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is the oldest surviving cartographic depiction of the Holy Land. It depicts an area from Lebanon in the north to the Nile Delta in the south, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Eastern Desert (Arabian Desert). The largest and most detailed element of the topographic depiction is Jerusalem, at the center of the map. The map is enriched with many naturalistic features, like animals, fishing boats, bridges and palm trees. That these limits were not fixed, however

-asia_default_banner.jpg '''Madaba''' is a small town in central Jordan located south of the capital Amman on the King's Highway, some 10 km from Hesban. A town with a long history, Madaba is best known as the location of the "Madaba Map", a 6th-century mosaic depiction of Jerusalem and parts of the Holy Land. thumb church floor (File:MadabaChurchFloor.jpg) Understand Madaba is approximately 10% Christian (Catholics & Greek Orthodox


large atrium (Atrium (architecture)). This atrium is surrounded by a stone wall topped with merlons. The main entrance to the atrium from the street has merlons, as well as the chapels found on each of the wall’s four corners. From the main entrance to the church, there is a volcanic stone walkway, divided by an atrium cross, which has a heart, a chalice and a depiction of the Host (sacramental bread) in low relief. The atrium cross

contained in niches with Plateresque columns and topped with shells. In one corner, there is a seated figure of a sainted pope, whose face and eyes are finely done. Most of the rest of the paintings are narratives, but most of the work has been partially or fully lost, and those that remain are not in good condition. One exception is a depiction of the road to Calvary and the Crucifixion. The vaults of the passageways are decorated with coffers, some of which are hexagons, which may

indicate the influence of Italian architect Sebastian Serlio. The Sala de Profundis, or meditation room, contains well-preserved multichromatic murals which depict a large number of saints including a series of martyrs and a depiction of Saint Augustine. These images are in the process of restoration by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. In the south wing of the cloister there is an entrance to an underground area, which tradition says


;pueblear" They are one of the earliest examples of Rubens motif (Peter Paul Rubens) in the New World and contain one of the very few depictions of Peter of Ghent. On the left hand side is a depiction of Hernán Cortés greeting the arrival of the first twelve Franciscan monks to arrive to Tenochtitlan-Mexico City. These friars had walked barefoot from Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz) on the Gulf coast, 250 to the east. Cortés greets them

, the Franciscans also viewed Cortés flogging as voluntary and as a sign of his piety. The depiction has two messages, one of the special relationship between the Church and the Spaniards as well as the acceptance of public punishment. Above the doorframe is an image of Francis of Assisi holding three globes that support an image of Mary Immaculate as María de Ágreda writes the Mystical city of God and Duns Scotus writes a defense of the doctrine


as found from the wall painting from Penjikent on the river Zervashan. In this depiction, Shiva is portrayed with a sacred halo and a sacred thread ("Yajnopavita"). He is clad in tiger skin while his attendants are wearing Sodgian dress. In Eastern Turkestan in the Taklamakan Desert. There is a depiction of his four-legged seated cross-legged n a cushioned seat supported by two bulls. Geography Climate The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type


the best preserved mural work in the complex, including a depiction of the first twelve Franciscans to arrive in Mexico, headed by Martin de Valencia. This cloister today houses the Museo de Evangelización del ex convento de San Miguel (Evangelization Museum of the former monastery of San Miguel), under the administration of the INAH with Gabiel Maritano Garci as director.

; It contains a relief of San Bernardino surrounded by two groups of indigenous sculptures, who are helping to build the church. Above San Bernardino, there is a depiction of the Virgin of the Assumption and the Virgin of Xochimilco. The paintings represent episodes from the life of Jesus and have been attributed to Simon Pereyns and Andrés de la Concha. This is one of the few 16th century altarpieces to have survived and the only one similar

Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

head resting on a brick and a cross drawn in lime on the ground above the head. After the burial, a novena is said and after the nine days of prayers, a “carpet” of colored sand is created with religious images and a depiction of the Twelve Passions of Christ. After more prayers, this carpet, along with the cross drawn in lime or flower petals is brought to the grave of the deceased at midnight to be deposited. The next morning, final goodbyes are said. ref name "muertos" >


of Tetuan.jpg thumb center 500px The Battle of Tetuan depiction. The '''Battle of Tétouan''' was a battle fought near Tétouan, Morocco between the Spanish Army of Africa and the Moroccan Army (Military of Morocco) in 1860. The battle was part of the Spanish-Moroccan war of 1859-1860 (Spanish-Moroccan War (1859)). * '''GMTA''' (AHU) – Cherif Al Idrissi Airport – Al Hoceima, Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate * '''GMTN''' (TTU) – Sania Ramel


. - 477 Oldest known painted depiction of a horse collar, on a cave mural (Mogao Caves) of Dunhuang, Northern Wei. - Gansu is a compound name (Compound (linguistics)) first used in Song Dynasty China, of two Sui (Sui Dynasty) and Tang Dynasty prefecture (history of the administrative divisions of China)s (州): Gan (around Zhangye) and Su (around Jiuquan). File:Summer Vacation 2007, 263, Watchtower In The Morning Light, Dunhuang, Gansu Province.jpg

collar harness was developed in Southern and Northern Dynasties China during the 5th century AD. The first questionable depiction of it in art appears on painted moulded-bricks in the Three Kingdoms (220–265 AD) era tomb of Bao Sanniang at Zhaohua, Sichuan province, China. Needham, Volume 4, Part 2, 324–325. These paintings display an amply-padded horse

collar with no sign of a yoke. Needham, Volume 4, Part 2, 325. However, the earliest legitimate depiction of it in art is on a Dunhuang cave mural (cave 257) from the Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty, the painting dated to 477–499 AD. Needham, Volume 4, Part 2, 322. In this painting the arching cross bar is clear, but the artist failed to clearly show


statue in Nara (Nara, Nara)'s Tōdai-ji in Japan was the largest bronze image of Vairocana Buddha in the world. The larger of the monumental statues (Buddhas of Bamyan) that were destroyed at Bamyan (Bamyan, Afghanistan) in Afghanistan was also a depiction of Vairocana. In Java, Indonesia, the 9th-century Mendut temple near Borobudur in Magelang was dedicated to Dhyani Buddha Vairocana. Built by the Sailendra dynasty, the temple featured a three-meter tall

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