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    Posted: 09-May-2005 at 06:27

Narin Castle in Meybod, 1st millennium BC

This is a six storey castle (There are three underground floors in the castle, while its remaining three floors are above the ground level) which has been built by Urartian king Sardur II (760-730 BC), it has an area of 350,000 square meters (500x700 meters) and is 16m high.

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Noshijan castle in Nahavand, 1st millennium BC

Noshijan is the most important Median site in Iran which has been probably built by Cyaxares (625-585 BC) in the south of the Median capital Ecbatana (Hamedan), it has been constructed in three stories and is 27 meters high, inside the castle there are two fire temples, a large pillared palace (known as Apadana), some storerooms and houses for storing food and provisions, and a central parlor.

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Portara - Island of Naxos - This is the "entrance" to the island of Naxos and the town. It is also the symbol (trademark) of the island and about all that is left or rather built as an entrance to a palace to Apollon that was never finished. It is called the Portara entrance and was built in 522 BC. It is all of marble and situated on a small islet just at the side of the harbour in Naxos town.

Here the Portara is seen from the direction of the town. Another name of it is Palatia, which means Palace. According to mythology, Theseus abandoned Ariadni to the isle, after slaying the minotaur and she built in the same place her palace to stay where later it was built the Apollon temple.

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  Quote redimus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-May-2005 at 16:32

I work in the building where they created and planned the Gemini space program in Virginia back in the 60s.  

OK so it doesn't have the OOMF the ones above do, but I think it's kinda cool.....

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Qamechoqay Castle in Garus, 2nd millennium BC

Some hieratic inscriptions which have been found in Bijar show that this archaic castle can be even traced back to the third millennium BC. To the west of this structure, there is an area, a hundred meters in depth that adjoins the western platform of the castle by a difficult path. The founders of this construction, in this sector have committed a feat in constructing ramparts with a length of approximately 100 m. and to a height of 15-20 m.


Entrance of the castle


People of Bijar(Garus) call it the foot of Ali!



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Bastam Castle in Qarah Ziyaedin, 1st millennium BC, the largest Urartian fortress ever built.

Many pics and info: http://www.vaa.fak12.uni-muenchen.de/Iran/Bastam/Bastam.htm

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  Quote ramin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-May-2005 at 10:34
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Qamechoqay Castle in Garus, 2nd millennium BC

Where is this Cyrus?


Aeolus, Can't see your pictures.



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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-May-2005 at 01:47

It is part of the castle, seems to be a tower!

Nehbandan Castle in Birjand, 1st millennium BC

Iranian archeologists have found the architectural plan of a Parthian circular city in Nehbandan castle in southern Khorasan. -> http://archeonet.nl/index.php?itemid=4761



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Wa, those pictures are amazing to see!!!!!!!!!!!
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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-May-2005 at 04:28

Thanks!

Falak ol Aflak Castle in Khorramabad, 2nd Century AD

This 1800 years old castle with its 12 towers and 22.5 meters high walls has been mentioned as one of seven wonders of the world: http://encyclopedia.lockergnome.com/s/b/Seven_Wonders_of_the _World

http://www.netiran.com/?fn=nwt(2481,10) : Experts studying the structure of Falak ol-Aflak castle have come to realize that the Sassanid engineers equipped this ancient castle with a dehumidifier system to prevent humidity penetrate into its foundations.



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Erebuni Palace. Yerevan, Armenia
Erebuni palace, built in 782 B.C. by King Argishti I. This palace established the modern-day city of Yerevan as one of the oldest continually-populated urban areas on earth (2,787 years old).

Arin Berd, the hill that Erebuni was built on










Inscription with designs


Monument to king Trdat at the foot of Arin Berd hill.


I will be leaving for Armenia the day after tomorrow... I will try to have better pictures of this palace when we visit it, as well as other places.


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St. Sernin Cathedral

(I did this as part of my website, for an Ancient to Medieval art and architecture course.  I have my sources listed ON my site, but the site work was mine.)

http://www.geocities.com/greane3x7/TheInnofthe8thMorning.htm l?1067106148937

St. Sernin is named after Saint Saturnin, a Christian Martyr.  In 250 AD, his body was drug, by a bull, until he was dead.  His remains were kept in the du Taur church and, then, moved.  After they were moved, the present day Cathedral was built around it.

The cathedral, itself, is the largest Romanesque Church, in the world.  The building of St. Sernin began approximately AD 1078 and finished around 1125.  These years and the style of the cathedral help to label St. Sernin as one of the last Romanesque architectural pieces.



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Arial View of the Great Pyramid  And Karnak Temple



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The Great Temple at Abu SimbelTemple Of Abu Simbel

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Temple Of Hatchepsout



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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2005 at 15:44

I have to go and see this for myself. It looks stunning. Look at that backdrop!!

Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri

Thanks!

Falak ol Aflak Castle in Khorramabad, 2nd Century AD

This 1800 years old castle with its 12 towers and 22.5 meters high walls has been mentioned as one of seven wonders of the world: http://encyclopedia.lockergnome.com/s/b/Seven_Wonders_of_the _World

http://www.netiran.com/?fn=nwt(2481,10) : Experts studying the structure of Falak ol-Aflak castle have come to realize that the Sassanid engineers equipped this ancient castle with a dehumidifier system to prevent humidity penetrate into its foundations.

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  Quote erci Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2005 at 18:34
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Temple Of Abu Simbel

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Temple Of Hatchepsout



Awesome!

isn't it possible to dig the whole piece out to light or it's already as it is?
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  Quote Raider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Aug-2005 at 03:00
Originally posted by erci

Originally posted by Moustafa Pasha

Temple Of Abu Simbel

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Temple Of Hatchepsout



Awesome!

isn't it possible to dig the whole piece out to light or it's already as it is?
It is the whole. Its architect Senenmut  planed the building to harmonize with the great rock above. No matter how great the building would have been, the giant rock dominates. So he built this wonderful masterpiece instead of some megalomaniac plan. Originally plans, and trees were on the benches. It is my favourite ancient Egyptian building.

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thanks.it would be great to see it there
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina,Main Reading Hall

Destroyed in 30 BC and rebuilt in 2001

 

Main Reading Hall

http://www.bibalex.org/English/gallery/



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Al Azhar,The Oldest University In The World 971 AD

 

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