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Barnenez Cairn, Finisterre

Barnenez Cairn, Finisterre

The remains of Barnenez Chambered Cairn was only really rediscovered in 1955 when quarrying for stone to build a local road cut down into one of the major internal structures. This quarrying has left part of the cairn removed, allowing a good view of the construction of the cairn.
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Wandlebury Ring, Cambridge

Wandlebury Ring, Cambridge

Wandlebury Ring was an iron age hill-fort and much of the defensive earthworks remain.
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Castro de Barona, Spain

Castro de Barona, Spain

This Iron Age settlement is a very representative example of a "coastal castro".
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La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits are a famous cluster of tar pits located in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles, California; here buried asphalt seeps to the surface from the extensive petroleum deposits below the surface of the Los Angeles Basin. It is best known for the large number of mammal fossils from the last ice age which have been found there, but fossilized insects and plants, even pollen g...
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Ancient Inca city Mayapan

Ancient Inca city Mayapan

Mayapan is a site located on the Yucatan Peninsula forty-seven kilometers southeast of Merida, the capital of the State of Yucatan, Mexico. The ruins are linked to the end of the Post Classic Period, considered the last of the pre-Hispanic development of the Mayans. Mayapan is said to have been founded in 1007 by Kukulkan. Although the city was founded in 1007, the city was not dominant until...
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Archeological site of Mystra

Archeological site of Mystra

Near Sparti / Greece.
(Also Mystras, Mistra, Mistras)
More info here.
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Appian Way, Rome, Italy

Appian Way, Rome, Italy

The Pointer marks the Tower at Cecilia Metella (Tomba di Cecilia Metella). This is where the pedestrian precinct of Via Appia antica (the Appian Way) begins.
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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

This is the famous four day track, departing from the Inca Valley to the sacred city of Matchu Pichu.
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Nazca lines overlay

Nazca lines overlay

here is an big overlay of Nazca.
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Valley of the Kings, Egypt (small overlay)

Valley of the Kings, Egypt (small overlay)

A small overlay for the Valley of the Kings.
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Archeological site of Ostia

Archeological site of Ostia

The Roman site of Ostia, near Rome.
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Megaliths in Carnac

Megaliths in Carnac

The Megaliths were erected during the neolithic period which lasted from 4500 BC until 2000 BC. The two main structures of the megalithic architecture are "Menhirs" and "Dolmens" and "Tumulus". Dolmens and Tumulus were burial structures, they were either collective or individual tumbs.

Menhirs: an army of stones
There are approximately 3000 menhirs in the Carnac area. The a...
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Maya Pyramids Tikal

Maya Pyramids Tikal

Here is a overlay of the Maya Pyramids at Tikal, Guatemala.
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Machu Picchu (Overlay)

Machu Picchu (Overlay)

Here is Machu Picchu, the old Inca City never discovered by the Conquistadores. With a large overlay for the Machu Picchu Area, and a small overlay for a close-up of the City
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Huaca Huallamarca, Lima

Huaca Huallamarca, Lima

The Huaca Huallamarca is an adobe scaled pyramid with an impressive access ramp.
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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ("At the mouth of the well of the Itza") is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico.

Chichen Itza was a major regional focal point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion...
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Roman Theatre, Amman

Roman Theatre, Amman

Amman's Roman Theatre is the most impressive legacy of the Roman Philadelphia and was built under Antonius Pius (138-161AD).
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Amphitheatre, Capua

Amphitheatre, Capua

This amphitheatre is second in size only the Colosseum in Rome.
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Thermae of Caracalla, Rome

Thermae of Caracalla, Rome

Baths in Rome, Built by the Emperor Caracalla.
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Circus maximus

Circus maximus

The Circus Maximus is an ancient arena and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy.

Certainly, the first games of the Ludi Romani (Roman Games) were staged on the location by Tarquinius Priscus, the first Etruscan ruler of Rome. Somewhat later, the Circus was the site of public games and festivals influenced by the Greeks in the 2nd century BC. Meeting the demands of the ...
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Arch of Ctesiphon

Arch of Ctesiphon

The Arch of Ctesiphon, just outside Baghdad, part of a palace built by Sasanian kings in the sixth century AD.
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Hedeby (or Haithabu), Viking Settlement

Hedeby (or Haithabu), Viking Settlement

Haithabu was the biggest Nordic city during the Viking Age. It is located at the head of a narrow, navigable inlet, the Schlei in the province of Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. Find more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedeby
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Baalbek, Lebanon - Closeup

Baalbek, Lebanon - Closeup

The site of the magnificent Roman ruins most of which is still standing. The Roman brought the marble to Beirut then rolled it over the hills to this site.
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Archeological Site Glanum France

Archeological Site Glanum France

The Roman Site of Glanum near Arles and St-Remy-de-Provence, in France.
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Archeological Site Baelo Claudia

Archeological Site Baelo Claudia

A nice Roman Site at Bolonia in Spain, very near Tarifa.

See http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/cultura/museos/CABC/
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