THE ANCIENT CITIES

Africa, Tunisia. The Bardo Museum, originally a 13th century Hafside palace, located in the suburbs of the Tunis's capital of the same name. The collection of Roman mosaics in the Bardo museum is considered to be one of the best in the world. Here you can see one of such exhibits. It was floor or ceiling of some ancient Roman building.



Whole mosaic



The element of mosaic






Again Tunisia. This time the Carthage National Museum, located at the hill of Byrsa in the heart of the city of Carthage. Below you can see some other exemplars of Roman mosaics.









Now we are in Portugal. This is Conímbriga - one of the largest Roman settlements within the territory of modern Portugal, that classified now as a National Monument. So feast eyes with the heritage of the Roman Empire again.

















Samarkand, Uzbekistan. This is a true ancient city, but here we present stuff from XV century only. Well, on the inside walls of Gur-Emir Mausoleum (1404) and over the main entrance of the Ulugbek madrasah (1420, madrasah or medrese is a secondary Moslem religious school) you can find swastikas. Here should be taken into account that the grave of Timur (Tamerlan) is situated in Gur-Emir Mausoleum and Ulugbeck, an astronomer and mathematician, was Timur's grandson.



Gur-Emir Mausoleum


 

Mausoleum inside


 

Fragment of the wall


 

The Ulugbeck medrese


 

Swastika over the main entrance






The images from the Bardo Museum, the Carthage National Museum, Conímbriga And Samarkand were taken by Gennady Zakharov. We would like to thank him.





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The Ancient Ones

Berlin

Copenhagen

Hamina

Helsinki

Jerusalem

Lahti

Lappeenranta

Loviisa

Madison

Malmö

Moscow

Nijmegen

Oslo

Sortavala

Stockholm

Tallinn

Utrecht

Viipuri

Wien