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Archeological sites(2,135 photos)

Machu Picchu (128)
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Archeological sites around the world.

List of sights

Ajanta Caves (503) Cave 26
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Ajanta (140 photos)

The Ajanta Caves, in Maharashtra, are 31 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC. The caves include paintings and sculptures…

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Appian Way (34)
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Appian Way (25 photos)

The Appian Way was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Puglia,…

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Aula Ottagona (55)
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Aula Ottagona (48 photos)

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,…

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Myanmar (429) Bagan
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Bagan (76 photos)

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 …

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Baths of Caracalla (41)
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Baths of Caracalla (32 photos)

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

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Begumpur Masjid (Delhi) (12)
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Begumpur Masjid (16 photos)

The Begumpur Mosque (Begumpur Masjid or Begumpuri Masjid) is a courtyard mosque built under the Tughluq dynasty in the 14th century in the Jahanpanah

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Cerveteri (173)
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Cerveteri (82 photos)

The Necropolis della Banditaccia in Cerveteri, which has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the necropolis in Tarquinia

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Ellora Caves (525) Cave 16 (Kailasa Temple)
Photo: Ellora Caves, Cave 16 (Kailasa Temple)

Ellora (118 photos)

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…

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Ercolano (12)
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Ercolano (103 photos)

Ercolano (Herculaneum) is an ancient Roman town, located in the province of Naples which has been destroyed, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of …

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Isola Sacra (12)
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Isola Sacra (12 photos)

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

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Machu Picchu (128)
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Machu Picchu (94 photos)

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…

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Metapontum (73)
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Metaponto (32 photos)

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. …

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Norchia (62)
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Norchia (32 photos)

Norchia is an ancient Etruscan city with an adjacent necropolis which reached its high point between the 4th and 2nd centuries BC. The tombs are…

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Ostia Antica (53)
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Ostia Antica (96 photos)

As main port of the antic Rome, Ostia (Ostia Antica) was a busy trading centre over 6 centuries until the 5th century.

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Chinchero (14) Inca ruins of Chinchero
Photo: Chinchero, Inca ruins of Chinchero

Other Inca Sites (200 photos)

The Incas built a main access route along the Urubamba Valley, connecting the site of Machu Picchu in the west and to Pisac in the east.

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Wat Banan (4)
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Other sites in Cambodia (99 photos)

The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least…

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Paestum (66)
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Paestum (60 photos)

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…

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Parco degli Acquedotti (102)
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Parco degli Acquedotti (40 photos)

The Parco degli Acquedotti is a public park in Rome, named after the aqueducts, crossed by the Aqua Felix and containing part of the Aqua Claudia

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Petra (19) Al Deir
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Petra (113 photos)

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…

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Roman Forum (162)
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Roman Forum (80 photos)

The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum, Foro Romano) is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government…

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Oplontis (13)
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Roman Villas (134 photos)

Oplontis was a town near Pompeii, in the Roman Empire. On August 24 AD 79, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried it under large levels of ash.

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Necropolis di San Guiliano (3)
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San Guiliano (10 photos)

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

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Angkor Wat (5)
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Siem Reap (109 photos)

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…

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Sutri (20)
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Sutri (44 photos)

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 …

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Tarquinia (83)
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Tarquinia (36 photos)

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

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Theatre of Marcellus (10)
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Theatre of Marcellus (10 photos)

The Theatre of Marcellus is an ancient open-air theatre in Rome, built in the closing years of the Roman Republic. At the theatre, locals and…

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Verona (95) Basilica di San Zeno
Photo: Verona, Basilica di San Zeno

Verona (270 photos)

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…

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Volterra (26)
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Volterra (24 photos)

Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and municipality in the Tuscany region of Italy.

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