Koumbi Saleh

thumb left 200px Nok sculpture, terracotta, Louvre (Image:Nok sculpture Louvre 70-1998-11-1.jpg) Tichit (Dhar Tichitt) and Oualata were prominent among the early urban centers, dated to 2000 BCE, in present day Mauritania. About 500 stone settlements litter the region in the former savannah of the Sahara. Its inhabitants fished and grew millet. It has been found that the Soninke of the Mandé peoples were responsible for constructing such settlements. Around 300 BCE


Shushtar

of Louvre'' (''Shush dar dāman-e Louvre''), in Persian, Jadid Online, 10 March 2009, Audio slideshow: (6 min 31 sec). * Pictures of Shushtar on Fotopedia. * of Shushtar'' Farsi *


Madaba

London, England time 1:10 His daughter Julia revealed on her episode of ''Who Do You Think You Are? (Who Do You Think You Are? (British TV series))'' that even he is uncertain of his birth date, but it is thought to be around 7 to 9 September. ''Who Do You Think You Are?''; Event occurs at 22:00 thumb 260px ''The Death of Hippolytus'', by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (Image:Death Hippolytus Lemoyne Louvre MR2026.jpg) (1679–1731), Louvre


Lake Louise, Alberta

. In the city of Paris, the Louvre (fortified) and the Luxembourg (Luxembourg Palace) (originally suburban) represented the original château but lost their château etymology, becoming “palaces” when the City enclosed them. In the U.S., the word ''château'' took root ''selectively'', in the Gilded Age resort town of Newport, Rhode Island, the châteaux were called “cottages”, but, north of Wilmington, Delaware, in the rich, rural “Château Country” centred upon the powerful Du Pont


Giza

in the Roemer-und-Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, Germany; the Dendara Temple Zodiac (Dendera zodiac) in the Louvre in Paris; and the bust of Ankhhaf (Ankhhaf (sculpture)) from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Antiquities wish list" (2005) (#Antiquities05) During 2005, the British Museum presented to Egypt a full-size replica of the stele. This was initially displayed in the renovated Rashid National Museum, close to the site where

-general in Cairo. During his time in Egypt he accumulated a collection of Egyptian artifacts, notably the head of Ramesses II from the Ramesseum, which he presented to the British Museum, and the sarcophagus box of Ramesses III which was bought by the Louvre in Paris. He also sponsored the excavations of Thebes (Thebes, Egypt) and Abu Simbel, carrying out significant archaeological research himself at the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, and earned praise

Leo XII. Returning to Paris with a large collection of antiquities for the King he is put in charge of the Egyptian collection at the Louvre. The King finally agrees to fund Champollion's expedition to Egypt on the proviso that he does not publish any finds that contradict the teachings of the Church. Champollion, arriving in 1828, starts by studying the Great Pyramid (Great Pyramid of Giza) at Giza discovering it to be a tomb built for the Pharaoh Khufu around 2560 BC


Jerash

, Palestine Dion (Capitolias), Gadara (Umm Qays), and Pella (Irbid). Location It has with probability been identified with Reimun, on the northern slope of the Jabbok, about 5 miles west of Jerash or Gerasa, one of the cities of Decapolis. He visited France, while in Paris he spent several days at the Musée du Louvre; page 18, in the Rev. Alfred Barry, ''The Life and Times of Sir Charles Barry R.A., F.S.A.'', 1867, John Murray Italy


Samarra

Iraq: Babylon, Samarra, and Nineveh. They are now simply called A, B and C. thumb Luster-ware bowl from Susa (Image:Cup Susa Louvre MAO568.jpg), 9th century, today in the Louvre. The Abbasid dynasty (750 A.D. - 1258 Gruber, World of Art ) witnessed the movement of the capital from Damascus to Baghdad, and then from Baghdad to Samarra. The shift to Baghdad influenced politics, culture, and art. Art history

of Samarra. Before 1976 the governorate was part of Baghdad Governorate. thumb left 200px A figure often interpreted as a depiction of a mother goddess from Samarra (Image:FemaleStatuetteSamarra6000BCE.jpg), ca 6000 BCE ( Louvre Museum) Ancient Samarra thumb The Samarra (File:Samarra bowl.jpg) bowl, at the Pergamonmuseum, Berlin. The swastika (This symbol was also used in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, east Indian religions of antiquity; and has not a single known


Abu Dhabi

including Agni Air, Buddha Air, Cosmic Air, Gorkha Airlines, Nepal Airlines and Yeti Airlines connecting Kathmandu to many other major towns across Nepal. In March 2007, the Louvre announced that a Louvre museum would be completed by 2012 in Abu Dhabi. A 30-year agreement, signed by French Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres and Sheik Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, will establish the museum in downtown Abu Dhabi in exchange for €832,000,000 (US$1.3&nbsp

;billion). The Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel and the engineering firm of Buro Happold, will occupy and will be covered by a roof shaped like a flying saucer. France agreed to rotate between 200 and 300 artworks during a 10-year period; to provide management expertise; and to provide four temporary exhibitions a year for 15 years. The art will come from multiple museums, including the Louvre, the Centre Georges

of each other." The museum, which will be the foundation's largest, has begun construction on the northwest tip of Saadiyat Island, along with a performing arts center, the Zayed National Museum and a branch of the Louvre (Musée du Louvre).


Kashan

discoveries in the Sialk Hillocks which lie 4 km west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in pre-historic ages. Hence Kashan dates back to the Elamite (Elamite Empire) period of Iran. The Sialk ziggurat still stands today in the suburbs of Kashan after 7,000 years. The artifacts uncovered at Sialk reside in the Louvre in Paris and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, and National Museum of Iran Iran's


Antakya

– Dzhankoy – Novorossiysk – Sochi – Sokhumi (Sukhumi) – Zugdidi - Senaki Image:Amazonomachia Pio-Clementino Inv896.jpg Amazonmachy, marble sarcophagus, Vatican Museum Image:Amazonomachie 03.jpg Amazonmachy, mosaic from Antakya (the ancient city of Antioch), Turkey, second half, 4th c. AD, Louvre Museum File:Sarcophagus-from-Salonica.jpg Amazonomachy marble sarcophagus, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Two large tributaries from the north


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