Learn about the paintings below!
Pharos Lighthouse, towering above the entrance to Alexandria harbour at over 300’ high, was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. For many centuries it would be the tallest man made structure in the world. Severely damaged by a series of earthquakes in the 1st and 2nd centuries, it survived in part until 1480. My watercolour features on the back cover of ‘Mary Magdalene’s Legacy’ .
The Serapeum was an ancient Greek temple built by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC dedicated to the god Serapis, protector of Alexandria. It was known as the daughter of the Library of Alexandria.
Fragment of the Gospel of John
Amongst roughly 2,000 ancient Greek papyri are the fragments of the Gospel of John, the earliest surviving fragment from the New Testament.
Cave church of St Peter, Antioch
Antioch, Syria is now part of Turkey and is known as Antakya. This was the first Christian church built by Peter, Paul and his disciples in 45. Unlike much of the city of Antioch , the church has survived earthquakes and still exists to this day.
Sappho was the first woman poet, born around 630 BC on the island of Lesbos, Greece. She composed over 10,000 lines of poetry, but sadly much of it was destroyed in the fire at the Library of Alexandria in 48 BC. She was famous for her homoerotic poetry, and the term ‘lesbian’ is derived from her birthplace.
View from the summit of Omercali of Pepouza & Tymion
The location of Pepouza & Tymion was discovered by archaeologists William Tabbernee & Peter Lampe in 2000.
Ceramic Eucharist Bread Stamp
This ceramic bread stamp was discovered by Tabbernee & Lampe near the ruins of a church in Pepouza in 2001.