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Archeological sites around the world.

List of sights

Ajanta145 photos

Ajanta Caves (503) Cave 26
AjantaIndia

Coordinates: 20° 33′ 11″ N, 75° 42′ 1″ E

The Ajanta Caves, in Maharashtra, are 31 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka Tales) as well as… [Read more]

Appian Way26 photos

Appian Way (034)
Appian WayRome - Lazio - Italy

Coordinates: 41° 51′ 7″ N, 12° 31′ 15″ E

The Appian Way was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Puglia, in south-east Italy. The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and… [Read more]

Aula Ottagona48 photos

Aula Ottagona (055)
Aula OttagonaRome - Lazio - Italy

Coordinates: 41° 54′ 14″ N, 12° 29′ 45″ E

The Aula Ottagona is part of Diocletian’s Baths and used to be called the Hall of Minerva. Probably designed originally to provide a concourse area, it is octagonal in shape with four semi-circular niches in the corners. [Read more]

Bagan76 photos

Myanmar (429) Bagan
BaganMyanmar

Coordinates: 21° 10′ 10″ N, 94° 53′ 49″ E

Bagan (formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar[Read more]

Baths of Caracalla32 photos

Baths of Caracalla (041)
Baths of CaracallaRome - Lazio - Italy

Coordinates: 41° 52′ 50″ N, 12° 29′ 29″ E

The Baths of Caracalla in Rome, were Roman public baths, or thermae, built in Rome between AD 212 and 216, during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla. Records show that the idea for the baths were drawn up by Septimius Severus, and merely completed… [Read more]

Begumpur Masjid16 photos

Begumpur Masjid (Delhi) (012)
Begumpur MasjidDelhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 32′ 21″ N, 77° 12′ 23″ E

The Begumpur Mosque (Begumpur Masjid or Begumpuri Masjid) is a courtyard mosque built under the Tughluq dynasty in the 14th century in the Jahanpanah district in the south of the Indian capital Delhi. Until the completion of the great Friday mosque… [Read more]

Cerveteri83 photos

Cerveteri (173)
CerveteriLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 0′ 22″ N, 12° 6′ 2″ E

The Necropolis della Banditaccia in Cerveteri, which has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the necropolis in Tarquinia covers an area of 400 ha with a total of 1,000 tombs. It is the largest ancient necropolis in the… [Read more]

Ellora120 photos

Ellora Caves (525) Cave 16 (Kailasa Temple)
ElloraIndia

Coordinates: 20° 1′ 26″ N, 75° 10′ 44″ E

Ellora is an archaeological site, 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta rulers. Well-known for its monumental caves, Ellora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the epitome of… [Read more]

Ercolano103 photos

Ercolano (012)
ErcolanoCampania - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 48′ 22″ N, 14° 20′ 57″ E

Ercolano (Herculaneum) is an ancient Roman town, located in the province of Naples which has been destroyed, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius beginning on August 24, AD 79. [Read more]

Isola Sacra12 photos

Isola Sacra (012)
Isola SacraLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 41° 46′ 8″ N, 12° 15′ 51″ E

The Isola Sacra Necropolis was the first large-scale pagan cemetery of Roman Imperial times to be excavated. The excavator-in-chief of most of Isola Sacra was Guido Calza. The necropolis was found on the manmade island of Isola Sacra, which lies… [Read more]

Machu Picchu94 photos

Machu Picchu (128)
Machu PicchuPeru

Coordinates: 13° 9′ 48″ S, 72° 32′ 47″ W

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 m above sea level and situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, 80 km north-west of Cusco. Built around the year 1460 in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone… [Read more]

Metaponto34 photos

Metapontum (073)
MetapontoBasilicata - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 24′ 58″ N, 16° 49′ 2″ E

Metaponto is a small town of about 1,000 people in the province of Matera, Basilicata. Metapontum was a Greek city founded by an Achaean Colony. Pythagoras tomb was shown at Metapontum in the time of Cicero. Metapontum or Metapontium was an… [Read more]

Norchia32 photos

Norchia (062)
NorchiaLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 20′ 22″ N, 11° 56′ 43″ E

Norchia is an ancient Etruscan city with an adjacent necropolis which reached its high point between the 4th and 2nd centuries B.C. The tombs are generally constructed from large blocks of tuff carved directly into the cliff, and are entered from… [Read more]

Other sites in Cambodia99 photos

Wat Banan (004)
Other sites in CambodiaCambodia

Coordinates: 13° 34′ 45″ N, 102° 58′ 40″ E

The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia’s Angkor period. Like Angkor Thom, the temple of Banteay[Read more]

Paestum62 photos

Paestum (066)
PaestumCampania - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 25′ 27″ N, 15° 0′ 23″ E

Paestum, situated close to the tyrrhenian coast on the road linking Agropoli to Battipaglia, was founded around the end of the 7th century BC by colonists from the Greek city of Sybaris, and originally known as Poseidonia. Outside of archaeological… [Read more]

Petra113 photos

Petra (019) Al Deir
PetraJordan

Coordinates: 30° 19′ 21″ N, 35° 27′ 6″ E

Petra, originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. The city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of… [Read more]

Roman Forum84 photos

Roman Forum (162)
Roman ForumRome - Lazio - Italy

Coordinates: 41° 53′ 33″ N, 12° 29′ 7″ E

The Roman Forum (Latin: Forum Romanum, Italian: Foro Romano) is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the centre of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this… [Read more]

San Guiliano11 photos

Necropolis di San Guiliano (003)
San GuilianoLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 15′ 40″ N, 12° 4′ 55″ E

San Guiliano is an Etruscan centre 2 km north-east of Barbarano Romano. The most important tombs found in the necropolis of Cuccumella del Caiolo are the Tumulus of Caiolo (Tumulo del Caiolo), the Tomb of the Beds (Tomba dei Letti), the Porched[Read more]

Siem Reap109 photos

Angkor Wat (005)
Siem ReapCambodia

Coordinates: 13° 24′ 45″ N, 103° 51′ 55″ E

Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia. Angkor was the capital city of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor was a megacity supporting at least 0.1% of the… [Read more]

Sutri44 photos

Sutri (020)
SutriLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 14′ 23″ N, 12° 13′ 42″ E

Sutri (ancient Sutrium) occupied an important position on road into Etruria, the later Via Cassia. It came into the hands of Rome after the fall of Veii, and a Latin colony was founded there until it was lost again in 386 BC, recovered and… [Read more]

Tarquinia36 photos

Tarquinia (083)
TarquiniaLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 14′ 53″ N, 11° 46′ 26″ E

Tarquinia was the chief of the twelve cities of Etruria, and appears in the earliest history of Rome as the home of two of its kings, Tarquinius Priscus and Tarquinius Superbus. It is known for the Etruscan necropolises, with some 6,000 tombs, 60… [Read more]

Verona270 photos

Verona (095) Basilica di San Zeno
VeronaVeneto - Italy

Coordinates: 45° 26′ 20″ N, 10° 59′ 36″ E

Verona is a city in Veneto, northern Italy. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare was based in Verona. [Read more]

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