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#1
Look at the photo below. It is ancient, it is world famous, but this is not how you usually see it. What is it?
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The first to give the correct answer, is invited to upload the next question.


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Jona Lendering
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#2
What a good idea for a thread!

Is it the back of Hannibal's tomb?
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#3
Agrigent?
Christian K.

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#4
Is it Pergamon?
Francis Hagan

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#5
Golgotha?
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#6
Tarpeian Rock
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#7
Quote:The first to give the correct answer, is invited to upload the next question.
Hmmm, looks Turkish and sacred. I would have said the Altar of Zeus at Pergamon, ... except I might have to set the next question! :wink:
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Quote:... except I might have to set the next question! :wink:

You certainly have some pictures fit for it, I imagine. A close up of the left side of the rampart of Masada would be a good one :p

Nevertheless I like Jona's idea, although I really don't know where this picture was taken.
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#9
Two correct answers. Francis Hagan was right, because this is indeed in Pergamon. Duncan Campbell, however, was more specific. It is indeed the foundation of the Altar of Zeus - the "throne of Satan" from the Book of Revelation. This is the more familiar sight.

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So now it's Duncan's turn.
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#10
WOW Confusedhock:

Never seen that before. Is that the museum in Pergamon?
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Quote:WOW Confusedhock:

Never seen that before. Is that the museum in Pergamon?

No, Pergamon museum, Berlin.
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#12
Damn, I was close but not close enough! Over to Duncan then!
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#13
Quote:Over to Duncan then!
I suppose the idea is to show a picture that people might have a chance of recognizing! I toyed with posting an aerial view of an Antonine fort, but -- since it would just be a green field -- that wouldn't be very fair.

What about this one? Although it's a world famous site, you might only have seen this bit as a diagram in a well-known book.
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#14
Byzantine fortification?
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#15
Is it part of Hadrian's Wall, possibly Housesteads Fort?
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