The Kings Castle by Florence Mary Anderson
"The Kings Castle by Florence Mary Anderson. "Once upon a time there was a king who lived in a castle", from Lillie and Zizi from The Black Princess and other Fairy Tales from Brazil by Chrysanthme."
© The Florence Mary Anderson Collection / Peter & Dawn Cope / Mary Evans
Anderson, Atmospheric, Castle, Citadel, Clifftop, Fantastical, Fantasy, Florence, Kings, Mary, Mythical, Palace, Queen, Royal, Time, Who
Arles, France - exterior of the Roman amphitheatre
The Arles Roman Amphitheatre, built in 90AD, could hold more than 20, 000 spectators. In the Middle Ages four towers, like the one shown here, were added to the arena and it became a citadel protecting 200 houses, chapels and a public square.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
1910s, Amphitheatre, Amphitheatres, Arch, Arches, Architecture, Arena, Arenas, Arles, Citadel, Citadelle, Citadels, Classical, Empire, Fortress, France, French, Heritage, Historical, Pilaster, Pilasters, Roman, Ruin, Ruins, Tower, Towers
Exotic Eastern Woman - Citadel, Tombs of Mamluks, Cairo
Composite photographic postcard showing an illustration of an exotic Eastern woman set before a skyline showing the Citadel and Tombs of the Mamluks, Cairo, Egypt. A mamluk was a slave soldier who converted to Islam and served the Muslim caliphs and the Ayyubid sultans from the 9th to the 13th centuries. They were mainly Kipchak Turks. While Mamluks were purchased, their status was above ordinary slaves, who were not allowed to carry weapons or perform certain tasks. Mamluks were considered to be true lords, with social status above freeborn Egyptians. Over time, they became a powerful military caste often defeating the Crusaders. On more than one occasion, they seized power for themselves; for example, ruling Egypt in the Mamluk Dynasty from 12501517. Date: 1907
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection