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The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid at Dashur also known as the Shining Pyramid, is one of three (or maybe even four) pyramids built by the great Pharaoh Snefru the first pharaoh of the 4th Dynasty, father of Khufu (supposed builder of the Great Pyramid), who reigned from 2575-2551 BC - in Egypt's Old Kingdom. It is the first true pyramid still remaining.

The Red Pyramid gets its name from the reddi...
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tHE Bent Pyramid of Senefru

tHE Bent Pyramid of Senefru

The Bent Pyramid is the most eye-catching of the four pyramids at Dahshur. It was built by the Pharaoh Senefru, the father of Cheops and founder of the 4th Dynasty. The bent pyramid in Dahshur is also known as the rhomboidal or false pyramid because at a point halfway up, the angle of inclination is reduced by a little over 10 degrees. The base of the pyramid is square with each side measuring ...
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Villa Rustica, Archeological Excavation of a Roman Villa in the Eifel

Villa Rustica, Archeological Excavation of a Roman Villa in the Eifel

Villa Rustica, Archeological Excavation of a Roman Villa in the Eifel // Ausgrabung einer römischen Villa in der Nähe von Holsthum in der Eifel. Eine typische ländliche Villa (Villa rustica) wie diese, hatte zahlreiche Wirtschaftsgebäude und schloss Gemüse-, Obst-, Oliven- und Weingärten in sich.
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Temple of Apollo, Syracuse

Temple of Apollo, Syracuse

The Temple of Apollo was constructed by the Greeks ca. 570 B.C. and is Sicily's oldest Doric temple. Since ancient times it has been used as a Byzantine church, an Islamic mosque, a Norman church and a Spanish barracks.
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Lucus Feroniae

Lucus Feroniae

Another site - this time a sanctuary of the Agustean Era - discovered while working to the A1 Motorway.
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Theater of Marcellus

Theater of Marcellus

The Theater of Marcellus (Theatrum Marcelli) in Rome was named after Marcus Marcellus, Caesar Augustus' nephew who died five years before its completion.
No rating yet03/13/2006376Google Earth Logo
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Arena of Verona - I

Arena of Verona - I

the third larger amphitheater of the Europe continent built around I a.c.
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Paris Roman Arena

Paris Roman Arena

Only remaining ruins of the Gallo-Roman era in Paris with the Thermes de Cluny. This arena could contain 15,000 people. It covered approximately 132 m/100 m. It was built between the first century and the end of the second century.
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Vale of the White Horse overlay

Vale of the White Horse overlay

Includes Uffington Castle, the White Horse, Dragon Hill, The Manger and The Ridgeway.
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Thornborough Henges

Thornborough Henges

The Thornborough Henges is an unusual ancient monument complex that includes the three aligned henges that give the site its name. The complex is located near the village of Thornborough, close to the town of Masham in North Yorkshire, England. The complex includes many large ancient structures including a cursus, henges, burial grounds and settlements. They are thought to have been part of a N...
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Vesuvio 79AD

Vesuvio 79AD

Locations of Pompei and Herculaneum at the volcano Vesuvio near Naples. Both towns were destroyed at the famous eruption the year 79.

Link to excavations:
http://www.mediator.qub.ac.uk/ms/onlinepracticals/ad79/Slides/herculaneum.htm
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Lunt Roman Fort

Lunt Roman Fort

The Lunt Roman Fort was a Roman fort, of unknown name, in the Roman province of Britannia. It is located just outside the city boundaries of Coventry, in the village of Baginton, in the English county of Warwickshire, where it has been excavated and reconstructed.

The site was discovered when large quantities of Roman pottery were discovered in the 1930s. Excavations in the 1960s discover...

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The Giants Ring

The Giants Ring

The Giant's Ring is a most impressive earthwork, over 200 metres in diameter, surrounded by a bank of gravel and boulders, which has five entrances.

Near the centre is a megalithic chamber with a single capstone, suggesting a Stone Age date of around 3000 B.C. The original purpose of this site was probably as a meeting place or a cult centre.
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Castlerigg stone circle

Castlerigg stone circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the most
visually impressive prehistoric monuments in Britain
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Uffington white horse

Uffington white horse

The Uffington white horse is one of Britain’s oldest and most famous hill figures, which has recently been dated at 3000 years old by the Oxford Archeological Unit.
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Segeste site

Segeste site

One of the most beautifull antic site of Sicily
No rating yet12/16/2005283Google Earth Logo
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Roman ruins in Bolonia beach (Cadiz)

Roman ruins in Bolonia beach (Cadiz)

The ruins of an old roman village in a charming beach in Cadiz - Spain
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Tyrebagger Stone Circle

Tyrebagger Stone Circle

This recumbent stone circle erected in the 3rd-2nd millennium BC, lies on a hill northwest of Aberdeen.
The ten uprights are of red granite, while the massive 24-ton recumbent is of dark grey granite. Once every 18 years a full moon will seem to roll over the top of the stone and southern horizon.
The circle stones' heights vary from the 1m of the one opposite the recumbent to 2...
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roman ruins, Nice, France

roman ruins, Nice, France

These ruins are probably old Gallo-Roman thermes.
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Cimiez arena, Nice, France

Cimiez arena, Nice, France

This old arena is a ruin from the grecian-roman age.
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Obelisk, Heliopolis

Obelisk, Heliopolis

This is the oldest surviving giant obelisk. It was erected in 1942 B.C. at the entrance of a sun god temple in Heliopolis by Sesostris I of the Twelfth Dynasty to mark the 30th year of his reign. Once part of a pair, its companion is thought to have toppled sometime in the 12th century A.D.
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Loanhead of Daviot Stone Circle

Loanhead of Daviot Stone Circle

A large stone circle in the Grampian region of Scotland. The recumbent stone circle has a large stone slab aligned to the SSW, in line with the major southern moonset, flanked by two tall stones (known as flankers) with the rest of the stones in the circle being graded in size around to the smallest opposite the recumbent. There is a ring cairn within the circle.
The stone circle is thou...
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Pompeii Ruins Overlay

Pompeii Ruins Overlay

This is a map of how the city of Pompeii, Italy looked before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius anhillated it.

Pompeii is a ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania. It was destroyed during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The volcano buried the city under many feet of ash and it was lost for 1,600 years before its accidental redi...
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Viking kingdoms, settlements and exploration routes

Viking kingdoms, settlements and exploration routes

This shows the areas settled by Norwegian, Danish and Swedish vikings from around 800 AD - 1100 AD. Also displays the routes of exploration.
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The Roman Empire at its Greatest

The Roman Empire at its Greatest

Displays the borders for the Roman Empire at its greatest, under emperor Hadrian (between 100-200 AD).
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