817-460106 - The Canopus, an elongated canal imitating the famous sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. The semi-circular exedra of the Serapeum is located at its southern end, dedicated to the gods Isis and Serpis which was probably used as a banqueting hall. Hadriana??s Villa ( Villa Adriana ) built during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD, Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
857-69586 - Palmyra, Syria - January, 2008: Roman ruins in the desert. Palmyra or Tadmore was a 2nd century AD desert oasis used as a strategic staging post for caravans traveling between the Mediterranean Sea and the east. It was also settled by the Assyrians, and Persians.