Reconstructed wall decorations from the Temple of Akhenaten (ruled 1353–1336 BCE), also called the Gempaaten, at Karnak. It was later demolished and its stone blocks (“talaats”) were used to form the core of the 9th pylon of the Temple of Amun-Ra during Horemheb’s reign (1306-1292 BCE) [667 × 500].

Reconstructed wall decorations from the Temple of Akhenaten (ruled 1353–1336 BCE), also called the Gempaaten, at Karnak. It was later demolished and its stone blocks (“talaats”) were used to form the core of the 9th pylon of the Temple of… Continue Reading

One of the Necker Island figures. A series of 11 stone figures found alongside 33 stone shrines on the mostly barren outcrop of Necker Island, situated 300 miles northwest of the Hawai’ian islands. Its believed the island was once an important religious site. 9th to 11th century AD. [2978×3722]

One of the Necker Island figures. A series of 11 stone figures found alongside 33 stone shrines on the mostly barren outcrop of Necker Island, situated 300 miles northwest of the Hawai’ian islands. Its believed the island was once an… Continue Reading

The Mayan temple called “El Castillo” is the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in Yucatán, Mexico. Built between the 9th and 12th centuries AD, the temple is dedicated to feathered serpent deity Kukulcan. [2100×1500]

The Mayan temple called “El Castillo” is the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in Yucatán, Mexico. Built between the 9th and 12th centuries AD, the temple is dedicated to feathered serpent deity Kukulcan. [2100×1500]

The Armenian monastery of Dadivank, Republic of Artsakh. Earliest mention of the monastic complex dates to the 9th century AD, while the main church was constructed in 1214. [1080×1080]

The Armenian monastery of Dadivank, Republic of Artsakh. Earliest mention of the monastic complex dates to the 9th century AD, while the main church was constructed in 1214. [1080×1080]

Silver Open-Ring Brooch with terminals depicting grinning mask like faces with amber inlays. Found in Galway, Ireland with possible Pictish origins and dated to early 9th century AD. [1905×2005]

Silver Open-Ring Brooch with terminals depicting grinning mask like faces with amber inlays. Found in Galway, Ireland with possible Pictish origins and dated to early 9th century AD. [1905×2005]

Graffiti made by a Viking named Halvdan in Hagia Sophia (Turkey) from 9th century AD made just after succesfull siege of Constantinopol [3100×2100]

Graffiti made by a Viking named Halvdan in Hagia Sophia (Turkey) from 9th century AD made just after succesfull siege of Constantinopol [3100×2100]