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Gadebridge Park Roman Villa

Gadebridge Park Roman Villa

Gadebridge Roman Villa was a chance discovery in 1962 of a Roman villa near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. It was excavated in 1963-68 under the direction of David S. Neal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadebridge_Park_Roman_Villa
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Crofton Roman Villa

Crofton Roman Villa

Crofton Roman Villa in Orpington, in the London Borough of Bromley, is a Roman villa which was inhabited between approximately 140 and 400 AD. It was the centre of a farming estate of about 500 acres (2 km²), with farm buildings nearby, surrounded by fields, meadows and woods. The house was altered several times during its 260 years of occupation, and at its largest it probably had at least 20 ...
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Borough Hill Roman villa

Borough Hill Roman villa

Borough Hill Roman villa is located on the north tip of Borough Hill, a prominent hill near the town of Daventry in Northamptonshire. The villa’s remains lie within the ramparts of an Iron Age fortress which covers the summit of the hill. The remains of the Roman villa were discovered in 1823 by the historian and archaeologist George Baker, who identified Borough Hill with the Benaventa of the ...
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Bignor Roman Villa

Bignor Roman Villa

Bignor Roman Villa is a large Roman courtyard villa which has been excavated and put on public display on the Bignor estate in the English county of West Sussex. It is well-known for its high quality mosaic floors, which are some of the most complete and intricate in the country.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bignor_Roman_Villa
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Brading Roman Villa

Brading Roman Villa

Brading Roman Villa was a Roman courtyard villa which has been excavated and put on public display in Brading on the Isle of Wight. Beginning in August, 2008, a new excavation is due to begin; hopes are that it will reveal some new mosaics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brading_Roman_Villa
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Desborough Castle

Desborough Castle

Desborough Castle is an Iron Age hill fort which lies on the southern side of the valley of the River Wye in Buckinghamshire, which runs through the Chiltern Hills from the Ridgeway and Vale of Aylesbury to the river Thames.

It consists of a Norman ringwork, partly overlying a mound, possibly a barrow reused as a Saxon moot. Both lie within a square enclosure, possibly an Iron Ag...
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Badbury Rings

Badbury Rings

Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hill fort in east Dorset, England, dating from 800 BC[citation needed] and in use until the Roman occupation of 43 CE. The 330 ft (100 m) high, 7 hectare fort is encircled by three 40 ft (15 m) ramparts and four Bronze Age round barrows indicating an earlier occupation. The fort is situated at the cross of two Roman roads, between Dorchester, Old Sarum (Salisbury), ...
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Alfreds Castle

Alfreds Castle

Alfred's Castle is a small Iron Age hill fort, behind Ashdown Park in the civil parish of Ashbury in Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire). It lies 2-3 km south of the Ridgeway and is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

It has a large enclosure attached that shows as a cropmark. Excavation has shown this to be contemporary with the small enclosure, started in the 6th century BC...
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Whitehall Farm Roman Villa

Whitehall Farm Roman Villa

A Roman villa and farm under excavation.

http://www.whitehallvilla.co.uk/

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Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa is a Roman villa located at Chedworth, Gloucestershire, England. It is one of the largest Roman villas in Britain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chedworth_Roman_Villa
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Rockbourne Roman Villa

Rockbourne Roman Villa

Rockbourne Roman Villa and Museum is a Roman courtyard villa excavated and put on public display in the village of Rockbourne in the English county of Hampshire, England.

The villa was discovered in 1942 by the ferret of a local farmer and excavated by A. T. Morley Hewitt over the next thirty years.

The main structure was a large residence surrounding a courtyard, ...
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Sigiria Rock

Sigiria Rock

Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures.
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Knowlton Henge

Knowlton Henge

'Knowlton Rings' consists of 4 earthworks: the North Circle, Church Circle, Southern Circle, and the 'Old Churchyard'. In addition to these sites, to the east of the Church Circle is the Great Barrow, the largest round barrow in Dorset, and almost certainly directly related to the henges. The most prominent site in the complex is the 'Church Circle', now commonly called Knowlton Henge.
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Priddy henges

Priddy henges

Priddy henges is composed of 3 circles,also included of an unfinished circle on the same line to the north.
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Hutton Moor henge

Hutton Moor henge

Hutton Moor is a prehistoric henge in North Yorkshire.
It could heve held 2000 people crowd together in a narrow rectangle 11km long and no more than 1.5km across.

http://megalithix.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/hutton-moor-dishforth-north-yorkshire/
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The Almendres Cromlech megalithic complex

The Almendres Cromlech megalithic complex

The Almendres Cromlech megalithic complex, located near Guadalupe, Évora, Portugal, is one of the earliest public monuments.
It is the largest existing group of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula, and one of the largest in Europe.

This megalithic monument originally consisted of more than one hundred monoliths, some of which have been taken away for other uses. ...
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Roman Temple of Diana - Portugal

Roman Temple of Diana - Portugal

The Roman Temple of Évora (also referred to as the Templo de Diana, after Diana, ancient Roman goddess of the moon, the hunt, and chastity) is an ancient edifice in the city of Évora, Portugal.

The temple is part of the historical centre of the city, classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the most famous landmarks of Évora and a symbol of Roman presence in Portugue...
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Kendal Castle

Kendal Castle

Kendal Castle is situated on a mound-like hill, known as a drumlin, to the east of the town of Kendal, Cumbria, in northern England.

It was probably built in the late 12th century as the home of the Barons of Kendal. The best known family to live there were the Parrs, including Katherine, the 6th wife of Henry VIII.

The building has been a ruin since Tudor times bu...
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Fishbourne Roman Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace, in the village of Fishbourne in West Sussex, England is an important Roman archaeological site in Roman Britain. The large palace was built in the 1st century AD, around thirty years after the Roman conquest of Britain on the site of a Roman army supply base established at the Claudian invasion in 43 AD. The rectangular palace surrounded formal gardens, the northern hal...
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Ancient Thule-people settlement

Ancient Thule-people settlement

The Thule (pronounced /ˈtuːliː/) or proto-Inuit were the ancestors of all modern Inuit. They developed in coastal Alaska by AD 1000 and expanded eastwards across Canada, reaching Greenland by the 13th century.[1] In the process, they replaced people of the earlier Dorset culture that had previously inhabited the region. The appellation "Thule" originates from the location of Thul...
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The Incan agricultural terraces for investigation. Moray, Peru

The Incan agricultural terraces for investigation. Moray, Peru

Moray is a town in Peru approximately 50 km Northwest of Cuzco near the town of Maras that is noted for a large complex of unusual Inca ruins. These include most notably several enormous terraced circular depressions that were perhaps used to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. The depth of the pits (the largest is about 30 m deep) creates a temperature gradient of as m...
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Protohistorical place of Grezac, France

Protohistorical place of Grezac, France

In the western village of Grézac, France, is situated a Great Gallic necropolic place. Discovered during an Archeological flight investigation, by Jacques Dassié, all the round and square places are former graves, where the bodies were burried by cremation
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Viking Erik the Reds Greenland estate Brattahlid

Viking Erik the Reds Greenland estate Brattahlid

Brattahlíð (anglicised as Brattahlid) was Erik the Red's estate in the Eastern Settlement Viking colony he established in south-western Greenland toward the end of the 10th century. The present settlement of Qassiarsuk, about 5 km (3 mi) from the community of Narsarsuaq, is now located in its place. It is about 96 km (60 mi) from the ocean, at the head of a fjord, and hence sheltered from ocean...
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Viking fort Trelleborg

Viking fort Trelleborg

At the end of th 1980th. archeologists found remains of a viking fort. It was measured to 125 meters in diameter and was constructed in the year around 980.

It's similar to the forts allready found in Denmark: Trelleborg at Slagelse, Aggersborg at the Limfjorden, Fyrkat at Hobro and Nonnebakken in Odense.

1/4 of it today is visible and was rebuild the way experts ...
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ruins of metropolis

ruins of metropolis

this appears to be the ruins of an ancient metropolis in tibet
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