Athens, the Acropolis Athens, pseudo-autonomous AE coin from c.140-175 AD. View of the Acropolis from North-West; on right, steps of the Panathenaic Way lead upward to Propylaea, at summit, Erechtheum and colossal statue of Athena Promachus standing right, mid-summit, niche representing the Cave of Pan. Nicaea (Iznik, Turkey) Bithynia, Nicaea, AE octassarion of Gallienus : the city walls. Same coin: polygonal circuit of the city-walls. Mount Argaeus (Erciyes Dağı, Turkey) Caesarea of Cappadocia (Kayseri, Turkey), AR drachm of Septimius Severus, 207 AD. Mount Argaeus with hoodoos (or fairy chimneys) typical of the Cappadocia landscape. Amasia (Amasya, Turkey) Amasia, AE hexassarion of Severus Alexander, 225/6 AD. View of the walled city built on a rocky terrain. The temple of Zeus Stratios in the centre has vanished, today one can see a nice 16th c. mosque built by Soliman the Magnificent, with some "flamboyant" ornaments probably added by Western craftsmen hired for this project. Heliopolis (Baalbek, Lebanon) Heliopolis, AE24mm of Septimius Severus. The temple on the coin is Jupiter Temple, of which remain the monumental stairway, the podium and 8 columns (under restoration on the photograph). The Bacchus Temple besides was roughly similar, but smaller. Heliopolis, AE tetrassarion of Philip the Arab. The coin shows the Propylaea built under this emperor, with much accuracy if compared with the actual view. The monumental stairway has disappeared, the one on the photo is modern. I have made many others... My favourite is perhaps Trajan's port at Ostia : Trajan, sestertius : PORTVM TRAIANI / SC. Today it is just besides Rome's Fiumicino airport. The taxiways and runways cover the old Claudius Port figured on famous sestertii of Nero.