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Valley of the Queens

Valley of the Queens

The Valley of the Queens, is a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –‘the place of the Children of the Pharaoh’, because along with the Queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties (1550–1070 BCE) many princes and princesses were also buried with various members of the nobility. The tombs of these individual...
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Ancient Greek city Ietas

Ancient Greek city Ietas

Ietas (or Iaitas or Iaeta or Ietae or Jetae), was an ancient town of the interior of Sicily, in the northwest of the island, not very far from Panormus (modern Palermo), in the modern comune of San Giuseppe Jato whose name reflects the ancient town's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ietas
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Ancient Greek city Himera

Ancient Greek city Himera

Himera (Greek: Ἱμέρα), was an important ancient Greek city of Sicily, situated on the north coast of the island, at the mouth of the river of the same name (the modern Grande), between Panormus (modern Palermo) and Cephaloedium (modern Cefalù). Its remains lie within the borders of the modern comune of Termini Imerese.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himera
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Colossus of Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before its destruction, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world.

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Lighthouse of Alexandria

Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria (or the Pharos of Alexandria, Greek: ὁ Φάρος τῆς Ἀλεξανδρείας) was a tower built in the 3rd century BC (between 285 and 247 BC) on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt, to serve as that port's landmark, and later, its lighthouse.

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Temple of Artemis

Temple of Artemis

The Temple of Artemis (Greek: Ἀρτεμίσιον Artemision), also known less precisely as Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to Artemis completed— in its most famous phase— around 550 BC at Ephesus (in present-day Turkey). Though the monument was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only foundations and sculptural fragments of the...
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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Mausoleum of Mausolus or Tomb of Mausolus (in Greek, Μαυσωλεῖον της Ἁλικαρνασσοῦ) was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, ...
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Find of the Trundholm sun chariot

Find of the Trundholm sun chariot

The Trundholm sun chariot (Danish: Solvognen), is a late Nordic Bronze Age artifact discovered in Denmark, that has been interpreted as a depiction of the sun being pulled by a mare that may have relation to later Norse mythology attested in 13th century sources.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trundholm_sun_chariot
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Find of the Gundestrup Cauldron

Find of the Gundestrup Cauldron

The Gundestrup cauldron is a richly-decorated silver vessel, thought to date to the 1st century BC, placing it into the late La Tène period.[1] It was found in 1891 in a peat bog near the hamlet of Gundestrup, in the Aars parish in Himmerland, Denmark. It is now housed at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.

The Gundestrup cauldron is the largest known example of Europea...
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Find of the Hjortspring boat

Find of the Hjortspring boat

The Hjortspring boat is a vessel designed as a large canoe, from the Scandinavian Pre-Roman Iron Age, that was excavated in 1921–1922 in Hjortspring Mose at Als in Sønderjylland. It was a clinker-built wooden boat 21 m long (outer length), 13 m long inside and 2 m wide with space for a crew of 22–23 men who propelled the boat with paddles: it was built around 300-400 BC.

The boat...
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Find of the Grauballe Man

Find of the Grauballe Man

The Grauballe Man is one of the best preserved bog bodies in the world. He was found on April 26, 1952, in a bog near the village of Grauballe in Jutland, Denmark, by a person digging for peat. Carbon dating has determined him to be from around 290 BC. Grauballe Man is currently on display at the Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus, Denmark.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grauballe_Man
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Find of the Tollund Man

Find of the Tollund Man

The Tollund Man is the naturally mummified corpse of a man who lived during the 4th century BC, during the time period characterised in Scandinavia as the Pre-Roman Iron Age. He was found in 1950 buried in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark, which preserved his body. Such a find is known as a bog body. The head and face were so well-preserved that he was mistaken at the time of disc...
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Gronsalen megalitic long barrow

Gronsalen megalitic long barrow

Grønsalen or Grønjægers Høj is located near Fanefjord Church on the Danish island of Møn. Some 100 meters long and 10 meters wide, it is Denmark's largest long barrow and is widely recognised as one of Europe's outstanding ancient monuments.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr%C3%B8nsalen
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The ancient Broskov Road

The ancient Broskov Road

The Broskovvejen (Broskov Road) is a road from the Roman Iron Age in Denmark. The well-preserved stretch of road between Tappernøje and Præstø on the island of Zealand. It dates from a time of lively contacts south to the Roman Empire. Between 300 and 400 AD, was located 30 km northeast of Stevns and from other places around the Baltic Sea (Gudme) organized an early maritime trade, which was op...
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Holmshus long barrows

Holmshus long barrows

Not far away from Over Jerstal at Holmshus is one of Jutland's most impressive grave sites from the Stone Age. It consists, among others, of two parallel long barrows which are over 100 m long. There is access to a large passage grave, and over the dolmens chamber is a 7 tonnes of heavy support or filler tiles. The construction of dolmens have represented an overwhelming performance at the time...
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The Sjelbro Stone

The Sjelbro Stone

North of the river - in the meadow west of the turnpike is an upright stone. It can easily be seen from the road, and on closer inspection found a carved, troll-like mask image with braided beard on tile north side. The stone is called a stone image and originates from the Viking period around the year 1000. Unlike the Viking Age rune stones, often moved from their original location to the part...
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Ancient Nubian city and state Napata

Ancient Nubian city and state Napata

Napata was a city-state on the west bank of the Nile River, some 400 km north of Khartoum, the present capital of Sudan. It was built around 1345 BC by the Nubians.

Since Early Dynastic times, Egyptians had been interested in Nubia, an area very rich in gold. They soon controlled that trade, which did not profit the Nubians, so that Egypt became an imperialistic power in Nubia. E...
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Ancient Persian city Estakhr

Ancient Persian city Estakhr

Estakhr (in Persian: استخر) was an ancient city located in southern Iran, in Fars province, five kilometers north of Persepolis. It was a prosperous city during the time of Achaemenid Persia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estakhr
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Jyndovnen Neolitic dolmen

Jyndovnen Neolitic dolmen

Jyndovnen is a pretty long barrow from the Neolithic period in Godthaab, just north of Ginnerup. The cairn lies today in a cultivated landscape, but when it was completed more than 5,000 years ago, it lay only a few hundred meters north of a very narrow fjord, which cut about a mile into the hills from the north side of Kolindsund at Ginnerup. .

The name Jyndovn is an old common...
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Klekkende Hoj megalitic tomb

Klekkende Hoj megalitic tomb

Klekkende Høj is a megalithic tomb on the island of Møn in Denmark. It takes its name near the village of Klekkende. Høj, from the Old Norse word haugr, means hill, mound or barrow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klekkende_H%C3%B8j
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Troldkirken Megalitic dolmen

Troldkirken Megalitic dolmen

Troldkirken is a Bronze Age megalith situated near the village of St. Restrup, Denmark. It is a dolmen, with a polygonal chambered mound covered by a capstone and surrounded by forty-eight large stones. The whole monument is some 90 metres long. The name means Church of the Troll in Danish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troldkirken
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Nydam Mose (Nydam Bog)

Nydam Mose (Nydam Bog)

Nydam Mose ("Nydam Bog") is a modern day excavation site located at Øster Sottrup, a town located in Sundeved, eight kilometres from Sønderborg, Denmark.

The bog, which in the Iron Age was a sacred lake, where the weapons and ships of vanquished armies were offered to the indigenous gods in thanks for victory over the fallen enemy. Many items were deliberately destroyed...
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Brovold Viking trading place

Brovold Viking trading place

Brovold at todays Augustenborg was build at the end of the Viking aera. It was mostly cattles they sold here, but also craftsmen and other traders came here.

It was build up as the viking city Haitabu near Schleswig, Germany.

It was given up by order by the Danish King (Canute VI or Valdemar II Sejr) between 1180 to 1220 and moved to a new place at a newly build f...
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Oakmere hill fort

Oakmere hill fort

Oakmere hill fort is an Iron Age hill fort, one of many large fortified settlements constructed across Britain during the Iron Age, but one of only seven in the county of Cheshire in northern England. It is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Despite being a low lying site, Oakmere is still considered a hill fort.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakmere_hill_fort
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Maiden Castle hill fort

Maiden Castle hill fort

Maiden Castle is an Iron Age hill fort, one of many fortified hill-top settlements constructed across Britain during the Iron Age, but one of only seven in the county of Cheshire in northern England. The hill fort was probably occupied from its construction in 600 BC until the Roman conquest of Britain in the 1st century AD. Since then it has been quarried and used for military exercises. It is...
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