Travel Photography Photos tagged as history
The city of Mendoza enjoys a rich history and many of the old buildings are still standing and have been well kept or restored to their original condition.
with flowers called Cemile by Turkish Cypriots
Knossos – Crete, Greece. West Bastion of Knossos Palace. Relief wall painting of the sacred Bull. Labyrinth was the dwelling of the Minotaur in Greek mythology, and many associate the palace of Knossos with the legend of Theseus killing the Minotaur.
An ancient Greek inscription and the Library of Celsus in Ephesus. Ephesus was an ancient Greek city in the region known as Ionia during the Classical period. It lies beside Selcuk and Kusadasi in Asia Minor (Anatolia), Turkey. The Library of Celsus was built in the 2nd century AD to serve as a burial monument dedicated to Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the Roman senator and proconsul of Asia. The style of the library, with its ornate, balanced, well-planned facade, reflects the Greek influence on Roman architecture.
The Tower of the Winds (Aerides) or Horologion (timepiece) of Andronicos at Athens, Greece.
Olea Europaea or Olive tree (from Greek word elaion). It was purely a matter of local pride that the Athenians claimed that the olive first grew in Athens. In an archaic Athenian foundation myth, Goddess Athena won the patronship of Athens from Poseidon with the gift of the olive. The olive was sacred to Athena and appeared on the Athenian coinage.