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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
Rating of 208/19/2005393Google Earth Logo
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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.
Rating of 208/15/20051,068Google Earth Logo
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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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Nazca Lines Figures HQ, Peru

Nazca Lines Figures HQ, Peru

I have created a big overview of the nazca plain, multiple overlays. Here are all lines and some figures.

have fun.
Rating of 3.51063829708/15/200510,170Google Earth Logo
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The Sphinx at Giza, Egypt

The Sphinx at Giza, Egypt

The Sphinx at Giza
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World Heritage Site Chichen Itza (Overlay)

World Heritage Site Chichen Itza (Overlay)

Chichen Itza is the largest of the Pre-Columbian archaeological sites in Yucatán, Mexico. The city was built by the Maya civilization.
Rating of 3.508/14/20051,956Google Earth Logo
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Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala

The ancient Mayan capital, now buried in the jungle of northern Guatemala. Some scenes in one of the "Star Wars" movies were shot here.
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The Nazca Lines and Geoglyphs

The Nazca Lines and Geoglyphs

I put an overlay of the various drawings that we can find at Nazca. The image is high-res so it needs to be downloaded.
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Pantheon Rome

Pantheon Rome

Famous building in Rome
Rating of 3.33333333308/05/2005957Google Earth Logo
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Masada, Israel

Masada, Israel

It's a very impressive place. You can still see the remains of the Roman ramp on the West side of this historical fortress.

Editor's note (Wikipedia):

According to Flavius Josephus, a 1st Century Jewish historian, Herod the Great built Masada between 37 and 31 BCE as a refuge for himself should his Jewish subjects rise up against him. In 66 CE, at the beginning of ...
Rating of 3.208/04/20051,499Google Earth Logo
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Amphitheatre Neroniano - Flavio, Pozzuoli

Amphitheatre Neroniano - Flavio, Pozzuoli

Amphitheatre Neroniano - Flavio, Pozzuoli
Rating of 308/03/2005534Google Earth Logo
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Babylon

Babylon

ruins of babylon
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Ziggurat of Ur

Ziggurat of Ur

The Great Ziggurat was built around 2100 BC by Ur-Nammu, the Sumerian King of Ur. It served as a place of worship, dedicated to the moon god Nanna. Southeast of the Ziggurat are the Royal Tombs. Ur-Nammu is the creator of the oldest known law code, predating Hammurabi by 300 years.
Rating of 4.2508/02/20051,144Google Earth Logo
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Su Nuraxi

Su Nuraxi

During the late 2nd millennium B.C. in the Bronze Age, a special type of defensive structure known as Nuraghi (for which no parallel exists anywhere else in the world) developed on the island of Sardinia, Italy.
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Pyramids in Egypt

Pyramids in Egypt

Placemarks for seven different famous pyramids in Egypt.
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Archeological Sites in Rome, Italy

Archeological Sites in Rome, Italy

Archeological Sites in Rome, Italy // Historische Stätten des antiken Roms
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Stone of Wotan in Maden

Stone of Wotan in Maden

An about 2 m high Menhir/stone build up 2500 BC. Formerly it was an occult place of the Chatten tribe. In the middle age it was a place trials were hold.

A menhir is a large, single upright standing stone (monolith or megalith), of prehistoric European origin.

The word menhir was adopted, via French, by 19th century archaeologists on the basis of words in the Breto...
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Archeological Site Pompeii, Roman City

Archeological Site Pompeii, Roman City

Archeological Site Pompeii, Roman City // Der Untergang von Pompeji, Archäologischie Ausgrabungen
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Archeological Site Roman Herculaneum

Archeological Site Roman Herculaneum

Archeological Site Roman Herculaneum // Römische Stadt Herculaneum, Archäologischie Ausgrabungen
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Pyramid of Sakkara

Pyramid of Sakkara

The file shows a big pyramid in Egypt, where many tourists have been.
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Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom was the chief town of a group of five towns on the plain of the Jordan River in an area that constituted the southern limit of the lands of the Canaanites (Genesis 10:19). Lot, a nephew of Abram (Abraham) chose to live in the city. According to the Bible, both Sodom and Gomorrah —called as a group The Cities on the Plain—were destroyed by God for their sins. Opinions differ as to what the...
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Casa Grande Indian Ruins

Casa Grande Indian Ruins

...as it says: biggest indian structure, as far as I know.
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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones and sits at the centre of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in...
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Abu Simble, Egypt (image overlay)

Abu Simble, Egypt (image overlay)

Data provided by Dom88:
Description: - Not only are the two temples at Abu Simbel among the most magnificent monuments in the world but their removal and reconstruction was an historic event in itself. When the temples (280 km from Aswan) were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam, the Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched...
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