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Darius I built the greatest palace at Persepolis. This palace was called the Apadana. The king of kings used it for official audiences. The work began in 518 B.C.E., and his son, Xerxes I, completed it 30 years later. The palace had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60 meters (200 feet) long with 72 columns, 13 of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19 meters (62 feet) high with a square Taurus (bull) and plinth. The columns carried the weight of a vast, heavy ceiling. The tops of the columns were made from animal sculptures such as two-headed lions, eagles, human and cows, the latter symbols of fertility and abundance in ancient Iran. Shot on assignment for National Geographic Magazine in 2008. Follow me  @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @simonnorfolkstudio @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery  @galleryluisotti @natgeo #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worl]dheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars # #party #worldparty #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #dusk #alexanderthegreat #dariusthegreat #darius

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Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion. Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a ‘serpent’ crawls down the balustrade. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @michaelhoppengallery @galleryluisotti @benrubi_gallery @natgeo #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #mexico #mayaworld #mayanworld #yucatan #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #archaeology #mayaruins #mayanruins #igtravel #visualarchitects #lighting #dusk #chichenItza #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | Darius I built the greatest palace at Persepolis. This palace was called the Apadana. The king of kings used it for official audiences. The work began in 518 B.C.E., and his son, Xerxes I, completed it 30 years later. The palace had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60 meters (200 feet) long with 72 columns, 13 of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19 meters (62 feet) high with a square Taurus (bull) and plinth. The columns carried the weight of a vast, heavy ceiling. The tops of the columns were made from animal sculptures such as two-headed lions, eagles, human and cows, the latter symbols of fertility and abundance in ancient Iran. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Today (27 January) is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here photographed a staircase in prison block at Auschwitz, with worn footsteps. From my project: 'For Most of it I Have No Words; Genocide, Landscape, Memory.' Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #holocaust #Auschwitz #genocide #memory #Birkenau #auschwitzbirkenau @holocaustmuseum #neverforget #punctum image: @simonnorfolkstudio

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Two Lamassu (lamasi) in the Assyrian style, albeit, of colossal proportions, stand at the eastern doorway of the Gate of All Nations, also known as the Gate of Xerxes, located in the ruins of the ancient city of Persepolis, 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. In art, lamasi were depicted as hybrids, with bodies of either winged bulls or lions and heads of human males. The motif of a winged animal with a human head is common to the Near East, first recorded in Ebla (in modern day Syria) around 3000 BCE. The first distinct lamassu motif appeared in Assyria during the reign of Tiglath-Pileser II as a symbol of power. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #power #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #dusk #alexanderthegreat #dariusthegreat #darius image: @simonnorfolkstudio words: @tribaleye

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‎قد يخفى عنّا جمال الأشياء ، وخيرُ المواقف والظروف ، وتهجرنا الابتسامة ، ويُرافقنا اليأس؛ لكن سُرعان ما يكشف اللّطيف الخبير عنا تلك الغمامة فنندهش من لُطفه وكرمه ورحمته. #الإمارات #أبوظبي #متحف_اللوفر ‏ #arabpx ‏‎‏ #yourshotphotographer ‏‎‏‎‏ #nikontop#oman#musandam#khasab#landscape#landscapephotography#nikonphotography#nikond750 ‏‎‏ #landscape_captures#natgeoyourshot ‏‎‏ #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #birds #animal #memorial #memory #wildlife #osprey #wildlifephotography #nikonspecialones

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الأناقة ليست محصورةً في مظهرك ‏فهُناك أناقةٌ داخليةٌ وهي أناقة : ‏لسانك ، عقلك ، قلبك ، وأسلوبك #الإمارات #أبوظبي #متحف_اللوفر ‏ #arabpx ‏‎‏ #yourshotphotographer ‏‎‏‎‏ #nikontop#uae#musandam#abudhabi#landscape#landscapephotography#nikonphotography#nikond750 ‏‎‏ #landscape_captures#natgeoyourshot ‏‎‏ #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #birds #animal #memorial #memory #louvreabudhabi #osprey #wildlifephotography #nikonspecialones

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أكثر الأشياء ارهاقاً للنفس ‏هو كتمان ما نحن بحاجة لقوله . , #مسندم #خصب #الخالدية #arabpx ‏‎‏ #yourshotphotographer ‎‏‎‏ #nikontop#oman#musandam#khasab#landscape#landscapephotography#nikonphotography#nikond750 ‎‏ #landscape_captures#natgeoyourshot ‎‏ #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #birds #animal #memorial #memory #wildlife #osprey #wildlifephotography #nikonspecialones

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🇬🇧We are in Persepolis. The name comes from ancient greek and it means city of Persia (located in Iran). The city was built starting from 520 a.C. The art there is amazing and a very powerful instrument to show the power of the empire. In this pic Persians nobles are ascending stairs hand in hand, as a sign of equality among the empire’s elites.🏛🗿• 🇮🇹Siamo a Persepoli. Il nome deriva dal greco antico e significa città di Persia (si trova nell'attuale Iran). La costruzione della città iniziò nel 520 a.C. circa. L'arte lì é incredibile ed era un potente strumento per mostrare il potere dell'impero. In questa foto i nobili persiani stanno salendo le scale mano nella mano, a dimostrare l'uguaglianza tra le élite dell'impero.🏛🗿 🏺• 📸 by @simonnorfolkstudio • 🏺 Go see my stories to know something new about history or archaeology!🏛🗿

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#Repost @natgeo • • • • • Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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Established in 1606, the Vank Cathedral in the New Julfa quarter of Isfahan, Iran, is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618. More correctly known as the Holy Savior Cathedral (Armenian: Սուրբ Ամենափրկիչ Վանք; Persian: کلیسای آمناپرکیچ‎), corridors of successive arches lead into a fabulous interior blending both Armenian Christian iconography and Islamic geometric designs. The cathedral consists of a domed sanctuary, much like an Iranian mosque, but with the significant addition of a semi-octagonal apse and elevated chancel more usually seen in western churches. The adjacent library contains over 700 handwritten books, including the first book printed in Iran. Here in the courtyard can be seen a large freestanding belfry, towering over both Orthodox and Protestant Christian graves. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @simonnorfolkstudio @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery  @galleryluisotti @natgeo #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #Isfahan #Esfahan #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Safavid #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #lighting #dusk #VankCathedral #Armenian #christianity #cathedral #historic #architecture #stjoseph

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran

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#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran

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Jangan lupa Like, Komen & Share , Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Discovery #discoverychannel #discoveryindonesia #nationalgeographic #natgeo #natgeoindonesia #nationalgeographic.id

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran

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#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran

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<> ------------------------- Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran - #regrann #newyear #explorepage #viral #travel #beatifullimages

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian Credit: @natgeo

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran

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#Repost @natgeo Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran

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RepostBy @amalvivaan : "Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran" (via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)

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#Repost @natgeo with @repostsaveapp · · · Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders, so central was it their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Built by the founding fathers of the great Persian dynasty; Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes in the 5th century BCE, it is thought the city was uninhabited for most of the year but occupied for the Nowruz new year celebrations in the spring and served as a platform to project the Persian empire's wealth and brilliance and to receive tribute from the subject nations of the Empire. None of this however was enough to protect it when Alexander the Great burned the city to the ground in 330 BCE. It is not clear if it was a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Hellenic-Persian War or, perhaps, the consequences of a colossal victory party. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran

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تجي نهاجر ولا نترك لهم عنوان أسـامـيـنا نبـدّلها ... وماضــينا بسمّيك: الدفا ، سمّيني : البردان وكـل ليـلة .... نبـدّلهـا اسـامـيـنا نسافر للمدى ما همّـني الشـطآن ‏انا عندك أحسّ إن البحر ، مينا للشاعر : #حمود_بن_وهقه . #مسندم #بخا #شاطيء_حل ‏ #arabpx#yourshotphotographer#nikontop#oman#musandam#bukha#landscape#landscapephotography#nikonphotography#nikond750#landscape_captures#natgeoyourshot#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #memorial #memory #newfoundlandpark #somme #ميتار_عمان

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تجي نهاجر ولا نترك لهم عنوان أسـامـيـنا نبـدّلها ... وماضــينا بسمّيك: الدفا ، سمّيني : البردان وكـل ليـلة .... نبـدّلهـا اسـامـيـنا نسافر للمدى ما همّـني الشـطآن ‏انا عندك أحسّ إن البحر ، مينا للشاعر : #حمود_بن_وهقه . #مسندم #بخا #شاطيء_حل ‏ #arabpx#yourshotphotographer#nikontop#oman#musandam#bukha#landscape#landscapephotography#nikonphotography#nikond750#landscape_captures#natgeoyourshot#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #memorial #memory #newfoundlandpark #somme #trenches #nikonspecialones

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#Repost @natgeo • • • • • Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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‏"اجتهد أن تنظُر للجانب الطيّب من الناس يا صديقي.. ‏كلّنا نُعاني من جانبٍ مُظلِم، ‏ليس من الرُشد التركيز عليه وحده. " ‏- خالد الحداد #مسندم #خصب #خور_شم #قانة ‏ #arabpx ‏‎‏ #yourshotphotographer ‏‎‏ #nikontop#oman#musandam#khasab#landscape#landscapephotography#nikonphotography#nikond750#landscape_captures#natgeoyourshot#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #sea #boat #memorial #memory #wildlife #osprey #wildlifephotography #nikonspecialones

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repost from @natgeo Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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🙏my Iran 🙏 @natgeo • • • • • Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio 📸 | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dağ in southeastern Turkey, holds the grave of Antiochus I, 7000 feet up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 m/26-30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles, and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. The western terrace at sunset. On the left is Commagene Fortuna; centre is Apollo/Mithras/ Helios/Hermes; right is Heracles/Artagnes/Ares, and in the foreground is one of the eagle statue heads. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material this and future projects #photojournalism #documentaryhotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adiyaman #future #project #history #likeforlikes #like4likes #likeforfollow #beautiful #shot #shotz_of_campania #bestnatureshot #amazing #amazing_fs #amazing_shots #amazing_longexpo #discovery #expo #earth

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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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He should go back home #iran@simonnorfolkstudio with @get__repost__app Another image from my trip to Iran a few years back for National Geographic… The ceremonial capitol of Darius the Great at Persepolis awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. Jaw-dropping even in ruins, Persepolis is rife with intimidating motifs, like the stern griffin shown here. Follow me, @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #power #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #lighting #dusk #alexanderthegreat #dariusthegreat #darius #griffin #repostw10

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چطور به شکوه و عظمت تو افتخار نکنم ، ای تنها یادگار غرور و افتخار ایران @simonnorfolkstudio with @get__repost__app The Greeks called it Persepolis, today it is Takht-e Jamshid; but to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century BCE, so central was it to their idea of who they were, they called it simply Pārsa, which means “The City of Persians.” Pārsa, awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant ‘propaganda’ of its time - It played to aspirations as well as fears… In this image, published in National Geographic Magazine in 2008, Persian nobles are depicted as they ascend a stairway to the Tripylon hall. The iconography of a lion attacking a bull is a symbol of great complexity and range that predates the founding of Persepolis. Undoubtedly, the precise significance of the motif has changed over time. The lion is frequently identified as a symbol of absolute power and heroic triumph, yet the bull, also a motif of strength and stability, is noted throughout Persepolis atop columns and on principal gateways. A possible sequence for change in the interpretation of the motif may be seen as having shifted from astronomical references, to meanings symbolic of royal power, and thereafter as a reference to the perpetual cycle of the equinoxes as calendrical markers. Hence,some experts note that at Persepolis, come dusk on the spring equinox (celebrated as Nowruz, the Persian New Year), the constellation Leo (the lion) is at its zenith and Taurus (the bull) is setting. Follow me, @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery  @galleryluisotti @natgeo #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #dusk #alexanderthegreat #dariusthegreat #darius #repostw10

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#پرسپولیس #تخت_جمشيد جفت چشمام تا حد #مرگ خواب دیدن میدونم #رویا هام بعیدن نه پول کسی رو خورد نه سر سفرمون #نحسی اورد #مرسی #جاوید #ایران #پاینده #مام #میهن . . . @natgeo with @get__repost__app Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #jonsnow #jontargaryen #aegontargaryen #kitharington #sheldoncooper #thebigbangtheory #tbbt #walterwhite #breakingbad #gotmemes #gameofthronesmemes #gameofthronesfamily #gameofthroneshbo #got

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#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #nationalgeographic @thissideofiran @wodesata @pegah.ahoo24 @pirouze.h @travelrubix #نشنال_جئوگرافیک #ایران_زمین #ایرانی #سرزمین_پارس #تخت_جمشید #شیراز #ایران #سرزمین_مادری #پرسپولیس #هخامنشیان #کورش #میراث_فرهنگی

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@Regrann from @natgeo - Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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natgeo Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #greek #insta #instahistory #history #legacy

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natgeo Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #greek #history #beauty #legacy #insta #instafact

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Follow Me @allangtavares #Repost @natgeo Made by @Image.Downloader · · · Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian

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Ten years ago today, (on 29 December 2008), Koryaksky volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka peninsular erupted, ejecting a plume of ash 6000m (20,000ft) into the sky. This was the volcano’s first major eruption in 3,500 years. Koryaksky has been designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of particular study in light of its history of explosive eruptions and proximity to populated areas. This photograph is from a selection of work commissioned by Patek Philippe Magazine through @bookmarkcontent Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @bookmarkcontent @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @emmanuelleperi #PatekPhilippe @simonnorfolkstudio #stratovolcano #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #decadevolcano #volcano #Koryaksky #Kamchatka #ringoffire #камчатка #volcanology #russia #Petropavlovsk #instagramrussia #fineartphotography #visualarchitects

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Германия 🇩🇪 __________________________________ ➕Подпишись, Тебе у нас понравится!😉 ____________________ ▪️Photo by unknown ____________________ 🔝 #mens_group ________________________ ✔️Follow @mens._.group __________________________________ #wyoming #freesolo #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #photooftheday #instagramrussia #naturaldisasters #fineartphotography #seetheworld #sky #landscape #landscapephotography #naturebeauty #pieniny #goodmorning #sexy @natgeo

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Foto por @simonnorfolkstudio | El sitio arqueológico de Nemrut Dağ, en el sureste de Turquía, alberga la tumba de Antíoco I, a 7000 pies de altura en las montañas de Antitaurus. La montaña se encuentra a 40 km (25 millas) al norte de Kahta, cerca de Adiyaman. En el 62 aC, el rey Antíoco I Theos de Commagene construyó en la cima de una montaña un santuario de tumbas flanqueado por enormes estatuas (8-9 m / 26-30 pies de alto) de sí mismo, dos leones, dos águilas y varios griegos, armenios y Dioses iraníes, como Hércules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd u Oromasdes (asociados con el dios iraní Ahura Mazda), Tyche y Apollo-Mithras. Estas estatuas estaban una vez sentadas, con nombres de cada dios inscrito en ellas. Los jefes de las estatuas en algún momento han sido retirados de sus cuerpos, y ahora están dispersos por todo el sitio. A la izquierda está Commagene / Fortuna; el centro es Apollo / Mithras / Helios / Hermes; A la derecha está Heracles / Artagnes / Ares, y en el primer plano está una de las cabezas de la estatua del águila. Sígueme en @simonnorfolkstudio para obtener actualizaciones, tomas, inéditos y material de archivo sobre este y futuros proyectos. . #fotoperiodismo #documental #arqueología #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adıyaman #turkiye🇹🇷 #türkiye #turquia #nemrutdağı #nemrut #arqueologia #Nature #adventure #naturaleza #landscape #photo #foto #retrato #portrait #photooftheday #nacgeo #landscape #landscapes #streetphoto #portraitphotography

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natgeoPhoto by @simonnorfolkstudio | Darius I built the greatest palace at Persepolis. This palace was called the Apadana. The king of kings used it for official audiences. The work began in 518 B.C.E., and his son, Xerxes I, completed it 30 years later. The palace had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60 meters (200 feet) long with 72 columns, 13 of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19 meters (62 feet) high with a square Taurus (bull) and plinth. The columns carried the weight of a vast, heavy ceiling. The tops of the columns were made from animal sculptures such as two-headed lions, eagles, human and cows, the latter symbols of fertility and abundance in ancient Iran. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire From National geographic

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dağ in southeastern Turkey, holds the grave of Antiochus I, 7000 feet up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 m/26-30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles, and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. The western terrace at sunset. On the left is Commagene / Fortuna; centre is Apollo/Mithras/Helios/Hermes; right is Heracles/Artagnes/Ares, and in the foreground is one of the eagle statue heads. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adıyaman

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تعلم الابتعاد حين يضيق بك العالم، تعلم ألا تفجر مزاجيتك حدائق من حولك، تعلم شجاعة عدم التعدي بحجة أنك لست على ما يرام، تعلم النضج حين تحترق . #مسندم #خصب ‏ #arabpx#yourshotphotographer#nikontop#oman#musandam#khasab#landscape#landscapephotography#nikonphotography#nikond750#landscape_captures#natgeoyourshot#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #memorial #memory #newfoundlandpark #rain #trenches #nikonspecialones

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#Repost @natgeo with @make_repost ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dağ in southeastern Turkey, holds the grave of Antiochus I, 7000 feet up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 m/26-30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles, and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. The western terrace at sunset. On the left is Commagene / Fortuna; centre is Apollo/Mithras/Helios/Hermes; right is Heracles/Artagnes/Ares, and in the foreground is one of the eagle statue heads. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #adıyaman

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Оказывается, я Геркулес))) #Repost @natgeo with @make_repost ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dağ in southeastern Turkey, holds the grave of Antiochus I, 7000 feet up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 m/26-30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles, and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. The western terrace at sunset. On the left is Commagene / Fortuna; centre is Apollo/Mithras/Helios/Hermes; right is Heracles/Artagnes/Ares, and in the foreground is one of the eagle statue heads. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adıyaman #armenia #ancientarmenia #names #имена

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| The archaeological site of Nemrut Dağ in southeastern Turkey, holds the grave of Antiochus I, 7000 feet up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 m/26-30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles, and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. The western terrace at sunset. On the left is Commagene / Fortuna; centre is Apollo/Mithras/Helios/Hermes; right is Heracles/Artagnes/Ares, and in the foreground is one of the eagle statue heads. Follow me @iva_moments for more pictures from all around the world. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adıyaman Photo by simonnorfolkstudio #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen #ancienthistory

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dağ in southeastern Turkey, holds the grave of Antiochus I, 7000 feet up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 m/26-30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles, and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. The western terrace at sunset. On the left is Commagene / Fortuna; centre is Apollo/Mithras/Helios/Hermes; right is Heracles/Artagnes/Ares, and in the foreground is one of the eagle statue heads. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adıyaman #inspireothers #savvybusinessowner

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Fotoğraf @simonnorfolkstudio | Türkiye'nin güneydoğusundaki Nemrut Dağı'nın arkeolojik alanı, Antitak Dağları'nda 7000 metre yüksekliğinde olan Antiochus I'in mezarını tutar. Dağ, Adıyaman'ın yakınında, Kahta'nın 40 km (25 mil) kuzeyinde yer almaktadır. M.Ö. 62'de, Kral Antiochus I Kommagene Teorileri, dağın tepesinde, büyük heykelleri (8-9 m / 26-30 ft yüksekliğinde), iki aslan, iki kartal ve çeşitli Yunan, Ermeni ve Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd veya Oromasdes (İran tanrısı Ahura Mazda ile ilişkili), Tyche ve Apollo-Mithras gibi İran tanrıları. Bu heykeller bir zamanlar oturmuş, her bir tanrının isimleri üzerlerinde yazılıydı. Heykellerin başları bir aşamada vücutlarından çıkarıldı ve şimdi bölgeye dağıldılar. Günbatımında batı terası. Solda Kommagene / Fortuna; merkezi Apollo / Mithras / Helios / Hermes'tir; sağ Heracles / Artagnes / Ares'dir ve ön planda kartal heykel başlarından biridir. Bu ve gelecekteki projelerle ilgili güncellemeler, çalışmalar, yayınlanmamış ve arşivleme materyalleri için beni @simonnorfolkstudio izleyin. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology # Adıyaman

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Belgesel kanalı national geographic ınstagram hesabında Nemrut dağı paylaşımı 👍👍 Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dağ in southeastern Turkey, holds the grave of Antiochus I, 7000 feet up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 m/26-30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles, and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. The western terrace at sunset. On the left is Commagene / Fortuna; centre is Apollo/Mithras/Helios/Hermes; right is Heracles/Artagnes/Ares, and in the foreground is one of the eagle statue heads. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adıyaman

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NatGeo Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dağ in southeastern Turkey, holds the grave of Antiochus I, 7000 feet up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 m/26-30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles, and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. The western terrace at sunset. On the left is Commagene / Fortuna; centre is Apollo/Mithras/Helios/Hermes; right is Heracles/Artagnes/Ares, and in the foreground is one of the eagle statue heads. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adıyaman #lovenayar58

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dağ in southeastern Turkey, holds the grave of Antiochus I, 7000 feet up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 m/26-30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles, and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site. The western terrace at sunset. On the left is Commagene / Fortuna; centre is Apollo/Mithras/Helios/Hermes; right is Heracles/Artagnes/Ares, and in the foreground is one of the eagle statue heads. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adıyaman

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A view of the Sasso Barisano district in Matera in Italy's Basilicata region. Known as la Città Sotterranea (the subterranean city), the city is centered on the Sassi di Matera ("Stones of Matera"). The Sassi caves originate from a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, and may constitute some of the first human settlements in Italy. Indeed, Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast to be still living in the same houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago. Miserably poor throughout the centuries, and a burden on the national psyche, the Sassi were forcibly cleared in the 1950s, but in recent years have seen the return of tourists, boutique hotels, and Hollywood film crews. Matera is European Capital of Culture for 2019. . #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #worldmonuments #archaeology . 🙏 📷 photo credit @natgeo . #farfartravelshop

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لا يجتمع *الشقاء* مع ثلاث: ‏١- لا يجتمع الشقاء مع *بر الوالدة* .. ‏( *وبَرًّا بوالدتي ولم يجعلني جبارا شقيا*) ‏٢-ولا يجتمع الشقاء مع *الدعاء* ‏( *ولم أكن بدعائك رب شقيا*) ‏٣-ولايجتمع الشقاء مع كثرة *تلاوة القرآن*, ‏( *ما أنزلنا عليك الْقرآن لتشْقى*) #مسندم #خصب #خور_شم ‏ #arabpx ‏‎‏ #yourshotphotographer ‏‎‏ #nikontop#oman#musandam#khasab#landscape#landscapephotography#nikonphotography#nikond750#landscape_captures#natgeoyourshot#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #birds #animal #memorial #memory #wildlife #osprey #wildlifephotography #nikonspecialones

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#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah

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#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah

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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah

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ترى التجارب تعطي دروس ودروس ولايصقل الرجّال غير البلاوي لاتستضيق إن دنيتك حاستك حوس صبرك ولو تكبر عليك الدعاوي لاتقول وشفيني ولاتقول منحوس قل يالله بدربٍ من الخير ضاوي لـ #مبارك_الحجيلان #arabpx ‏‎‏ #yourshotphotographer ‏‎‏ #nikontop#oman#musandam#khasab#landscape#landscapephotography#nikonphotography#nikond750#landscape_captures#natgeoyourshot#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #birds #animal #memorial #memory #wildlife #osprey #wildlifephotography #nikonspecialones

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PROUD IRANIAN...! Love our history Thank you for your post @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis

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♥️ | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah @natgeo #پارسه #ايران_بزرگ #ايران #پرشيا #پارس #چله #يلدا

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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The Greeks called it Persepolis; today it's Takht-e Jamshid. But to its ancient Persian builders of the 5th century B.C.E., so central was it to their idea of who they were, it was simply Pārsa, “city of Persians.” Pārsa awed dignitaries who came from the far ends of the largest empire of the age to pay tribute. The art of Persepolis was brilliant propaganda: It played to aspirations as well as fears. In this image, Persian nobles are depicted ascending stairs to the Tripylon hall hand in hand, signaling equality among the empire’s elites. #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah

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Matera is in the news a lot at the moment - notably because of its concerns about the impact tourism willl have during its stint as Capital of Culture in 2019. . We have linked to an article in @telegraphtravel frpm last week via our bio and for some of Matera’s history read below from @natgeo . uRepostBy @natgeo: "Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | A view of the Sasso Barisano district in Matera in Italy's Basilicata region. Known as la Città Sotterranea (the subterranean city), the city is centered on the Sassi di Matera ("Stones of Matera"). The Sassi caves originate from a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, and may constitute some of the first human settlements in Italy. Indeed, Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast to be still living in the same houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago. Miserably poor throughout the centuries, and a burden on the national psyche, the Sassi were forcibly cleared in the 1950s, but in recent years have seen the return of tourists, boutique hotels, and Hollywood film crews. Matera is European Capital of Culture for 2019. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #worldmonuments #archaeology" (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)

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Kidron Valley, Jerusalem

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