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On the road north of Khartoum,  the royal burial pyramids at Meroe

On the road north of Khartoum, the royal burial pyramids at Meroe

View of excavations. Zeugma, Turkey, was founded by the Macedonian Seleucid ruler Nicator I, this Hellenistic city grew in prosperity during Roman times since it lay on the Silkroad to China. Zeugma’s mosaics, ceramics, statues, and frescos are spectacular. The people of Zeugma enjoyed a magnificent lifestyle in their city on the Euphrates until the Sassanid invasion in 252 AD, when the city was burnt and razed. After the Turks took the region, the city became known as the Belkýs Ruins.

View of excavations. Zeugma, Turkey, was founded by the Macedonian Seleucid ruler Nicator I, this Hellenistic city grew in prosperity during Roman times since it lay on the Silkroad to China. Zeugma’s mosaics, ceramics, statues, and frescos are spectacular. The people of Zeugma enjoyed a magnificent lifestyle in their city on the Euphrates until the Sassanid invasion in 252 AD, when the city was burnt and razed. After the Turks took the region, the city became known as the Belkýs Ruins.

Nubia, Sudan: the pyramids that pre-date the Egyptian pyramids . (Sudan - the black pharaohs by Retlaw Snellac, via Flickr)

Nubia, Sudan: the pyramids that pre-date the Egyptian pyramids . (Sudan - the black pharaohs by Retlaw Snellac, via Flickr)

Young bride in the Roman wall painting in the Villa of the Mysteries, #Pompeii #fresco #archaeology #art #Italy

Young bride in the Roman wall painting in the Villa of the Mysteries, #Pompeii #fresco #archaeology #art #Italy

The impressive Kushite Lion Temple, Naqa built by Amanitore & her king. Dedicated to lion God Apedemak - Sudan  O impressionante Kushite leão templo, Nana, construído por Amanitore & o seu rei. Dedicado ao leão Apedemak Deus - Sudan

The impressive Kushite Lion Temple, Naqa built by Amanitore & her king. Dedicated to lion God Apedemak - Sudan O impressionante Kushite leão templo, Nana, construído por Amanitore & o seu rei. Dedicado ao leão Apedemak Deus - Sudan

Between the legs of the King Natakamani a lion mauls a fallen prisoner. Relief on Lion Temple at Naqa - Sudan Entre as pernas do Rei Natakamani, um leão maltrata um prisioneiro caído. Relevo em Temple Leão em Naqa - Sudan

Between the legs of the King Natakamani a lion mauls a fallen prisoner. Relief on Lion Temple at Naqa - Sudan Entre as pernas do Rei Natakamani, um leão maltrata um prisioneiro caído. Relevo em Temple Leão em Naqa - Sudan

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