Travel Photography Photos tagged as archaeology
The ruins of this temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is situated 29 km from Srinagar in Kashmir. The Shrine of Awantipura has been erected amidst the lush green valleys of Jammu & Kashmir in India by Emperor Avantivarman who ruled over the Jammu & Kashmir region during the 9th Century AD. Archiologists have gathered artifacts from Indus river civilisation which indicate that Hinduism dates back to 7000 BC.
The Malawi Earlier-Middle Stone Age Project team on our (University of Queensland Students) last day on the project in Karonga, Malawi. http://www.memsap.org/
For many years Chauchilla cemetery was looted by treasure hunters, who destroyed the place completely, taking away all the treasures the mummies kept in their tombs for centuries. Grave robbers just left behind the corpses, which can be seen today all over the ground. In addition to skulls and bones, visitors also can see several tombs centuries’ old, as well as long human hairs, ceramic fragments and others remains scattered on the dessert surface. It is the only archaeological site in Peru, in which ancient mummies are seen in their original graves, along with ancient artifacts, dating back to 1000 AD. Our excursion also includes the visits to the Nazca ceramic workshop and the gold extraction process center.
Chauchilla Cemetery is a necropolis that contains prehispanic mummified human remains and archeological artifacts, located thirty kilometers south of the city of Nazca in Peru. The bodies are so remarkably preserved due mainly to the dry climate in the Peruvian Desert but the funeral rites were also a contributing factor. The bodies were clothed in embroidered cotton and then painted with a resin and kept in purposely built tombs made from mud bricks. The resin is thought to have kept out insects and slowed bacteria trying to feed on the bodies.
A student shows her find while excavating. Something old becomes something new, providing a link to the past.
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.
Athens – Greece. Opposite the Roman Agora is the doorway of Mendrese or Medrese (from Arabic: Madrasah) originally a Muslim religious school founded in 1721.
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.
in the Pergamon Museum
Statue of captured Eastern barbarian at the Archeological Museum of Ancient Corinth, Greece. http://kevrekidis.deviantart.com