Type: Digital Images

This Religious Studies Portal highlights religions, philosophies, worldviews and traditions from around the world and throughout time.
  • Abu Simbel
    • Abu Simbel is a set of two temples cut out of the sandstone cliffs above the Nile River in an area near the border of Egypt with Sudan. It was constructed for the pharaoh Ramesses II who reigned for 67 years during the 13th century BC (19th Dynasty).
  • Art in the Christian Tradition Database
    • The Art in the Christian Tradition (ACT) database is a freely available, regularly updated visual image internet resource. Designed for scholars, students, pastors, and religious educators, all of the images may be used for educational and/or religious non-profit purposes. Images are added regularly.
  • Buddhist Painting from India, Nepal, and Tibet
    • The production of Buddhist manuscripts illustrated with images of various Buddhist deities and/or scenes from the life of Shakyamuni flourished in Bihar and Bengal (present-day eastern India and Bangladesh) under the rule of the Pala dynasty (ca. 8th - 12th century).
  • Buddhist Sculpture from Kashmir
    • Kashmir's apparent seclusion in a valley in the northwest of India belies its importance as a crossroads linking northern India with parts of Central Asia, China, and Tibet. Consequently, there is a range of stylistic influences in Kashmiri art, which has, in turn, had a significant impact on the art of other places such as western Tibet.
  • Chakras
    • Chakras are said to be energy points aligned vertically down the spine and under the right meditative states, they can release great life energies.
  • Christianity As A Proportion Of Total Population
    • Map of Africa
  • Directions in Hebrew
  • Early Hindu Gods
    • Descriptions of 16 Hindu gods.
  • Edfu and Philae Temples
    • The Philae Temple in Egypt is dedicated to the Goddess Isis and the Edfu Temple is dedicated to the God Horus
  • Hinduism: Pantheon of Deities
    • Images of Hindu Deities
  • In pictures: Life at the temple
    • Hindu temple images
  • Islam Photos and Artwork
    • Calligraphy, Sacred Sites and Artwork
  • Japanese Buddhist Art
    • The introduction of Buddhism to Japan was one of the most important events in Japanese history and had a lasting effect on the development of the country's thought, art and culture. Today, Buddhism is the dominant religion in Japan.
  • Kom Ombo
    • The temple is split up in two equal parts. One is dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and the other to Haroeris who was another form of Horus.
  • Korean Buddhist Painting
    • The introduction of Buddhism to Korea in the late 4th century C.E. had a decisive effect on the formation of early Korean art and culture. Besides the importation of Buddhist texts from China and the arrival of monks to propagate the doctrines, temples were constructed and devotional images, both painted and sculpted, were created to be enshrined within them.
  • Luxor and Karnak Temples
    • The temples of ancient Egypt were considered the homes of the many the Gods and Goddesses worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. Egyptians believed the temples should be kept well or that the god or goddess would leave and great unrest would result for the country.
  • NET Bible Maps
    • This is the first time that data recorded by a satellite has been used in a Bible to illustrate the Holy Land. When you compare these images to other satellite imagery or photographs, you will immediately notice their unique resolution and quality. This gives you, the reader, a great deal of information--relative altitude, topography, vegetation, available mountain passes, travel routes, etc.--and this information is often vital to understanding the Bible.
  • Photographs of Medieval Papal and Church documents
    • The papal seal affixed to most bulls is made of lead and is inscribed with the name of the reigning pope on one side and representations of the heads of St. Peter and St. Paul on the other side with the abbreviation SPASPE. SPA is for St .Paul and SPE St. Peter.
  • Pilgrim's Progress Graphics
    • The third edition of The Pilgrim's Progress, published in 1679, appears to have been the first printing with any illustration. It included what is now known as "the sleeping portrait" which depicted not only Bunyan in a dreaming pose, but also Christian journeying from the City of Destruction toward the Wicket-gate.
  • Religious Freedom in 2009
    • This map shows the level of religious freedom enjoyed by citizens of all countries that fall under the remit of this study, as assessed by the 2009 Report on International Religious Freedom compiled by the US Department of State.
  • Stone Sculpture from Hindu Temples
    • The Hindu temple represents a temporary abode for the gods, a place where they make themselves visible and accessible to the devotee.
  • The Pyramids
    • The people of ancient Egypt believed that when they died they started a journey to the next world. The mummified body of the king was buried inside the pyramid to protect it whilst on the journey. Pyramids may have been built in that shape so that they form a ramp for the kings' journeys to the Sun God
  • Two Bodhisattvas from Sri Lanka
    • According to tradition, Buddhism arrived in Sri Lanka around the middle of the 3rd century B.C.E. and it was soon the dominant religious force on the island, as it is today.