Machu Picchu (128)
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Archeological sites
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Archeological sites around the world.

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Ajanta Caves (503) Cave 26
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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 …

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Appian Way (34)
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Appian Way
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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 …

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Aula Ottagona (55)
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Aula Ottagona
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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 …

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Myanmar (429) Bagan
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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

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Baths of Caracalla (41)
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Baths of Caracalla
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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 …

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Begumpur Masjid (Delhi) (12)
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Begumpur Masjid
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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 …

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Cerveteri (173)
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The Necropolis della Banditaccia in Cerveteri, which has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the necropolis in Tarquinia covers an …

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

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Ercolano (12)
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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

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Isola Sacra (12)
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Isola Sacra
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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

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Machu Picchu (77)
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Machu Picchu
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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 …

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Metapontum (73)
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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

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Norchia (62)
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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 generally …

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Ostia Antica (53)
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Ostia Antica
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As main port of the antic Rome, Ostia (Ostia Antica) was a busy trading centre over 6 centuries until the 5th century.The main street, the Decumanus Maximus

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Chinchero (14) Inca ruins of Chinchero
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Other Inca Sites
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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.Chinchero was the …

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Wat Banan (4)
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Other sites in Cambodia
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Other sites in Cambodia:The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important …

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Paestum (66)
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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 …

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Parco degli Acquedotti (102)
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Parco degli Acquedotti
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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 and the …

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Petra (19) Al Deir
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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 …

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Roman Forum (162)
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Roman Forum
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The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum, Foro Romano) is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at …

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Oplontis (13)
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Roman Villas
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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.Oplontis, …

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Necropolis di San Guiliano (3)
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San Guiliano
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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 …

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Angkor Wat (5)
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Siem Reap
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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 …

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Sutri (20)
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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

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Tarquinia (83)
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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

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Theatre of Marcellus (10)
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Theatre of Marcellus
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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 visitors alike …

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Verona (95) Basilica di San Zeno
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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. …

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Volterra (26)
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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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