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Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia Urfa province Turkey . It is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside (essential in this part of the world) and is thought to have been unchanged for at least 3,000 years. At the historical site the ruins of the city walls and fortifications are still in place, with one city gate standing, along with some other structures
Jerash, Kingdom of Jordan. Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. Ancient Greek inscriptions from the city as well as literary sources from both Iamvichou and the Great Etymology establish the foundation of the city as being by Alexander the Great or his general Perdiccas, who settled aged Macedonian soldiers there.
✮ Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Seluk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world
The remains of the Chimú civilization can be seen at the Chan Chan site near Trujillo, Peru. This city prospered in one of the driest deserts in the world. Water from the Andes was brought to the city by a sophisticated subterranean aqueduct. Although it only rains once every few years the mud walls have eroded away in the centuries since the city was abandoned. This wall relief was preserved and restored. Originally the designs would have been colorfully painted, as well.
ancient city of salamis, cyprus 'the once-proud beacon of hellenic civilisation and culture on the island, salamis was the most famous and grandiose of the ancient city kingdoms. today you can roam the expansive site taking in the ruins of grand statues, porticos, gymnasiums, pools, baths, courtyards, the agora and even what is left of the formerly prominent temple of zeus.'
Tyre (South Lebanon) an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido). The city has a number of ancient sites, including its Roman Hippodrome which was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.