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Kelsborrow Castle hill fort

Kelsborrow Castle hill fort

Kelsborrow Castle is an Iron Age hill fort. Hill forts were fortified hill-top settlements constructed across Britain during the Iron Age. It is one of only seven hill forts in the county of Cheshire in northern England and was probably in use for only a short time. In the 19th century, a bronze palstave was recovered from the site. It is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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Caesars camp hill fort

Caesars camp hill fort

Caesar's Camp is an Iron Age hill fort thought to be around 2600 years old. It is located just in Crowthorne civil parish (formerly Easthampstead), to the south of Bracknell in the English county of Berkshire. The layout consists of a number of steep banks and viewing areas. It is within Swinley Forest crown plantation and is located off Nine Mile Ride approximately ¾ mile from the Look Out vis...
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Stonea Camp hill fort

Stonea Camp hill fort

Stonea Camp is an Iron Age hill fort located near March in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Situated on a gravel bank just 2 metres above sea-level, it is the lowest hill fort in Britain. Around 500 BC, when fortification is thought to have begun at this site, this 'hill' would have provided a significant area of habitable land amidst the flooded marshes of the fens. The site exhibits at least two phas...
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Calakmul Mayan city

Calakmul Mayan city

Calakmul (also Kalakmul and other less frequent variants) is the name given to site of one of the largest ancient Maya cities ever uncovered. It is located in the 1,800,000 acre Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in the Mexican state of Campeche, deep in the jungles of the greater Petén Basin region, 30 km from the Guatemalan border.

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Dainzu Zapotec city

Dainzu Zapotec city

Dainzú is a Zapotec archaeological site in the Valley of Oaxaca, an ancient village near to and contemporary with Monte Alban and Mitla, and located about 20 km south-east of the modern-day city of city of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Dainzú was first occupied 700-600 BC but the main phase of occupation dates from about 200 BC to 350 AD. The site was excavated in 1965 by Mexican archaeologist...
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Templo Mayor in Mexico City

Templo Mayor in Mexico City

The Templo Mayor was one of the main temples of the Aztecs in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. Its architectural style belongs to the late Postclassic period of Mesoamerica. The temple was called the huey teocalli in the Nahuatl language and dedicated simultaneously to two gods, Huitzilopochtli, god of war and Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture, each of which had a...
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Teopanzolco Aztec site

Teopanzolco Aztec site

Teopanzolco is an Aztec archaeological site in the Mexican state of Morelos. Due to urban growth, it now lies within the modern city of Cuernavaca. Most of the visible remains date from the Middle to Late Postclassic Period (1300-1521 A.D.).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teopanzolco
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Coba Mayan city

Coba Mayan city

Coba (Cobá in the Spanish language) is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is located about 90 km east of the Maya site of Chichen Itza, about 40 km west of the Caribbean Sea, and 44 km northwest of the site of Tulum, with which it is connected by a modern road.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coba
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Great Pyramid of Cholula

Great Pyramid of Cholula

The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl (Nahuatl for "artificial mountain"), is a huge complex located in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. It is the world's largest monument and largest Pre-Columbian pyramid by volume.

The temple-pyramid complex was built in four stages, starting from the 3rd century BCE through the 9th century CE, and was dedicated to the ...
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Cholula Mesoamerican site

Cholula Mesoamerican site

Cholula (Nahuatl: Cholōllān), was an important city of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, dating back to at least the 2nd century BCE, with settlement as a village going back at least some thousand years earlier.

Cholula grew from a small village to a regional center between 600 and 700 CE. During this period, Cholula was a major center contemporaneous with Teotihuacan and seem...
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Bonampak Mayan site

Bonampak Mayan site

Bonampak (Bòonam Pak' Painted Wall in Modern Maya) is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The site is approximately 30 km (20 miles) south of the larger site of Yaxchilan, under which Bonampak was a dependency, and the border with Guatemala. While the site is not overly impressive in terms of spatial or architectural size, it is well-known for a number of murals...
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Roman Town House, Dorchester

Roman Town House, Dorchester

The Roman Town House in Dorchester is a Roman ruin within Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset. Dorset County Council acquired Colliton Park in 1933 as the site for the construction of County Hall. The Town House was discovered in 1937/38 during an archaeological investigation carried out by the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society prior to the construction of the new building. Plans ...
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Moel y Gaer, Rhosesmor hill fort

Moel y Gaer, Rhosesmor hill fort

Moel y Gaer (Welsh for "bald hill of the fortress") is a prehistoric hill fort located on a summit of Halkyn Mountain, overlooking the village of Rhosesmor, Flintshire, Wales.

Excavations suggest that the site was occupied, perhaps sporadically, from the Neolithic period to sometime before the Roman conquest of the area. Remains of a timber long house on the hill summit...
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Twmbarlwm Iron age hill fort

Twmbarlwm Iron age hill fort

Twmbarlwm also known as Twm Barlwm, Twyn Barlwm, or locally known as "The tump" in relation to the mound that lies on its summit, is a mountain situated 2km to the northeast of Risca in South Wales. It is (1,375ft/419m) high and is a well known sight throughout the region. It commands extensive views across what is now the M4 corridor, out over the Bristol Channel and Newport and Cwmb...
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Tre r Ceiri hill fort

Tre r Ceiri hill fort

Tre'r Ceiri is a hill fort dating back to the British Iron Age, being built around 100 B.C.

It is one of the most spectacular of Wales' ancient monuments, located on a summit of Yr Eifl. In modern times it was first brought to popular attention by Thomas Pennant in his Tours of Wales. Its spectacular location and importance have attracted visitors for years.

The hi...
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Pen y Gaer hill fort

Pen y Gaer hill fort

Pen y Gaer (or Pen-y-gaer) is the location of a Bronze Age hill fort near the village of Llanbedr-y-Cennin in the Conwy valley in North Wales.

A natural defensive site, it had a long history of occupation, indicated by the complexity of the defences, which were amended over time. There are two Bronze Age cairns on the north-west slope, and nearby are extensive prehistoric and lat...
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Moel y Gaer, Llantysilio hill fort

Moel y Gaer, Llantysilio hill fort

Moel y Gaer (Welsh for "bald hill of the fortress") is an Iron Age hill fort on a summit of Llantysilio Mountain, northwest of the town of Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales.

The defensive works at Moel y Gaer enclose an area of approximately 0.95 hectares (2.3 acres) and consist of a single rampart and a discontinuous ditch, with a single entrance on the eastern side. Alt...
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Moel y Gaer, Llanbedr hill fort

Moel y Gaer, Llanbedr hill fort

Moel y Gaer (Welsh for "bald hill of the fortress") is an Iron Age hill fort located on a western spur of the Clwydian Range, near the village of Llanbedr, Denbighshire, Wales.

The defensive works at Moel y Gaer consist of a double bank and a ditch with two entrances, one on the west and one on the northeast. There is an additional bank to the northeast, across the ridg...
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Moel y Gaer, Bodfari hill fort

Moel y Gaer, Bodfari hill fort

Moel y Gaer (Welsh for "bald hill of the fortress") is a prehistoric hill fort at the northern end of the Clwydian Range, located on a summit overlooking the valley of the River Wheeler, near the village of Bodfari, Denbighshire, Wales.

The fort at Moel y Gaer is one of the smallest of the chain of defensive works found along the Clwydians. It probably dates from the Ir...
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Perperikon Thracian city

Perperikon Thracian city

The ancient Thracian city of Perperikon (also Perpericon) is located in the Eastern Rhodopes, 15 km northeast of the present-day town of Kardzhali, Bulgaria, on a 470 m high rocky hill, which is thought to have been a sacred place. The village of Gorna Krepost ("Upper Castle") is located at the foot of the hill and the gold-bearing Perpereshka River flows near it. Perperikon is the la...
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Carn Fadryn hill fort

Carn Fadryn hill fort

Carn Fadryn is a five-hectare Iron Age hill fort and is the name of the hill on which the fort is situated. It lies in the centre of the Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd, and overlooks Garnfadryn village.

There seems to be two phases of ancient hillfort building on Carn Fadryn, followed by a mediæval fortification of the summit. The first period of fortification at Carn Fadryn dates ...
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Castell Henllys Iron age hillfort

Castell Henllys Iron age hillfort

Castell Henllys (Welsh, "castle of the old court") is an important archaeological site in north Pembrokeshire, Wales, between Newport and Cardigan.

This Iron Age hillfort has been the subject of an ongoing excavation for more than twenty years, accompanied by an exercise in reconstruction archaeology whereby experiments in prehistoric farming have been practised. Four r...
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Bloodgate Hill Iron Age Fort

Bloodgate Hill Iron Age Fort

The Bloodgate Hill Iron Age Fort is an Iron age hill fort in Norfolk, England, situated on a hill above the village of South Creake in the north of the county. The meaning of the name Bloodgate is unknown, but is taken from the road that runs from the fort to the village.

The circular fort has a diameter of 210 metres, making it the largest of the hill forts known in Norfolk. Muc...
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Cronk ny Merriu promontory fort

Cronk ny Merriu promontory fort

Cronk ny Merriu (English: Hill of the Dead) is one of the remains of promontory forts in the Isle of Man. Close to Port Grenaugh, this site dates back almost 2,000 years. The bank and ditch of Iron Age date created a defensive promontory fort at Cronk ny Merriu. Later, a rectangular building of Norse style and layout stood here, part of a system of coastal lookout posts.

Several ...
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The Braiid Iron age round house

The Braiid Iron age round house

The Braaid is an Iron Age roundhouse and two Norse long houses on this site represent its occupation until the 11th or 12th century AD in the parish of Marown in the Isle of Man.

The site uniquely brings together buildings of Iron Age and Viking styles that were used together and survive down to the present.

The site lies between Braaid hamlet and Mount Murray at w...
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