I thought I would make a second posting, sharing some additional photos of the warriors. While the scale of the place is what takes your breath away, it’s the unique individuality of each soldier that is truly incredible. That and the fact that what you see is the result of more than 30 years of restoration, taking a pile of rubble and turning it into a phalanx of men. I’ve included some “before” pictures to show what the archeologists have to work with, the torsos of the men and the tiles that originally paved the gallery. I think the “as found” condition of the soldiers really makes the scope of the place sink in.
Great interior photos of the warriors. You were able to master your settings for that poor lighting. Quite a place isn't it?Brian