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Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala

of the façade. The main entranceway has three arches with reliefs over stone columns. The upper level of the façade has a seal and a pediment with clock. The interior has a terrace with three arches supported by Tuscan columns. The main stairway has a relief depicting Xicohténcatl Axayacatzin (Xicotencatl II) as well as reliefs of the four Tlaxcalan leaders at the time of the Spanish arrival. The Former Legislative Palace is now home to the state’s Secretary

fragments of murals depicting the baptism of Jesus, the Three Wise Men and of God, the Father, surrounded by angels playing musical instruments. Adjoining this is the Tizatlán archeological site, in which still remain six semicircular columns, two altars with paintings similar to those of the Borgia Codex, where the gods Tezcatlipoca and Tlahuizcalpantecutli appear. The Chapel of the Well of the Miraculous Water (Capilla del Pocito de Agua

in Neoclassical style. Its atrium serves as a cemetery and its interior has a mural depicting the baptism of the four indigenous lords of Tlaxcala in the 16th century. The San Buenaventura Atempan hermitage was constructed around the time that Cortés was building the brigantines to invade Tenochtitlan. At that time, the structure was in a very rural area. Over the centuries it was abandoned and crumbled with only some of the walls remaining. Some of its images


structures with a dome on a square foundation on the top. The hall was decorated with woodcarvings in high relief and even with small statues of caryatids and atlantes. The most common motif of the reliefs in the ceiling were arched niches with figures of the gods, including the sun-god in his chariot. The wall paintings on the other three walls were much smaller than the gods facing the main entrance. They formed two or three friezes depicting royal feasts, hunting scenes, the heroic deeds

took its final form in the 5th and 6th centuries. Each household had its own divine protector, but all gods formed part of a single pantheon, as can be seen from wall paintings depicting several deities side by side. The three-headed god of the wind ''Veshparkar'', who resembles Shiva, and the four-handed ''Nana'' riding on a lion or seated on a throne in the shape of a lion can easily be recognized. Altogether, more than 20 deities can be found on small terracotta images, murals, woodcarvings

not be missed. ''Abu Abdullo Rudaki'' was a famous poet of the 10th century. He lived in Panjakent for a while and later became the national hero of Tajikistan. Among the exhibits in the museum are frescoes from the ancient city of Panjakent depicting a banquet, a battle, and daily life scenes; statues of Zoroastrian divinites and a wooden statue of a dancing woman. Apart from showing artifacts and frescoes of the archeological site nearby the city, it also features exhibits from ''Sarazm


, his banner was raised atop the citadel and Raymond was compelled to do homage. Raymond agreed to the king that if he was capable of capturing Aleppo, Shaizar, and Homs, he would exchange Antioch for them. Annales Herbipolenses, s.a. 1147: A Hostile View of the Crusade left thumb Coin of John II Komnemos, depicting the Virgin Mary crowning John. (Image:JeanIIComneneVirginCrowningJohn.jpg) The emperor then directed his

against the Normans of Sicily, Joscelin and Raymond conspired to delay the promised handover of Antioch's citadel to the emperor. left thumb Coin of John II Komnemos, depicting the Virgin Mary crowning John. (Image:JeanIIComneneVirginCrowningJohn.jpg) The emperor then directed his attention to the Levant, where he sought to re-inforce Byzantium's suzerainty over the Crusader States. In 1137 he conquered Tarsus (Tarsus (city)), Adana, and Mopsuestia from

Chihuahua City

), including parks like the '''Central Park "El Palomar"''', a large park that has a collection of sculptures, including one depicting three doves (palomas, hence the park's name) and a monumental flagpole, flying one of the largest flags in the Republic, as well as a statue of one of Chihuahua's favourite sons, the late actor Anthony Quinn, in his famous role as 'Zorba the Greek', as well as many others. The city is renowned for its classical and modern sculpture, as seen on any

main boulevard or avenue. Included are works by Espino, Baltazar, Ponzanelli and Sebastian, the latter being a native of Chihuahua. thumb right 120px The sculpture "La Fuerza Indomita", by Carlos Espino in a park on Cuauhtemoc Street in the city centre. (File:La fuerza indómita.jpg) thumb right 120px The Angel of Liberty with the Government Palace in background. (File:Angel chihuahua.jpg) File:Paraninfo1.jpg thumb left 195px Panel from mural in the Paraninfo depicting the Mexican

-American War (Artist: Leandro Carreón Nájera, 1937–39) Particularly noteworthy are the murals in the Government Palace (Government Palace of Chihuahua) and the '''Paraninfo''', or University Auditorium (in the Literary and Scientific Institute building) both depicting the history of the State of Chihuahua, and both fronting upon the '''Plaza Hidalgo''' in the city centre, and catter-cornered from the Plaza Mayor (listed below). Also of note is the '''Quinta Gameros''', one


. File:BegramSerapis.jpg Statuette of Serapis from Bagram. File:YoungAlexander.jpg Statuette of the young Alexander the Great. File:BegramGladiator.JPG A Greco-Roman gladiator on a glass vessel, Bagram, 2nd century. File:BegramZeus&Ganymede.JPG Bagram vase depicting the rape of Ganymede (Ganymede (mythology)) by Zeus. File:BegramHorses.JPG Bagram vase fragments depicting a fighting scene. File:BegramMold1.JPG Plaster mold from Bagram. File:BegramMold2.JPG Plaster mold from Bagram

depicting a cupid. File:BegramMold3.JPG Plaster mold from Bagram. File:BegramMold4.JPG Plaster mold from Bagram. File:BegramMold5.JPG Plaster mold from Bagram depicting a Greek soldier. Recent history thumb Bagram school children (File:AfghanischeKinder.jpg) Bagram hosts the strategic Bagram Airfield from which most US air activity in Afghanistan takes place. The runway was built in 1976 and it was a Soviet (Soviet Union) Air base from 1979 to 1989


Minstrelsy'' are to be found in The British Museum and at The Royal Irish Academy. Ryan died in 1855 and is buried in the old graveyard in Bansha where his grave is marked, unusually, by a carved stone cross depicting a rope and anchor, suggestive of a maritime connection of which there was none. Sir William and Lady Butler Lieutenant-General Sir William Francis Butler PC, GCB (October 31, 1838 – June 7, 1910), a soldier, a writer, and an adventurer, lived

Viscount of Ireland. Lady Butler died in 1933 in her 87th year and is buried at Stamullen graveyard in County Meath, just up the road from Gormanston. Among her many famous paintings is ''The Roll Call'' depicting a scene in the Crimean War. This painting was bought by Queen Victoria and forms part of the royal collection and is now in Buckingham Palace. Her daughter Eileen suffered great loss during the second World War when two of her three sons, William (16th Lord Gormanston

Anuradhapura Kingdom

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such as Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa have been written during the Anuradhapura Kingdom, and are still useful as resources for studying the history of the country. Siriweera (2004), p. 271 Mendis (1999), p. 1 Art File:Sigiriya frescoes.jpg thumb The Sigiriya frescoes are the oldest and best preserved paintings belonging to the Anuradhapura period. alt Painting on a rock face depicting two women, one dark skinned and the other fair skinned

. Both are wearing jewellery and flowers, and both figures appear to be hidden in clouds below the waist. The Sigiriya Frescoes found at Sigiriya, Sri Lanka were painted during the reign of King Kashyapa I (Kashyapa I of Anuradhapura) (ruled 477 — 495 AD). Depicting female figures carrying flowers, they are the oldest surviving paintings of the Anuradhapura period. Siriweera (2004), p


is Gothenburg City Airport. On May 16, 2008, Jim Dine formally presented a nine meter high bronze statue depicting a walking Pinocchio, named ''Walking to Borås'' to the city of Borås, Sweden. On May 16, 2008, Jim Dine formally presented a nine meter high bronze statue depicting a walking Pinocchio, named ''Walking to Borås'' to the city of Borås, Sweden. After World War I, the rivalry calmed, and Gothenburg supporters became known as friendly


the city's coat of arms depicting a beehive, symbolizing the town's hardworking residents. This viceyorality was formed from southern parts of Ryazan Viceyorality and northern parts of Voronezh Viceyorality. In March 1786, the disgraced Russian poet and statesman Gavrila Derzhavin was appointed the governor of Tambov Governorate—a pot that he held until December 1788. Even during that brief tenure he accomplished a great deal: a theater, a college, a dancing school, a printing business

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the year, the best known and largest of which is carnival. For the six weeks prior to Holy Week, ornamental altars depicting different Biblical passages are displayed in front of homes in the town of Huejotzingo. As the area is known for its production of apple cider, the city hosts a Feria de la Sidra (Cider Fair) each year in September. Monastery of San Miguel Arcángel

histories of the monastery, but not all, state that this atrium cross is not the original, but rather used to belong to one of the corner chapels. The cross is done in sandstone and imitates two knotty tree trunks, with a crown of thorns at the foot. thumb 250px Mural depicting the first twelve Franciscans in Mexico (File:TwelveFranciscansSMA.JPG) The monastery also has associated with it a system of aqueducts to bring water here from the Xopanac River

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