Photos of the Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Photograph of the Louvre, Paris, France

Statue of Louis XIV in front of the Louvre

Statue of Louis XIV in front of the Louvre

Statue of Louis XIV, The Sun King, outside of the Louvre Museum. The Roi-Soleil ruled France from 1643 to 1715. The symbol of absolute monarchy, he was the longest reigning king in European history.

Going down the escalator into the lobby of the Louvre

Going down the escalator into the lobby of the Louvre

Sarcophagus of Ramses III in Paris

Sarcophagus of Ramses III in Paris

The eighteen ton pink granite sarcophagus of Ramses III of Egypt. The winged figure at the foot of the sarcophagus is Isis, the Egyptian goddess of nature and magic. On the side of the box are engravings from the “Book of Hidden Chambers”, a book researching the netherworld, or “Duat”. Ramses III ruled Egypt from 1184 to 1153 BC.

Sarcophagus of Ramses III in the Louvre

Sarcophagus of Ramses III in the Louvre

Capital of column from Darius I's audience room

Capital of column from Darius I’s audience room

Top of a column from the audience hall of the Palace of Darius I. Thirty-six columns once held up the roof of the Apadana at Susa (now the Iranian town of Shush).

Diagram in the Louvre of the Apadana and columns

Venus de Milo in the Louvre

Venus de Milo

This statue (above) of a goddess, known as the Venus de Milo, was found on the Greek island of Melos in 1820. It is thought to either represent Aphodite, the goddess of love; or Amphitrite, the goddess of the sea.

Statue of Athena in the Louvre, Paris

Statue of Athena

The Athena Mattei is a Roman replica of a still surviving Greek statue. This statue of the goddess of war is believed to be from the beginning of the millennium, the original from 350 BC.

The Venus de Milo in its temporary spot during renovations 2008

The Venus de Milo in its temporary spot during renovations 2008

Golden ceiling in the Louvre Museum

Ceiling in the Louvre Museum[/caption

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Roman marble statue depicting Marcus Aurelius Roman marble statue depicting Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 AD. This statue was made in the end of the second century.

L'empereur Commode, Louvre

L’empereur Commode, Louvre

This marble statue of the Emporer Commodus is from Markouna, Algeria, from 196 AD. Commodus ruled Rome from 180-193 AD.

statues inside the Louvre, Paris, France

Inside the Louvre, Paris, France

Statue of Nike, the goddess of victory

Statue of Nike, the goddess of victory

This statue of Nike, the winged goddess of victory, was found in 1863 on an island in the Aegean. It is from the third to first century BC.

paintings inside the Musée du Louvre

The Musée du Louvre

Mona Lisa, or Jaconde, Louvre

Mona Lisa, Louvre

The famous Mona Lisa, or Jaconde in French, protected from camera flash behind bulletproof, green glass in the Louvre. It was painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1506.

Looking across at the Tuileries Gardens from the Louvre, Paris

Looking across at the Tuileries Gardens from the Louvre, Paris

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