Ctesiphon was an ancient city and trade center on the east bank of the Tigris River founded during the reign of Mithridates I (the Great, 171-132 BCE). It is best known in the modern day for the single-span arch, Taq Kasra, which is the most...
Unified Silla Kingdom
The Unified Silla Kingdom (668- 935 CE) was the first dynasty to rule over the whole of the Korean peninsula. After centuries of battles with the other states of the Three Kingdoms Period (57 BCE - 668 CE) Silla benefitted from the help of...
Lake Titicaca is located between Bolivia and Peru and, at an altitude of 3,800 metres (12,500 feet), it is the world's highest navigable lake. The tundra plain known as the altiplano stretches to the south and was the location of Tiwanaku...
Distinctive Bhutanese Architecture
The distinctive architecture of Bhutan. A building in Thimphu.
Medieval Architecture in Stein-am-Rhein, Switzerland
Stein-am-Rhein, Switzerland is famed for its medieval timber architecture. One can frequently observe medieval and early modern frescoes on the timber structures, and some even feature bay windows. Stein-am Rhein has a long history and was...
Distinctive Bhutanese Architecture in Paro.
Contemporary Bhutanese buildings are often reconstructions of traditional and distinctive architecture. This photo shows modern offices and shops in the main street of Paro.
Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery
Tatev Monastery was one of medieval Armenia's most important religious and cultural centers during the Middle Ages. It's renown for its stone architecture and location on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village in Syunik Province in...
Unique Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery
Tatev Monastery was one of medieval Armenia's most important religious and cultural centers during the Middle Ages. It's famous throughout the Caucasus for its stone architecture and location on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village...
Legacy of the Ancient Romans
The legacy of the ancient Romans – from both the time of the Roman Republic (509-27 BCE) and the time of the Roman Empire (27 BCE - 476 CE) – exerted a significant influence on succeeding cultures and is still felt around the world in the...
Visitor’s Guide to the Monuments of Hadrian’s Villa
Hadrian’s Villa near Tivoli, Italy, is an opulent, sprawling garden-villa covering some 120 hectares (296 acres). It was built by Emperor Hadrian (76-138 CE) between 125-134 CE for use as his country estate, although the land may have originally...