Picture Library

We have a library of several thousand pictures, but due to our writing commitments, we are unable to spend the time needed to create a searchable online database. Instead, there are a few examples of our pictures below in order to provide an idea of our coverage. After the picture section, we give some examples of the subjects and places represented in our picture library.

We can supply our pictures for use in books, magazines, websites, and so on – for a fee. We have pictures from mainly the United Kingdom, Europe and Egypt covering history, heritage, archaeology and past civilisations. All the pictures are our own copyright, which means that we have first-hand knowledge of the subjects and can provide extended captions, if commissioned. We deal mainly with publishers. It can be very expensive for authors to obtain pictures for a book through picture libraries, unless their publisher is footing the bill! We do not usually charge a search fee, so if you are a publisher, picture researcher or author requiring pictures for a book or magazine, do please contact us with your requirements. We try to keep our reproduction fees as simple and reasonable as possible. We can send out low-resolution jpegs of what you require via email. Once you have decided what to use, we can then email higher-quality digital images or post them on a CD.

Please note that if you are a photographer, we do not buy, borrow, lease, or whatever, any other people’s photographs. We are a small, specialised picture library. We are not an agency. There seem to be many organisations out there who claim that picture libraries and agencies are desperate for pictures and that you can make easy money this way. This is absolutely not true!

Try also the York Archaeological Trust’s picture library, which is particularly strong in pictures relating to the Viking period, as well as techniques of excavation. Their website is http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk

Try also the picture library of the photographers Mick Sharp and Jean Williamson. Their website is www.windowonlosttime.co.uk, and they have outstanding landscape photographs, prehistoric monuments and much more.

Here are a few example of the subjects and places we cover, and there are lots more!

Domes of San Marco, Venice
Stonehenge in Wiltshire
Meteora monastery, Greece
Aerial view of Luxor
River Nile near Aswan
Sphinxes at Karnak
Abu Simbel temple, Egypt
Moulin Rouge in Paris
1822 map of Italy
Ironbridge in Shropshire
1785 road map from Marlborough
Boer War monument at Plymouth
Fishing boat at Clovelly, Devon
Cannon at Berry Head in Devon
Lizard Point lighthouse, Cornwall
Seashore at Cresswell, Northumberland
Old Cataract Hotel, Egypt
Sphinx and pyramid, Egypt
Milestone at Alston in Cumbria
Peacock butterfly
Lobster pots at Brixham in Devon
St Pancras church at Widecombe
Rough seas near St Ives, Cornwall
Beach huts at Littlehampton, Sussex
Roman gateway, Trier

Subjects – a few examples

(e.g. Avebury in Wiltshire,
Mayburgh in Cumbria)
Stone circles (e.g. Castlerigg in Cumbria)
Egyptian temples (e.g. Dendera,Karnak,Luxor)
Medieval castles (e.g. Assisi in Italy, Caernarvon in Wales)
Abandoned villages on Cyprus (e.g. Paramali)
Archaeological excavations (e.g. Beddington in Greater London)
Roman towns (e.g. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia)
Gravestones and Tombstones (e.g. in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, in the Kerameikos cemetery in Athens)
Latin inscriptions
Egyptian hieroglyphs
Bridges and Aqueducts (e.g. Victor Emmanuel in Rome, Avignon and Pont du Gard in France)
Lighthouses (eg the Lizard, Dover Roman lighthouse)
Road furniture (eg milestones, toll houses)
Pubs (eg Lady Hamilton at Portsmouth)

Roman amphitheatres (e.g. Nimes in France, Colosseum in Rome)
Olive groves
Hadrian’s Wall
Medieval monasteries and churches (e.g. Meteora in Greece)
Roman mosaics (e.g. Pompeii in Italy,
Kourion in Cyprus)

Roman bath-houses (e.g. Beddington in Greater London, Ostia in Italy)
Roman temples (e.g. Pergamum in Turkey,
Rome in Italy)

Greek temples (e.g. Paestum in Italy,
Athens in Greece)

Greek theatres (e.g. Epidaurus in Greece,
Kourion in Cyprus)

Floods
Snow

Places – a few examples

Egypt

Abu Simbel
Aswan
Cairo
Deir el-Bahari
Dendera
Edfu
Karnak
Kom Ombo
Luxor
Memphis
Saqqara
Thebes

France

Arles
Avignon
Figeac
Glanum
Grenoble
Les Baux
Marseille
Nages
Nimes
Orange
Paris
Vaison-la-Romaine

Cyprus

Kiti
Kolossi
Kouklia
Kourion
Larnaca
Lemba
Paphos

England

Aust
Bath
Beddington
Canterbury
Cirencester
Cissbury
Dover
East Lydford
Exeter
Ironbridge
Kilpeck
Muchelney
Newcastle
Peckham
Penrith
Penzance
Portchester
Portland
Portsmouth
Priddy
Runnymede
Taunton
Tintagel
Whitby
Windsor
York

Germany

Igel
Nennig
Neumagen
Piesport
Trier

Greece

Athens
Delphi
Dion
Epidaurus
Meteora
Mycenae
Mystra
Olympia
Pella
Philippi
Thessalonica

Italy

Assisi
Florence
Herculaneum
Ostia
Paestum
Pompeii
Ravenna
Rome
Sorrento
Tivoli
Venice

Scotland

Abernethy
Ardoch
Dumfries
Jedburgh
Kelso
Leuchars
Lochmaben
Melrose
New Abbey
Pittenweem
St Andrews
Stirling
Whithorn

Turkey

Ephesus
Gallipoli
Istanbul
Miletus
Pamukkale
Pergamum
Priene
Troy

Wales

Caernarfon
Caerwent
Penhow
Tintern