Egyptian pyramids, Nazca lines, etc.|
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|Golden House was a large palace built by the Roman emperor Nero after the fire that devastated Rome in 64 AD had cleared the aristocratic dwellings on the slopes of the Esquiline Hill.||11/23/2006||313|
|Originally from Heliopolis. Brought to Rome by Augustus in 10 BC with the Flaminio obelisk to form the gnomon of a sundial on the Campus Martius. Found in 16th century but reburied. Rediscovered and erected by Pope Pius VI in front of the Palazzo Montecitorio in 1792.||11/18/2006||243|
|The Column of Marcus Aurelius still stands in modern day Rome today, in the Piazza Colonna. It stands 100 feet high and bears a spiralling band of reliefs telling the pictorial tale of Aurelian's Danubian wars.|
It originally stood within the area of the temple dedicated to Marcus Aurelius.
|The Arch of Titus is a Pentelic marble triumphal arch with a single arched opening, located on the Via Sacra just to the south-east of the Forum in Rome. It was constructed by the emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his brother Titus (born AD 41, emperor 79-81), commemorating the capture and sack of Jerusalem in 70, which effectively terminated the Jewish War begun in 66 (although the R...||11/17/2006||297|
|Barbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Wiltshire, England. It is one of several such forts found along the ancient Ridgeway route, and is now managed as a country park by Swindon Borough Council. It is situated on Barbury Hill, a local vantage point, which, under ideal weather conditions, commands a view across to the Cotswolds and the River Severn. It has deep defensive ditches. T...||11/14/2006||340|
|This Roman town near the city of Gigen was built in the second century near the place where the Iskar river runs into the Danube. Oescus flourishes culturally and economically during the time of Antonines and Severans dynasties, second and beginning of third century. It was destroyed in the fourth century.|
It was the end of the roman road Via Publica from the Rhodopen at the border to Gr...
|The Miliarium Aureum (golden milestone) in Rome was a gilded column of bronze. It was put on on instruction of Emperor Augustus 20 BC. at the eastern corner of the Rostra on the Forum Romanum in Rome. Originally the names of the capitals of the provinces of the Roman Empire and their respective distances of Rome stood on the column. This column should remind humans of the size of the empire and...||10/20/2006||614|
|Lindholm Hoeje north of Aalborg is a gigantic viking burial place with grave sites formed as ships.|
|The Tajin Pyramids of Papantla , Veracruz, Mexico||09/11/2006||417|
|The anceint roman town of Volubiklis in Morocco, occupied until the 1800's and then stripped to build the new capital at Meknes, otherwise this would have been a perfect roman town||09/06/2006||551|
|Three miles NNE of the Sneem-Parknasilla road is Staigue Fort, one of the largest and finest ring forts you are likely to see in Ireland. It stands on a low hill in an amphiteatre of rugged hills open to the sea on the south.|
The wall is up to 5.5m (18ft) high and 4m (13ft) thick, surrounding a circular area of 27.4m (90ft) in diameter. Inside the wall are two small chambers about 2.1m (...
|The "Piazza Anfiteatro" (literally "amphitheatre square") is one of the most particular place in Lucca. Originally it was an amphitheatre, able to hold up to 10000 people.|
|Tulum Archaeological Park. Tulum was built during the dying days of the Mayan empire, and was actually a fort. It's quite tame in comparison to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, but it does have one overwhelming attraction: its location next to the sea.||07/27/2006||1,188|
|Reconstruction of a celtic cairn in Hochdorf, Germany. It ist 40 meter wide and was build about 500 B.C.||07/25/2006||322|
|The north of Chile is the vast desert, the most arid of the world. The "Way of the lnca", which cross it, is regularly used for transhumances. By taking this way in the east of Huara, you will be surprised to discover the Atacama giant, 90km far from Iquique, on the side of the Sierra Unida, a 1245m high hill, isolated in the middle of a flat desert, the "Pampa del Tamarugal".|
It is a gi...
|Cold water from here -(Zaghouan)- was taken by this aqueduct to Carthage over than 30 km.||07/19/2006||435|
|The trebuchet was a serious weapon of medieval castle warfare and siege. Using a large counterweight, it was able to hurl huge stones against castle walls and was surprisingly effective. This working, life-size model is found at Caerphilly Castle. |
|An overlay of an old map of Pompei in the year 79, just before the eruption of the Vesuvio.|
|Kunya-Urgench is the heart of ancient Khorezm, a UNESCO protected hystorical site. Several outstanding architectural monuments have been preserved in Kunya-Urgench (the highest minaret of Central Asia among them). |
|The Hanging Gardens of Babylon rises on terraces some 400 feet above the level of the plain. This hanging gardens were built by Nebuchadnezzar about 600 B.C. to console his queen, who missed the mountains, trees and flowers of her native Media.||07/01/2006||1,495|
|Marked here are many (but not all) of the Pyramid / earthen mound structures found near Xianyang in central China. To the East, near Tintong, I have also marked the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the first Emperor of Qin.|
Also marked (with crosses) are a handful of sites that are not pyramids, but may still be of archaeological interest. Note particularly the arran...
|The "Tempio di Giove Anxur" is an ancient temple (part of it are dated 4th century B.C.), located on the top of the city of Terracina. The name "anxur" means "young".|
beside being a great historical mark, it is also considered a wonderful place where you can have a breathless view of the entire Terracina Gulf, from the Circeo Mount to the city of Gaeta. On very clear day you can ...
| Balgarthno Stone Circle, also known as 'Farm of Corn', is a scheduled ancient monument, and measures 6.1m in diameter. Only one stone still stands and is 1.6m tall by 1.5m wide by 0.7m thick. There is evidence of a slight ditch around the circle, which appears to stand on a slight mound.|
Balgarthno Stone Circle is part of a larger arrangement which included the circle at Mylnfield and ...
|The 3,600 year old Sky Disk of Nebra is the world's oldest image of the cosmos.|
It caused a world-wide sensation when it was brought to the attention of the German public in 2002, having been discovered at Mittelberg in the state of Saxony-Anhalt two years earlier.
A group of German scientists has deciphered the meaning of one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries in...