Images illustrating Ancient Babylon, Egypt, Greece and Rome
The Pantheon in Rome
Chedworth Roman Villa, circa 380AD. Commissioned by Country Life
The Colosseum of Rome
The Acropolis of Athens in the 5th century BC
The Karnak Temple Complex comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Building at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom. The area around Karnak was main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The image shows the complex at its height following additions during the New Kingdom.
The port city of Caesarea in New Testament times
Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, based on the written account in the Bible.
The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. It was excavated in the early 20th century and a reconstruction using original bricks is now shown in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
The Pont du Gard in Provence, France
Images illustrating Ancient Babylon, Egypt, Greece and Rome.