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Macellum,Temple of Serapis-Pozzuoli,Italy

Macellum,Temple of Serapis-Pozzuoli,Italy

During the excavations, which were begun in 1750, a statue of the Egyptian god Serapis was found and therefore the edifice was mistakenly held to be a temple. It is, however, nothing else but the "macellum" or the city market annexed to the port area (I-II c. A.D.). the three columns of grey cipolin bear evident traces of the holes made by lithodomi (marine mollusc) and show the effects of brad...
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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Colossus of Rhodes | Hanging Gardens of Babylon | Mausoleum of Halicarnassus | Pharos of Alexandria | Pyramids of Giza | Statue of Zeus | Temple of Artemis
Rating of 3.45454545411/06/20052,306Google Earth Logo
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Ancient roman town Colonia Ulpia Traiana in Xanten APX, Germany - overlay

Ancient roman town Colonia Ulpia Traiana in Xanten APX, Germany - overlay

Colonia Ulpia Traiana, Xanten was after Cologne the largest roman town in Germania Inferior. During the first three centuries about 10000 people lived within its walls. The town was situated on the river Rhine which was the eastern frontier of the roman empire.
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Amphitheatre of El Jem

Amphitheatre of El Jem

The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheatre which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem. This 3rd-century monument illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome.
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Castrum Novaesium - ancient roman camp (overlay) in Neuss, Germany

Castrum Novaesium - ancient roman camp (overlay) in Neuss, Germany

In the first century the Romans raised a couple of military camps on the left side of the Rhine to protect the empire against the german tribes. One of them is Castrum Novaesium (Neuss) lying on the river Rhine opposite to Duesseldorf.
Rating of 4.510/31/2005992Google Earth Logo
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Temple of Hera, Metaponto

Temple of Hera, Metaponto

On the Tavole Palatin hill stands the ruins of a 6th century B.C. Greek Temple dedicated to the godess Hera. Only 15 Doric columns of the original 32 are still standing.
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Ruins of Metapontum

Ruins of Metapontum

Founded in the 7th century B.C. by the Greeks, ancient Metapontum was once the centre of a wealthy city-state with a philosophical tradition expounded by pythagoras, who settled here after his expulsion from croton.
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Roman Theatre and Odeon, Lyon

Roman Theatre and Odeon, Lyon

Two Roman theatres sit atop the Fourvière Hill in Lyon. The larger one is the most ancient such structure in France and was built by order of Augustus from 17 B.C. to 15 B.C. It was later expanded during the reign of Hadrian. Nearly 110 meters wide, the theatre could seat 10,000 people. It is still used for concerts during the summer.
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Villa of Maxentius, Rome

Villa of Maxentius, Rome

The fourth-century A.D. Villa of Maxentius, located just outside the walls of Rome, was established during the brief span of Maxentius' reign (306-312). Apart from the remains of the imperial palace, the complex includes the ruins of a circus used for private performances for the emperor and his acquaintances, and a mausoleum dedicated to the memory of Romulus, the son of Maxentius who died pre...
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Hadrians Villa, Tivoli

Hadrians Villa, Tivoli

The Villa of Hadrian was created at Tivoli as a retreat from Rome for the Emperor Hadrian early in the 2nd century. It was a complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of at least 1 square kilometre.
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Archaeological Park of Neapolis, Syracuse

Archaeological Park of Neapolis, Syracuse

The Archaeological Park of Neapolis includes a range of monuments, including a the semi-circular Greek Theatre, several caves, a Roman Amphitheatre, and a multitude of graves.
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Castillo (Castle) y Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre) de Sagunto, Spain

Castillo (Castle) y Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre) de Sagunto, Spain

The remains of this fortress wind around the ridge above Sagunt for practically one kilometre, a silent witnesses of the battle between Saguntum and Hannibal, and the foundations for later constructions made by Romans, Goths, Moors and Christians. In view of its historical importance, it was declared a national monument in 1931. The Roman Theatre which is situated down to the castle was
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Castle Ring, Staffordshire

Castle Ring, Staffordshire

Castle Ring is a 7.75 ha. Iron Age hill fort high up on the southern edge of Cannock Chase. Apart from the perimeter earthworks, little remains visible, and today the monument is a shadow of its former self.
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Portchester Castle, Portsmouth

Portchester Castle, Portsmouth

Portchester Castle is a varied and interesting site, comprising a Roman Fort, later adapted into a Norman Castle, which in turn became a medieval Royal palace.
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Byzantine Hippodrome, ISTANBUL

Byzantine Hippodrome, ISTANBUL

The ancient Hippodrome; the scene of chariot races and the center of Byzantine civic life and political activities, stood in the area that is now in front of the Blue Mosque. The area is now named for the mosque, Sultanahmet.
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Etowah Indian Mounds, Georgia

Etowah Indian Mounds, Georgia

The Etowah Indian Mounds is an archeological site in Bartow County, Georgia.
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Ziggurat of Agargouf, Iraq

Ziggurat of Agargouf, Iraq

The Ziggurat of Agargouf was built in the 15th century B.C., by king Kurigalzu.
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The Marathon Tomb

The Marathon Tomb

The 30-foot-high Marathon Tomb is built over the graves of the 192 Athenians who died in the 490 BC battle against Persian forces.
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Pyramids - An architectural success story

Pyramids - An architectural success story

The Egyptians are famous for them. The Mesoamericans built them too. And the modern Americans seem to love them. There are a lot of them in Canada as well. They can be found in England, Ireland, France, Germany, and Russia. There are even some in the Far East. They come in a range of sizes, shapes, and colours. And they are used for a multitude of purposes.

What am I talking about? P...
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Forum Romanum

Forum Romanum

Here you can the the Forum Romanum. It's the rest of the antic Rome. Cesar lived and died here.

The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed, in which commerce, business, prostitution, cult and the administration of justice took place. (Admin note by Acman3192)
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Tower of Babel, Iraq

Tower of Babel, Iraq

This place is purported to be the site of the former Tower of Babel.
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Trier, Kaiser Thermen (Emperors spa)

Trier, Kaiser Thermen (Emperors spa)

A roman bath in the oldest city of Germany.
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Trier, Amphitheater

Trier, Amphitheater

The roman theatre in the oldest city of Germany.
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Trier, Barbara Thermen - Roman Bath

Trier, Barbara Thermen - Roman Bath

A roman bath in the oldest city of Germany.
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Megalithic sites on Mallorca

Megalithic sites on Mallorca

The island of Mallorca is known as a holliday island but it also is a treasury full of »Talayotes«, megalithic
witnesses of one of the oldest cultures
of Europe. Who knows that nowhere else you'll find on such a small area of land such a lot of monuments, buildt in times, back to the oldest pyramids.
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