Painted Murals And Frescoes Inside A Room At The Ancient Roman Ruins At Herculaneum (Ercolano), Campania, Italy
Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum (Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD. Its ruins are located in the commune of Ercolano, Campania, Italy.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is famous as one of the few ancient cities that can now be seen in much of its original splendour, as well as for having been lost, along with Pompeii, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 that buried it. Unlike Pompeii, the deep pyroclastic material which covered it preserved wooden and other organic-based objects such as roofs, beds, doors, food and even some 300 skeletons which were surprisingly discovered in recent years along the seashore as it was thought until then that the town had been evacuated by the inhabitants.
Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompeii, possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses with, for example, far more lavish use of coloured marble cladding.
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The Old Royal Hotel, Birdsville. Voice to be Heard, A. 1974
A colour image of The old Royal Hotel in Birdsville, Queensland. There is a signpost with locations in the foreground which has since been removed from the location.The building is made of sandstone and erected c. 1883. It is located on Adelaide Street, Birdsville and is heritage listed, although it is now a tourist attraction due to its ruined state.
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RS-273 Apadana Palace, Persepolis, Iran
Apadana Palace, Persepolis, Iran.
Began by Darius the Great and completed by his son Xerxes I 30 years later in 480 BC, the palace was used by The King of Kings for official audiences. It had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60 m long with seventy-two columns, thirteen of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19 m high with a square Taurus and plinth. The tops of the columns are sculpted in animal forms such as two headed bulls, lions and eagles.
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