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Temple of Wadi al-Sabua, Egypt

September 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The temple built by Amenhotep III was dedicated principally to the Nuibian form of the God Horus, and later, apparently during the time of Ramesses II, to Amun. It was damaged during the Amarna Period, but later restored by Ramesses II.

The temple that was actually built on the orders of Ramesses II, utilizing at least some Libyan captives sometime around his 44th year as king, was dedicated to Amun-Re and Re-Horakhty. It was the third speos style temple that Ramesses II built in Nubia, the most famous of which is of course at Abu Simbel. The temple sphinx-lined approach in the two forecourts leading to the initial stairway provides the name of this area, which is known as the Valley of the Lions (Arabic Wadi al Sabua). The entire complex that proceeds the rock hewn chambers was enclosed within a huge brick wall over a meter thick on a rectangular plan measuring 35 by 80 meters, with buttresses on the north and south external sides.

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Wooden church of St.Barbara and St.Joseph, Jastrzebie Zdroj, Poland

August 22nd, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Wooden church of St.Barbara and St.Joseph. Built in XVII century, rebuilt in 1888, moved to Jastrzebie Zdrój from Jedłownika in 1974.

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The Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevsky, Łódź, Poland

August 5th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevsky.

The Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Łódź was completed in 1884, during the period when the part of Poland was part of the Russian Empire.

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Constantine’s Basilica, Trier, Germany

July 29th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

This building was a Roman basilica which was used as a throne room by Constintine the Great, when Trier was one of the capitals of the Roman Empire.

Constantine Basilica - a basilica in the original Roman sense, being the 67 m long throne hall of Roman Emperor Constantine; it is today used as a Protestant church.

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The abbey of Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France

July 29th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The abbey of Saint-Ouen in Rouen is one of the major monuments of Rouen, and an example of Gothic architecture in Normandy.

Formerly "abbey of Saint-Ouen," it was a Benedictine monastery, the most powerful of Normandy. The work started in 1318 have been hampered by the Hundred Years War and were completed in the fifteenth century.

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Romanesque church of Virgin Mary, Inowroclaw, Poland

July 18th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Romanesque church of Virgin Mary dating back to the end of 12th century or beginning of 13th century, built from granite stones and brick. In 1834 destroyed by fire, partially reconstructed in 1950s.

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The Tibetan Buddhist stupa in Benalmadena, Malaga, Spain

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Tibetan Buddhist stupa in Benalmadena in Malaga, Spain.

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Roman Catholic Collegiate Church of St. Laurentius, Zhovkva, Ukraine

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Roman Catholic Collegiate Church of St. Laurentius in Zhovkva, Ukraine.

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