town. Covering an area of 1,500 square metres, it was built around 130-120 BCE and is one of the oldest examples...
Rajagopuram, Arunachaleshwara Temple
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Rajagopuram, Arunachaleshwara Temple

The eastern and the tallest Gopuram (also known as Rajagopuram) at the entrance of the Arunachaleshwara Temple in Tiruvannamalai, India. It has 11 stories on a base made of granite, measuring 135 ft (41 m) by 98 ft (30 m). It was begun by...
Achaemenid Woman
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Achaemenid Woman

Gold fitting depicting a woman wearing a Persian robe and diadem. 6th-4th century BCE, Iran.
Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Reconstructed
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Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Reconstructed

A reconstruction of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. The statue was built by Phidias in the 5th Century BCE and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Private Bath Complex of Villa San Marco in Stabiae
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Private Bath Complex of Villa San Marco in Stabiae

The tetrastyle atrium of the private bath complex of Villa San Marco at Stabiae (Italy). It is decorated in the Fourth Pompeian Style with red panels on a black background. 1st century CE.
Chateau de la Roche Courbon
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Chateau de la Roche Courbon

The Chateau de la Roche Courbon, Charente-Maritime, France. Built in the 15th century CE, the chateau was extensively modified in the 17th century CE.
Reconstruction of Area Sacra di Largo Argentina, Rome
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Reconstruction of Area Sacra di Largo Argentina, Rome

A digital reconstruction Temple B in the Area Sacra di Largo Argentina, Rome. The reconstruction is based on how the temple may have appeared when it was built in 101 BCE. Made by NeoMam Studios and THISISRENDER in collaboration with Expedia...
Facade of Basilica of S. Andrea, Mantua by Alberti
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Facade of Basilica of S. Andrea, Mantua by Alberti

The facade of the Basilica of S. Andrea in Mantua, Italy. Designed c. 1470 CE by the Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472 CE).
San Giorgio Maggiore Church, Venice
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San Giorgio Maggiore Church, Venice

The San Giorgio Maggiore Church in Venice. Designed by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580 CE) in 1566 CE although not completed until 1610 CE.