This is Illimani, the Bolivian ‘pearl’. The mountain is the highest of the Cordillera Real and overlooks the cities of La Paz and El Alto.
Bolivian folk songs praise the mountain not only as a great treasure but also as the guardian who watches over the people and the landscape.
Unbox my new lolita set (1)
Cyan Lolita - Ancient World dress set
I think many times before I decide to buy - this set is high price for me (I'm still a cosplayer and have to spend some money to buy costume too), but I really love this set, like in the spell when I see pics of this set. And finally I buy this..
"Gorgeous!" is only one world I can say, pls. take a look and if you're a lolita girl like me, you'll know I say the truth. 😙
Asklepiejon, świątynia patrona medycyny Asklepiosa i siedziba pierwszej szkoły lekarskiej prowadzonej przez Hipokratesa. Znane w całym świecie antycznym ✨ magia ❤️ Widok z najwyższego punktu odbiera mowę 😲
🇮🇹 Testa in marmo di Cleopatra VII, Musei Vaticani (seconda foto). Plinio il Vecchio definì Cleopatra Regina “Meretrix” per sottolinearne la spregiudicatezza, ma in realtà era una donna dalle idee politiche ben chiare.
Famosa è la sua storia d’amore con Cesare dalla quale unione nacque Cesarione, ma ancor di più lo è quella con Marco Antonio.
Il loro incontro ufficiale avvenne a Tarso e fu un qualcosa senza precedenti.
La regina infatti per stupire Marco Antonio -che si prefigurava come l’uomo più influente del momento- risalì il fiume verso la città di Tarso con una grande nave dalle vele tinte di porpora (pigmento costosissimo all’epoca) e intrise di essenze orientali.
La mossa abile di Cleopatra però fu quella di presentarsi come Iside (per i romani Venere) dea della bellezza e moglie di Osiride per i romani Dioniso con il quale invece si era identificato Marco Antonio.
Da incontro politico divenne un matrimonio metaforico che il popolo percepì subito all’epoca, ennesima dimostrazione dell’abilità della regina d’Egitto nel saper manipolare a suo favore la mentalità del popolo.
Nella seconda foto un busto di Marco Antonio.
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Porta meridionale o di Diocleziano. Hissarya, Bulgaria.
Myra was a leading city of the Lycian Union and surpassed Xanthos in early Byzantine times to become the capital city of Lycia. Its remains are situated about 1.5 km north of today's Demre River.⠀
The date of Myra's foundation is unknown. There is no literary mention of it before the 1st century BC, when it is said to be one of the six leading cities of the Lycian Union (the other five were Xanthos, Tlos, Pinara, Patara and Olympos). It is believed to date back much further, however, as an outer defensive wall has been dated to the 5th century BC. ⠀
The origin of Myra's name is uncertain and could be a modified form of a Lycian name, like Tlos and Patara.⠀
The rock-cut tombs line the hills above Myra’s famed theater and the Church of St. Nicholas. These houses of the dead are divided into two main necropolises comprised of a mixture of house- and temple-style tombs: the ocean necropolis and the river necropolis.⠀
The Lycians were an ancient people who inhabited the area of present-day Turkey between the bays of Antalya and Fethiye, a compact, mountainous territory. The ancient Greeks knew and admired the Lycians. While Greek city-states were constantly at war with each other, the Lycian cities enjoyed peace amongst themselves.⠀
The classic tourist picture 🏜🐫 📸
For those interested: from left to right, the three largest are: the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The three smaller pyramids in the foreground are subsidiary structures associated with Menkaure's pyramid🔺️
And lastly, the Pyramid of Khufu is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence. Pretty Cool Right?! 😎
📌Colossus of Rhodes, colossal statue of the sun god Helios that stood in the ancient Greek city of Rhodes and was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The sculptor Chares of Lyndus (another city on the island) created the statue, which commemorated the raising of Demetrius I Poliorcetes’ long siege (305 BCE) of Rhodes. Made of bronze and reinforced with iron, it was weighted with stones. The Colossus was said to be 70 cubits (105 feet [32 metres]) high and stood beside Mandrákion harbour, perhaps shielding its eyes with one hand, as a representation in a relief suggests. It is technically impossible that the statue could have straddled the harbour entrance, and the popular belief that it did so dates only from the Middle Ages.
📌The Parthenon, an icon of Western civilization, is one of the most famous buildings in the world. The temple was built in the fifth century BC and overlooks the city of Athens from its majestic position on top of the sacred Acropolis Hill.