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Древнее водохранилище Константинополя - Цистерна Базилика. Невероятно атмосферное место. Для всех любителей Древнегреческой архитектуры - посещение обязательное. #undergroundcity #ancientarchitecture #historicalplace

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The number of mystical creatures placed along the roof ridge lines of structures in the Forbidden City are based on the importance of the building. The animals, like dragons, phoenixes, and lions, have powerful meanings in Chinese culture. #beijing #forbiddencity #mysticalcreatures #designinspiration #craftsmanship #ancientarchitecture #chinesearchitecture #imperialpalace #grandeur #ancientchina #capitalcity #artinspiration #worldnomads #lovetheworld #exploretounderstand

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Temple of Kalabsha, c. 30 BC

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🇬🇧This was part of a wall relief and was found inside a well within the courtyard of the temple of Assur at the city of Ashur, the capital city of the Assyrians. The central part of the relief depicts a male deity. Two smaller water deities stand on either side of him. He holds two long branches, and two goats (standing on their hind legs ) appear to eat from these branches. Probably this bearded deity represents the god Assur, while the goddesses protect the plant and animal world in this city. Gypsum, from Ashur, norther Mesopotamia, Iraq. First half of the second millennium BCE. (The Pergamon Museum, Berlin ). -------------------------------------‐--------------------------------------- #asur #assyrian #assur #ashur #pergamonmuseum #berlin #arkeoloji #mitoloji #archeology #unesco #heritage #unescoheritage #archeologicalsite #ancient #ancienthistory #ancientcity #ancientcivilization #ancientruins #ancientarchitecture #archeology #mythology #arkeoloji #mitoloji #unesco #ancientknowledge #antik #archaeology #archeologia #arqueologia #archeologie #archaeologie #antiquearchaeology #heritage #ancientbuilding

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CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO - Il pluri millenario sito di Civita, a seguito di frane e degrado ambientale è stato progressivamente abbandonato fino a ridursi agli attuali 11 abitanti. Per ciò in esso è possibile riscontrare il disegno urbanistico etrusco, costruzioni medievali, rinascimentali, ottocentesche. Il problema è come conservare questo patrimonio. #borghitalia #borghipiubelliditalia #ancientarchitecture #ancientcivilization

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Sardes - Manisa The architectural structures unearthed as a result of the excavations in the ancient city of Sardes are the Synagogue and the Gymnasium. Synagogue is a uniquely beautiful building built in the 3rd century AD. Gymnasion is next to the Synagogue. Synagogue and adjoining areas in the north of the gymnasium Palaestra 'is p (Solar School ). It is understood that the decorated eastern façade of the Gymnasion was built at the beginning of the 3rd century AD. The arched shops along the edges of these two buildings are dated to the Byzantine Period . Opposite the Gymnasion, there is a large building called "Bronze House" . This structure is between the ridges of Mount Tmolos (Bozdağ ) and the old Lydian center and is one of the most striking structures of the ancient age. archaeologylife #archaeological #arqueologia #archaeologyphotography #archaeologylovers #archaeologicalexcavation #ancient #ancienthistory #ancientcity #ancientarchitecture #archeologymuseum #arkeolog #archeologia #architecture #naturephotography #archeotravel #arkeologi #ancientworld #arkeomap #ancientart #ancientrome #arthistory #oldarchitecture #antique #археология #manisa #tempio #historia #anticaroma

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Gothic autumn 🍂🍁 ------ Photo by @nicolacafarozolfo

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Yoğurtçu Kalesi - Manisa Yoğurtçu Castle is known to be one of the " Neokastrons " built by the Byzantines at the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century against Turkish raids . The castle, which dominates the Gediz Plain, was built on a large limestone formation. Unlike the surrounding volcanic texture, the mass on which Yoğurtçu Castle sits rises in the form of a steep-sloped cone that is difficult to climb without any connection in the East, West and North directions. Yoğurtçu Castle consists of the inner castle and the outer walls surrounding it from the east, west and south directions. The outer wall is fortified with towers placed at certain intervals. In the area between the inner castle and the walls, there are remains of various spaces archaeologylife #archaeological #arqueologia #archaeologyphotography #archaeologylovers #archaeologicalexcavation #ancient #ancienthistory #ancientcity #ancientarchitecture #archeologymuseum #arkeolog #archeologia #architecture #naturephotography #archeotravel #arkeologi #ancientworld #arkeomap #ancientart #ancientrome #arthistory #oldarchitecture #antique #археология #manisa #tempio #historia #anticaroma

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Life is full of surprises.... Just yesterday I "discovered" an ancient Spanish monastery built in early 12th century and currently located in... North Miami, Florida! I'm still slightly stunned by the enormity of this "transplantation". Here's a quote from Wikipedia; "St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church (Monasterio Español de Sacramenia ) is a medieval Spanish monastery cloister which was built in the town of Sacramentia Spain, in the 12th century but dismantled in the 20th century and shipped to New York... The monastery's cloister and its outbuildings were purchased and moved by  William Randolph Hearst  in 1926, despite Spanish government restrictions. In order to be transported to the United States, the structures were carefully dismantled, each piece was numbered and packaged in wooden crates lined with hay. The total shipment comprised 11,000 crates." There's much more to this amazing story but my caption is getting too long so I'll finish it here. . . . . #theancientspanishmonastery #stbernarddeclairvaux #northmiami #romanesque #spanishmonastery #12thcenturyarchitecture #ancientarchitecture #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #bnw #bnw_photo #bnwphotography #bnw_inst #bnwmagic #bnwmood #bnwgraphics #instablackandwhite #bnw_greatshots #monoart_ #ic_bw #bnw_planet #bnwsouls #bnw_rose #bw_mania #bnw_life #architecture #sweet15 #sweet15photoshoot #architecturephotography #dressedupgirl

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presents P H O T O @gabrylux • Matera, Basilicata, Italy • Matera is a city in the region of Basilicata, in Southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Matera. The town lies in a small canyon carved out by the Gravina River. Known as "the underground city", its historical centre "Sassi" contains ancient cave dwellings. The exact date when these were first occupied, and the continuity of subsequent occupation, are questions that scholars still debate. Sassi, along with the park of the Rupestrian Churches, was awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1993. • F E A T U R E D T A G #igworldclub_archaeology • Selected by @_ .vegvisir._ • M A I L igwarchaeology @gmail .com • M E M B E R S @igworldclub_thematic • F O L L O W U S @igworldclub @igworldclub_nature @igworldclub_reflections @igworldclub_macro @igworldclub_street @igworldclub_sky @igworldclub_mountains @igworldclub_lakes @igworldclub_museum @igworldclub_crafts#thematic_102620 #igworldclub #archaeology #archeology #archeologia #arqueologia #archeologie #archaeologie #antiquearchaeology #archaeological #ancientbuilding #archaeologicalsite #archeologicalsite #ancientarchitecture #ancientruins #ancientcity #ancient #ancientworld #archaeologylovers #heritage #archaeologist #archaeologylife #history #visititaly #iloveitaly #ilikeitaly #borghitaliani #matera

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presents P H O T O • @baya_iyi • L O C A T I O N S • Antalya • Turkey • • Rock tombs in Myra • There are two Lycian necropolises in Myra, which are gathered in the rock above the theater and in the east of the river necropolis. Most of the rock tombs appear to be a large house in the distance, some are in the form of a temple. The most striking tomb of the river necropolis is the pictorial grave of the traveler Charles Fellows, who, when he saw the rock tombs in 1840, was still able to choose red, yellow, blue and purple colors. Nowadays, these colors cannot be seen only red and blue color traces. Another remarkable thing in this grave is the figure of eleven human figures in the form of reliefs. • Hashtag #ArcheoTravelers#archaeology #archeology #archeologia #arqueologia #archeologie #archaeologie #antiquearchaeology #archaeological #ancientbuilding #archaeologicalsite #archeologicalsite #ancientarchitecture #ancientruins #ancient #ancientworld #archaeologylovers #heritage #igworldclub_archaeology #archeologicaldiscovery #discovery #ancientart #history #ancient #visitturkey #travelturkey #ancientturkey #tomb #ancienttomb #myra

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Blend into Chinese ancient architecture #ancientarchitecture #china #blackwhite #travel #jiangnan

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«L'acquedotto poteva essere considerato nell'antichità uno dei tre monumenti che manifestavano la potenza e la magnificenza romana. E gli acquedotti di Roma ancor più che una meraviglia della città potevano essere vantati tra le meraviglie del mondo». . . . #ancientrome #ancientarchitecture #architetturaromana #romaeterna #eternabellezza #romacaputmundi #acquedottoromano #parcodegliacquedotti

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Proposed 3D visualization of the settlement at the islet of Dhaskalio by the Greek Ministry of Culture! Keros, the small, uninhabited Cycladic island south of Naxos, was one of the most important Cycladic settlements during the Bronze Age, reaching its peak of its civilization around 2,500 BC. In the mid-20th century, archaeologists found a wealth of the iconic flat-faced Cycladic figurines on the island, a spectacular find that has since then been known as the “Keros Hoard.” From 2006-2008, a team of archaeologists excavated the West coast of Keros, which is thought to be the source of the sculptures found there. The same group of archaeologists also excavated the site of Dhaskalio, a small island that was connected to Keros in antiquity, where they found evidence of a massive settlement that was important to the region during the Bronze Age. The archaeologists also found evidence of of the largest building in the Cyclades during the Early Bronze Age on Dhaskalio. Their discoveries also revealed large, terraced walls and homes that formed a pyramid-like shape on the island. These finds make Dhaskalio, and Keros by extension, one of the most important Bronze Age sites anywhere in the Aegean. ➡️ Via @the_archaeologist_official . . . #ancienthistory #history #ancientcivilization #3D #reconstructions #island #Greece #ancientGreece #Greeks #BronzeAge #archaeology #archaeologist #ancientarchitecture #ancientDNA

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«L'acquedotto poteva essere considerato nell'antichità uno dei tre monumenti che manifestavano la potenza e la magnificenza romana. E gli acquedotti di Roma ancor più che una meraviglia della città potevano essere vantati tra le meraviglie del mondo». . . . #ancientrome #ancientarchitecture #architetturaromana #romaeterna #eternabellezza #romacaputmundi #acquedottoromano #parcodegliacquedotti #tramontosuroma

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«L'acquedotto poteva essere considerato nell'antichità uno dei tre monumenti che manifestavano la potenza e la magnificenza romana. E gli acquedotti di Roma ancor più che una meraviglia della città potevano essere vantati tra le meraviglie del mondo». . . . #ancientrome #ancientarchitecture #architetturaromana #romaeterna #eternabellezza #romacaputmundi #acquedottoromano #parcodegliacquedotti

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When your wish comes true... . Home of Hannibal Barca, one of the greatest military strategists of all times. From here he went and crossed the Alps with his elephants to fight the Romans... He became such a figure of terror that whenever disaster struck, the Roman senators would exclaim "Hannibal ante portas" ("Hannibal is at the gates!" ) to express their fear or anxiety. . #carthage #ancienthistory #ancientarchitecture #architecturelovers #architecture_hunter #archilovers #archidaily #architecturephotography #archi_unlimited #archi_focus_on #archeology #ancientcivilization #tunisia 🇹🇳 #visittunisia #amazing_captures #amazingplaces #viewsfordays #amazingview #ancientruins #historylovers #a_2nd_look #travelgram #travel_captures #traveladdiction #igday #instadaily #theworld_thru_youreyes #raw_architecture #tv_architectural #tv_panorama

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2,000-year-old "house with church" unearthed ---------*****-------*****-----*****---------------- Excavation and restoration work in Laodicea, which dates back to 5500 BC. Dr. It continues under the presidency of Celal Şimşek. Laodicea, which is the largest ancient city in Anatolia after Ephesus, was raised with the columns of churches, theater and streets called "Syria" and "Stadium" during the excavations that lasted 12 months a year, 1750 with the fresco destroyed in the earthquake that took place in 494 AD. annual travertine blocks were unearthed. While many important artifacts such as the agora, which is accepted as sacred, were unearthed, a 3-meter-long 1906-year-old Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajan (Trajan ) was found, and three graffiti, estimated to be 1500 years old, were found engraved on a marble block. In Laodicea, which was a metropolitan city in ancient times and had one of the 7 churches mentioned in the Bible, the existence of a house church was unearthed in the villa adjacent to the northern theater, which was earlier than the release of Christianity by Constantine the Great. that work is underway to restore the 2 thousand 200-year-old theater in the west of the Hellenistic period and the "house with peristyle (courtyard surrounded by open column corridors ) with a church" found in the past years. Stating that the villa, which is estimated to be about 2 thousand years old and built on an area of ​​2 thousand square meters, is located in a very interesting place as a location, Şimşek said: we know it continues until We have produced interesting results in our home works. We saw that the fault fractures of the earthquakes that destroyed Laodicea over the years in the house, which has about 20 rooms, passed over this house. We are working here by protecting these fault breaks. " said. #archaeologylife #archaeological #arqueologia #archaeologyphotography #archaeologylovers #archaeologicalexcavation #ancient #ancienthistory #ancientcity #ancientarchitecture #archeologymuseum #arkeolog #archeologia #architecture #naturephotography #archeotravel #arkeologi #ancientworld #arkeomap #ancientart #ancientrome #arthistory #oldarchitecture #antiqu

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📷 [All roads lead to Rome] Along the ancient road of Paestum that leads to the temples of the southern sanctuary 🌍 Archaeological site of Paestum (Italy ) 🔹 📷 [Tutte le strade portano a Roma] Lungo l'antica strada di Paestum che conduce ai templi del santuario meridionale 🌍 Parco archeologico di Paestum (Italia ) 👉 Tag #greeceandrome #greece_and_rome 👈 🔹 🔸 🔹 🔸 🔹 #ancient #ancientarchitecture #architecture #archaeology #history #ancientrome #ancientgreece #greece #rome #picoftheday #followme #art #photooftheday #photography #natgeotravel #blog #culture #road #travel #ruins #roma #museitaliani #paestuminside #monument #beniculturali30 #italy #paestum #italia @parcoarcheologicopaestum

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Huaca Huallamarca. Edificación prehispánica con forma de pirámide trunca, cuyo origen se remonta al año 200 a. C. Distrito de San Isidro. #Lima #Perú #antiqua_archeologia #fotografiasperu #explorelima #huaca #huacasdelima #huallamarca #patrimonio #heritage #ancientarchitecture

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You need to climb the great wall of amer to get incredible views of Jaipur City, the Aravalli Mountains, the Amber Fort, and the Rajasthani desert landscape... . . #repost i dont remember from where i get this picture but this is the most favorite place of mine to get the incredible view of amer fort.... One of the best place which stands for the defense of amer fort and town from many hundreds of years. #amerfort 🏰 #amerfort #amerfortpalace #amerfortjaipur #amerwatchtower #incredibleindia #incredible #jaipur #history #pride #historic #historical #historicalplaces #heritage #heritagesite #heritagemonuments #heritagecity #rajasthantour #architecture #ancientarchitecture #beauty #rajasthan #rajasthaniarchitecture #worldmonuments #worldheritage #worldheritagecity #worldheritagesite #jaipurheritage #ancientjaipur

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📸 Summer Palace ☀️ #beijing #china 🇨🇳 The landscaped gardens, temples and pavilions of the Summer Palace have been designed to achieve harmony with nature, to soothe and satisfy the view. So it is no coincidence that the Chinese name is "Nourishing Peace Garden". 🧘‍♀️ #summerpalace #beijingchina #visitchina #travelthroughtheworld #travelphotography #travelpics #photography #hello_worldpics #travel #travelfortravel #travelforfun #wonderfulplaces #beautifuldestions #bestplacestogo #photo #travelchina #chinatovisit #backpackers #backpackertravel #traveleverywhere #beautifultravel #wonderfulworld #worldphotographyday #lovechina #beatifulpic #chinesearchitecture #ancientarchitecture #memories

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| ITA: L'Obelisco della Piazza San Pietro, Vaticano • ENG: The Obelisk of Saint Peter's Square, Vatican • ESP: El Obelisco de la Plaza de San Pedro, Vaticano • DEU: Der Obelisk auf dem Petersplatz, Vatikan • FRA: L'Obélisque de la place Saint-Pierre, Vatican • POR: O Obelisco da Praça de São Pedro, Vaticano • #italia #itália #italie #italy #italien #Roma #Rome #Vaticano #Vatican #obelisk #obelisco #noidiroma #vivo_italia #tesori_italiani #progettoitalia #spgitaly #nofilter #volgoroma #top_italia_photo #beniculturali30 #progettoitalia #ancientarchitecture #visualambassadors #frame #citygram #explorethecity #roamtheplanet #antiqua_archeologia #raw_historic #musaiitaliani2020

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Was Easter island once an ancient oasis covered by forests? Were the Moi statues erected in remembrance of the original master builders? We explore this & much more in our “Easter Island” investigative series linked in bio. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 📸 By @markusdavids 🗿Follow @megalithicmarvels 👉🏾 Share with friends ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #megalithicmarvels #easterisland #rapanui #moai #chilena #chilean #chileno #unesco #unescoworldheritage #megalithic #ancient #ancienthistory #ancientruins #ancientknowledge #ancientarchitecture #ancientcivilization #archaeology #archaeologist #adventurevisuals #amazingplace #explorers #exploringtheglobe #earthofficial #travelingtheworld #traveljunkie #wanderlusting #wanderluster #destination #destinations #destinationearth

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FUJIAN - 福建 . . . .***************************** Author 📸: @youknowcyc Tag🏮: #AmigosdeChina @amigosdeChina to share your posts with us. ****************************** 🀄🛒 ¡Bienvenidos a nuestra tienda online para apasionados de las letras chinas! https://www.letraschinas.site ****************************** 📌 Todo sobre China en nuestro grupo de Facebook: artículos, vídeos, fotos y opiniones sobre China: actualidad, cultura, lengua, viajes, curiosidades, empleo...👇👇https://www.facebook.com/groups/amigosdechina/ ******************************. . . . #fujian #福建 #oldarchitecture #ig_china #chinatravel #travelchina #visitchina #mychinagram #chinatrip #travel2china #captchina #chinagram #explorechina #aroundtheworldpix #globe_visuals #visitasia #tripaddicts #living_destinations #super_asia_channel #hello_worldpics #world_places #wherewillwegonext #bestplacestogo #ancientarchitecture #architecture_hunter #lookingup_architecture #loves_monuments #temples #templo

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📌 Karnak consists of 134 gigantic stone columns, the largest 12 columns are 24m in height and 3.5m in diameter! It was built by King Seti who ruled from 1290 to 1279 B.C. Karnak, also called Al-Karnak, village located in Al-Uqṣur muḥāfaẓah (governorate ), Upper Egypt, which has given its name to the northern half of the ruins of Thebes on the east bank of the Nile River, including the ruins of the Great Temple of Amon. Karnak and other areas of ancient Thebes—including Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, and the Valley of the Queens—were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Photo by 📸 : @janakeim . Family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 : 🏛👉 @antiktarih Follow us for more Archaeological Photography 👉 📸🏺 @archeo .photo 🏺📸 👈 _ Tags 🏷 : #archaeology #archeology #archeologia #arqueologia #arkeoloji #археология #arqueología #archéologie #archäologie #ancientarchitecture #ancientworld #ancienttemple #ancientegypt #ancientruins #unescoworldheritage #culturalheritage

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Pagoda del Sol sobre el lago Shan - 桂林日塔 . . .. . . ****************************** Author📸: @seathebreezee Tag🏮: #AmigosdeChina @amigosdeChina to share your posts with us. ****************************** 🀄🛒 ¡Bienvenidos a nuestra tienda online para apasionados de las letras chinas! https://www.letraschinas.site ****************************** 📌 Todo sobre China en nuestro grupo de Facebook: artículos, vídeos, fotos y opiniones sobre China: actualidad, cultura, lengua, viajes, curiosidades, empleo...👇👇https://www.facebook.com/groups/amigosdechina/ ****************************** . . . . #Hellofrom #guilin #桂林 #pagodas #guangxi #广西 #ig_china #instachina #visitchina #discoverchina #chinatrip #chinatrips #chinainsider #captchina #chinatourism #chineseculture #chinesearchitecture #explorechina #asiatravel #guilinchina #forbestravelguide #instatraveler #travelinspiration #placestovisit #lovetraveling #wonderful_location #loves_monuments #ancientarchitecture #oldarchitecture

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Quando visito um lugar que é patrimônio histórico da humanidade sempre penso QUE INCRÍVEL(🤯 ) estar pisando ali onde a séculos atrás outras pessoas também estiveram. E aí sinto aquele arrepio e um frio que sobe rápido pelo corpo sabe? ⏳ Parece que faço uma viagem no tempo! Me pergunto será que mais alguém faz isso? Penso várias vezes e a sensação é ótima! 🙈 ⚔️ O Coliseu é considerado uma das sete maravilhas do mundo moderno, vale a pena conhecê-lo por dentro e sua história. Achei impressionante todos os detalhes! ℹ️ Uma dica pra quem visitá-lo um dia é: Compre as entradas com antecedência porque se você for comprar na hora a fila é insana! 🙈 Eu comprei antes e foi só sucesso, uma fila pequena e bem mais rápida! #rome #roma #colosseum #coliseum #coliseu #italy #ita ́lia #imperioromano #iloveitaly #italyiloveyou #romeitaly #braziliangirl #insidecolosseum #rometrip #rometrip2019 #ancientrome #ancient #ancientcivilization #ancientarchitecture #ancientbuilding #eurotrip2019 #eurotrip #italytrip

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📌 Carved directly into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, the prehistoric Jordanian city of Petra was "lost" to the Western world for hundreds of years. Located amid rugged desert canyons and mountains in what is now the southwestern corner of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Petra was once a thriving trading center and the capital of the Nabataean empire between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106. _ The city sat empty and in near ruin for centuries. Only in the early 1800s did a European traveler disguise himself in Bedouin costume and infiltrate the mysterious locale. In 1985, the Petra Archaeological Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, and in 2007 it was named one of the new seven wonders of the world. Photo by 📸 : @ladanivskyy . Family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 : 🏛👉 @antiktarih Follow us for more Archaeological Photography 👉 📸🏺 @archeo .photo 🏺📸 👈 _ Tags 🏷 : #archaeology #archeology #archeologia #arqueologia #arkeoloji #археология #arqueología #archéologie #archäologie #ancientworld #ancientruins #ancientarchitecture #unescoworldheritage #culturalheritage #ancientcity

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📌 The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the pharaoh Khafre. _ Cut from the bedrock, the original shape of the Sphinx has been restored with layers of blocks. It measures 73 m (240 ft ) long from paw to tail, 20 m (66 ft ) high from the base to the top of the head and 19 m (62 ft ) wide at its rear haunches. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been designed, sculpted, and constructed by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the pharaoh Khafre ca. 2558–2532 B.C. Photo by 📸 : @jamesjcruz . Family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 : 🏛👉 @antiktarih Follow us for more Archaeological Photography 👉 📸🏺 @archeo .photo 🏺📸 👈 _ Tags 🏷 : #archaeology #archeology #archeologia #arqueologia #arkeoloji #археология #arqueología #archéologie #archäologie #ancientworld #ancientarchitecture #ancientart #ancientegypt #ancientruins #ancientegyptian

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On an staircase to heaven: the Incas built these stairs in many of their ancient cities. These particular stairs I managed to capture without the swarms of people at Machu Picchu. As it’s the largest tourist attraction in South America, the reality of this site looks crowded, but it’s still breath taking and mind blowing. Some fun facts: - There are 1,600 steps on the way to a Machu Picchu (Yes, I climbed them, yes it was still painful the day after 😉 ) - These (stairs und the photo ) are actually not stairs as they are too big to climb - What the “stairs” actually are: Agricultural terraces were used to contain soil erosion, provide protection against landslides, and drain water from the rain - The original purpose of Machu Picchu is still unknown - Many scientists believe that the Incas used a stone quarry nearby to gather the stones needed to build Machu Picchu -The entire Inca trail includes around 6000 stairs, so the 1,600 I climbed are just peanuts really 🥜 #peru #curiousminds #adventureseeker #incatrail #incaseyoudontknow #ancientcivilization

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