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The Roman Colosseum (May 2011)

bucket list: see the roman colosseum

Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes flew over Libya and photographed the ancient Roman cities of Leptis Magna and Sabratha from the air. The Egyptians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Turks and Italians have all passed through Libya and left their mark on it. The ancient city of Leptis Magna's ruins have the ability to inspire awe. Leptis Magna had already been in existence for over 600 years when one of its sons, Septimius Severus, became Roman emperor in the late 2nd c AD.

Roman Amphitheatre, Pula, Croatia

The Colosseum in Rome, #Italy is a must on your travel bucket list.

Athens, Ancient Greece

Cenote Dos Ojos - Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Trier, Germany - Porta Nigra Gate

The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Hung out here every night for a week! Miss it

Everyone knows about the Vatican, Colosseum, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, but how do you get off the beaten path and explore some of the lesser known sights in Rome? Here are 10 suggestions for what to see in Rome if you want to get off the beaten path.

Remains of the Via Appia, the Roman road connecting Rome to Brindisi, Puglia, southern Italy. Parts of the Via Appia are still in use today.

The Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

Italy - The Leaning Tower Of Piza

Head of Constantine, Rome

Roma - Via Appia - The Romans knew how to build roads and in fact many of their roads still exist in England. So how is it that in the 21st century a fixed pothole becomes a pothole again in 2 weeks? Oh yeah, no chariots now.

Boulder City (Hoover Dam)

The ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon.