THE ANCIENT CITIES
Africa, Tunisia. The Bardo Museum, originally a 13th century Hafside palace, located in the suburbs of the Tunis's capital of the same name. The collection of Roman mosaics in the Bardo museum is considered to be one of the best in the world. Here you can see one of such exhibits. It was floor or ceiling of some ancient Roman building.
The element of mosaic
Again Tunisia. This time the Carthage National Museum, located at the hill of Byrsa in the heart of the city of Carthage. Below you can see some other exemplars of Roman mosaics.
Again Tunisia, again Carthage. The Chapel of Asterius within the Baths of Antoninus. Again Roman floor mosaics.
Now we are in Portugal. This is Conímbriga - one of the largest Roman settlements within the territory of modern Portugal, that classified now as a National Monument. So feast eyes with the heritage of the Roman Empire again.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan. This is a true ancient city, but here we present stuff from XV century only. Well, on the inside walls of Gur-Emir Mausoleum (1404) and over the main entrance of the Ulugbek madrasah (1420, madrasah or medrese is a secondary Moslem religious school) you can find swastikas. Here should be taken into account that the grave of Timur (Tamerlan) is situated in Gur-Emir Mausoleum and Ulugbeck, an astronomer and mathematician, was Timur's grandson.
Fragment of the wall
The Ulugbeck medrese
Swastika over the main entrance
The images from the Bardo Museum, the Carthage National Museum, Conímbriga And Samarkand were taken by Gennady Zakharov. We would like to thank him.