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Classical Antiquity

Syracuse

Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse
Chronological Year: 
-734 BCE/CE

Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. 

Potala Palace

View of the Potala Palace.
Chronological Year: 
1645 BCE/CE

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, is the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Chinese invasion of Tibet. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site.

Parthenon

View of the Parthenon in Greece.
Chronological Year: 
-447 BCE/CE

The Parthenon was a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the zenith of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art.

Roman Colosseum

View of the Roman Colosseum, Series of archways.
Chronological Year: 
72 BCE/CE

The Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Mainly built from concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built and is considered one of the greatest works of architecture and engineering ever.