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Egyptian pyramids, Nazca lines, etc.


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Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramidal structures, Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential complexes, the Avenue of the Dead, and numerous colorful, well-preserved murals.

At its zenith in the first half of the 1st millennium CE, Teo...

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Trier, Roman City Augusta Treverorum

Trier, Roman City Augusta Treverorum

The City of Trier was founded by the Roman Emperor Augustus about 2000 Years ago. Trier is known as the oldest City in Germany and an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986. / Die Stadt Trier wurde vor 2000 Jahren von Kaiser Augustus gegründet. Sie gilt als Deutschlands älteste Stadt und ist seit 1986 Weltkulturerbe der UNESCO.
Rating of 3.46153846107/25/2005802Google Earth Logo
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Porta Nigra

Porta Nigra

Trier, the oldest town in germany, with roman Porta Nigra (engl. black gate)
Rating of 3.55555555507/23/2005846Google Earth Logo
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Xochicalco

Xochicalco

Ancient pyramical complex of Xochicalco; outside Mexico City.
After the fall of the Teotihuacan hegemony and before the rise of the Toltec military state local powers rose in Mexico in the epiclassical period, AD 650-900. For easy defense they were typically build on hill-tops, like this one.
Impressively, the amount of details on Google Earth is far in advance of the textbook aer...
Rating of 3.42857142807/21/20051,428Google Earth Logo
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Temple of the Sun

Temple of the Sun

I have no idea what it is
Rating of 3.28571428507/21/20052,145Google Earth Logo
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The Pyramid of Moon

The Pyramid of Moon

46m high and built in 5th Century before Jesus was born.
Rating of 2.57142857107/20/20053,023Google Earth Logo
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The Parthenon

The Parthenon

This is the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis, overlooking Athens
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Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon National Historical Park

Chaco Canyon is a World Heritage Site.
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Australia / New Zealand Cultural Heritage Sites

Australia / New Zealand Cultural Heritage Sites

archaeological sites and heritage buildings / structures, mostly around Auckland and Brisbane.
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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu (literally means "old peak"; sometimes called the "Lost City of the Incas") is a well-preserved pre-Columbian town located on a high mountain ridge, at an elevation of about 6,750 feet (2,057 m) above the Urubamba Valley in modern-day Peru. The site is probably the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire, both due to its unique location, its geological features, and its late discov...
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Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis of Athens

From Wikipedia: Acropolis of Athens: The Acropolis of Athens is the best known acropolis (high city) in Greece. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the Acropolis of Athens is commonly known as "the Acropolis" without qualification. The Acropolis is a flat-topped rock which rises 150 metres (512 feet) above sea level in the city of Athens, Greece. It was also known as Cecropia...
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Giza pyramid complex - Cairo - Egypt

Giza pyramid complex - Cairo - Egypt

From Wikipedia:

Giza, on the southern outskirts of Cairo is the location of the Pyramid of Khufu (also known as the "Great Pyramid" and the "Pyramid of Cheops"), the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Kephren), and the relatively modest-sized Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinus), along with a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids, and the Great Sphinx...
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Giza B/W (with overlay)

Giza B/W (with overlay)

Giza - Egypt

image from http://egyptphoto.ncf.ca
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Old Pompei and Vesuvius

Old Pompei and Vesuvius

Old Pompei (Pompeji), Italy - the petrified city with Vesuvius (Vesuv) Volcano.
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The Colosseum

The Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy. (Var. Coliseum. The Flavian Amphitheatre)
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The Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza

The satellite imagery on them is pretty good, but their elevation is pretty much non-existent.
Rating of 3.2507/03/20054,114Google Earth Logo
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