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Palace of Knossos, Crete
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Palace of Knossos, Crete

The Palace at Knossos, Crete, (c. 1500 BCE). A restored upper-level lightwell.
Reconstruction of the Old Summer Palace, Beijing
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Reconstruction of the Old Summer Palace, Beijing

Digital reconstruction of the Yuanming Yuan palace complex, known in the Western World as the Old Summer Palace. This reconstruction depicts Haiyantang ("The Palace of Calm Seas"), a two-story western-style palace with a magnificent water...
Amarna, Northern Palace
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Amarna, Northern Palace

Northern Palace at Amarna. The royal family lived in apartments to the rear of the palace. The palace had no roof as a gesture of welcome to Aten.
Arab Room Tiles, Sintra Palace
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Arab Room Tiles, Sintra Palace

Islamic ceramic tiles in the Arab Room in the Sintra palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra), Portugal. King Manuel I of Portugal (r.1495-1521 CE) imported azulejos (glazed ceramic tiles) from the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain to decorate...
Door Slab from the Central Palace, Nimrud
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Door Slab from the Central Palace, Nimrud

These cuneifrom inscriptions describe some of the military campaigns of the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE) and were probably first placed in a doorway of the Central Palace built by this King at Nimrud. Assyrian...
Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction
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Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction

Dungur Palace is in the Ethiopian village of Aksum—once the bustling capital of an African empire that stretched from southern Egypt to Yemen. The 6th-century mansion contains approximately 50 rooms, including a bathing area, kitchen, and...
Egyptian sphinx from Diocletian's Palace
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Egyptian sphinx from Diocletian's Palace

Diocletian's Palace was decorated with numerous granite sphinxes originating from the site of Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III. Only three have survived the centuries. This one is still located on the Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace.
Pasargadae Palace
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Pasargadae Palace

Cyrus the great's private palace at Pasargadae. This palace is one of the two first builded in the emerging capital of the founder of the new persian empire. Before Pasargadae, the persian who were nomadic shepperds, had no real architectural...
Mariinsky Palace, Kyiv
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Mariinsky Palace, Kyiv

The Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv was built in 1747–1755 by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. The palace was designed for Empress Elizabeth I in the rococo style. Photo credits: Roman Naumov
Nonsuch Palace
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Nonsuch Palace

A 1568 CE watercolour by Georg Hoefnagel of Nonsuch Palace, Surrey. The palace was built as a pleasure residence for Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) from 1538 CE. It was demolished in the 17th century CE.
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