“Tree of Life” mosaic from Hisham’s Palace, built in the 8th century. A.D. in Jericho by the Umayyad Caliphate
Before and after the excavation and restoration of the Great Ziggurat of Ur, built approximately 4000 years ago by King Ur-Nammu of the Neo-Sumerian Empire, in dedication to the Moon God, Nanna
The 2,300-year-old Grand Theatre of Ephesus, in Turkey, before and after excavation
Sphinx Gate, Hattusa, the former capital of the Hittite Empire, in present-day Turkey (17th-13th century BC).
A massive floor mosaic from the Bath of the Seven Wise Men at Ostia Antica. Made around 1,800 years ago, it depicts an elaborate black-and-white hunting scene
The hanging pillar of the 16th century Veerabhadra temple in Lepakshi, India. Among the 70 granite pillars of the Dance Hall, there’s one that doesn’t touch the floor and it’s possible to pass objects such as a piece of cloth from one side to the other