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Maiden Castle hillfort

Maiden Castle hillfort

Maiden Castle is an Iron Age hill fort 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) south of Dorchester, in the English county of Dorset. Hill forts were fortified hill-top settlements constructed across Britain during the Iron Age. The name Maiden Castle may be a modern construction meaning that the hill fort looks impregnable, or it could derive from the British Celtic mai-dun, meaning a "great hill".

The e...

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Vindolanda Roman fort

Vindolanda Roman fort

Roman fort behind Hardian's Wall close to Housesteads.
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Chesters Roman fort

Chesters Roman fort

Fort on Hadrian's Wall. The structure near the river is a bathhouse.
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Housesteads Roman fort

Housesteads Roman fort

The most famous fort on Hadrian's Wall.
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Ardotalia roman fort

Ardotalia roman fort

Ardotalia (also known as Melandra, or Melandra Castle) is a Roman fort in Gamesley, near Glossop in Derbyshire, England.

Ardotalia was constructed by Cohors Primae Frisiavonum—The First Cohort of Frisiavones. Evidence for the existence of this unit exists not only from the building stone found at the site but also from various diplomas and other Roman writings. This unit would ha...
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Arbeia roman fort

Arbeia roman fort

Arbeia is the remains of a large Roman fort in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, which has been partially reconstructed. It was first excavated in the 1870s and all modern building on the site were cleared in the 1970s. It is now managed by Tyne & Wear Museums.

Original fort
The fort stands on the Lawe Top, overlooking the River Tyne. Founded around 120, it later became the mari...
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Galava - Ambleside roman fort (with overlay)

Galava - Ambleside roman fort (with overlay)

Galava (or Ambleside Roman Fort) was a 1st/2nd century fort in the Roman province of Britannia. Its ruins are located on the northern edge of Lake Windermere at Waterhead, near Ambleside, in the English county of Cumbria (formerly in Westmorland). It guarded the Roman road from Brocavum (Brougham) to Glannoventa (Ravenglass).

The fort was described in Roman Britain in 1914, by F....
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Birka, the first city of Sweden

Birka, the first city of Sweden

During the Viking Age, Birka on the island of Björkö (literally: "Birch Island") in Sweden, was an important trading center which handled goods from Scandinavia as well as Central and Eastern Europe and the Orient. Björkö is located in the Lake Mälaren, 30 kilometers West of Stockholm, in the municipality of Ekerö. The archaeological sites of Birka and Hovgården, on the neighbouring island of A...
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Viking settlement of Hvalsey

Viking settlement of Hvalsey

These are the remains of the Viking sttlement with the famous church ruin from the year 1300.

The Vikings came here around 950 and the village was abandonned around 1408.
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Guimat Pyramids

Guimat Pyramids

The Guimar Pyramids were once thought to of been build by local farmers until in 1991 when the famous Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl visited the Island to study these. Thor came to the conclusion that the pyramids were almost identical to pyramids in Peru and Mexico.
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Roman Castle Bodobrica

Roman Castle Bodobrica

In the 3rd century this castle was built to protect the "wet limes" (River Rhine), the borderline between the Roman Empire and the German tribes. This fortress is 154 m wide and twice as long with 8 m high walls preotected by 28 towers.

This castle is the best maintained Roman castle north of the Alps.
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Chankillo Solar Observatory - Peru

Chankillo Solar Observatory - Peru

About 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Lima, Peru, lies an enigmatic, 2,300-year-old ruin named Chankillo. Archaeologists have nicknamed the ruin’s central complex the “Norelco ruin” based on its resemblance to a modern electric shaver. The building’s true purpose long eluded them. Its thick walls and hilltop location suggested it was a fort, but why, researchers wondered, would anybody buil...
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Jumeirah Archaeological Site

Jumeirah Archaeological Site

The biggest and perhaps most significant archaeological site in the UAE. You'll see the remains of stone walls, a souq, houses and what is thought to have been a governor's palace. Objects found on the site, such as pottery and coins, are on display at Dubai Museum and the Heritage Village.
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Nazca lines and figures (with 17 overlays)

Nazca lines and figures (with 17 overlays)

enjoy the mysteries Lines and Figures
Links to over 20 Nazca Figures with 17 Overlays
with best regards from Pigasus
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Herodium, Israel

Herodium, Israel

Built circa 24 BCE by Herod the Great, the Herodium was a fortress-palace just outside Jerusalem. It was conquered and destroyed by the Romans in 71 CE.
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Silbury Hill chalk mound

Silbury Hill chalk mound

Silbury Hill is a man-made chalk mound near Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is part of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site, and lies at grid reference SU100685.

At 40 metres (130 ft) high, Silbury Hill – which is part of the complex of Neolithic monuments around Avebury, which includes the Avebury Ring and West Kennet Long Barrow – is the...

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Vally of the Golden Mummies

Vally of the Golden Mummies

It was near this site in 1996 that a underground tomb that contained about 150 mummies all clad in gold from their head to their chest They were called the golden mummies. The actual excavation didn't start until 1999 because of money constraints but it is believed that there may be thousands of these mummies burried in this cemetary and the excavation could take as long as 50 years. I have bee...
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Stones of Jelling, Denmarks sign of Christianisation

Stones of Jelling, Denmarks sign of Christianisation

The two runic stones outside Jelling church was created around the year 955 and 965. On the front of the big stone from around 965 it shows the cruzified Christ with a viking dragon artwork around it.
The stone was raised by the danish King Harold Bluetooth and has a script in that times nordic language that says:

HARALTR KUNUKR BATH KAURUA KUBL THAUSI AFT KURM FATHUR SIN ...
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Borremose Fortres, the oldest fort in Denmark

Borremose Fortres, the oldest fort in Denmark

This fort south of Aars was build during Bronze-age around 1700 BC and was in use until 125 BC at the older iron age, the so called preroman ironage.
During the iron age it was a regular settlement.
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Viking ringfortresses in Denmark and Sweden

Viking ringfortresses in Denmark and Sweden

Locations of the fortesses of Aggersborg, Fyrkat, Nonnebakken, Eskeholm and Trelleborg in Denmark, and Borgeby and Trelleborg in Sweden.

The ringfortresses were all build in the years 980 to 981 during the danish King Harald Bluetooth.
Today they are still a mystery what the exact purpose was.

On the hack of both Trelleborgs can be seen a photo how they look...
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Tower of the Winds - Athens

Tower of the Winds - Athens

The Tower of the Winds, also called horologion (timepiece), is an octagonal Pentelic marble tower on the Roman agora in Athens. It was supposedly built by Andronicus of Cyrrhus around 50 BC, but according to other sources might have been constructed in the 2nd century BC before the rest of the forum.
The 12 m tall structure has a diameter of about 8 m and was topped in antiquity by a wea...
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Roman Amphitheatre Chester

Roman Amphitheatre Chester

Roman Amphitheatre remains within Chester, England, UK.
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Roman Remains

Roman Remains

Remains left by the Romans near the Roman Wall around Chester.
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stonehenge village located

stonehenge village located

A village of small houses that may have sheltered the builders of the mysterious Stonehenge — or people attending festivals there — has been found by archaeologists studying the stone circle in England.

Eight of the houses, with central hearths, have been excavated, and there may be as many as 25 of them, Mike Parker Pearson said Tuesday at a briefing organized by the National Ge...
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Appian Way and Downtown Rome

Appian Way and Downtown Rome

This file contains three overlays:
One shows the Appian Way and the Traian Appian Way;
Other shows the roman ways from Rome;
The last shows the downtown Rome at Roman Empire age, with the Roman Forum, where the Appian Way starts.
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