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Parthenon - Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens
The first endeavor to build a sanctuary for Athena Parthenos...

*Parthenon - Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens* The first endeavor to build a sanctuary for Athena Parthenos on the site of the present Parthenon was begun shortly after the Battle of Marathon (c. 490–488 BC) upon a solid limestone foundation that extended and leveled the southern part of the Acropolis summit. This building replaced a hekatompedon (meaning "hundred-footer") and would have stood...

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Aerial view, Tsankawi ruin, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico Photographer: Charles A. Lindbergh Date: 1929 Negative Number 130290

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Decorated stone pedestal/box discovered at the synagogue at Migdal possibly used as a menorah stand.

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And here are some photos from the Bartlow Hills, not far from Cambridge. These are the largest burial mounds, or barrows, this side of the Alps; seven were raised during the Romano-British era, and three survive.

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One of the great moments in maritime archaeology was when the Greek warriors known as the Riace Bronzes...

*One of the great moments in maritime archaeology was when the Greek warriors known as the Riace Bronzes (Bronzi di Riace) were brought to the surface after their discovery in 1972 off the coast of Calabria in Italy.* After laying undisturbed on the sea floor, marine concretion accumulated for centuries which can be viewed via the top photograph. The amazing restorative process has resulted in...

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