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!
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)
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)
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)
Places – a few examples