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    Experts scrambling to document Syria's heritage. The ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. A satellite image on Aug. 31, 2015 shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said. Experts, conservators and local residents are scrambling to document Syria's millennia-long cultural heritage that has been damaged by the country's war since 2011, by battles against the Islamic State group and by its intentional destruction [Credit:

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    One of the last great barely known wonders of the ancient world is a Stonehenge-like monument sitting atop Israel’s Golan Heights. Called Gilgal Refaim in Hebrew (The Circle Of The Refaim or “Wheel of the rafaim”). It is one of the most mysterious archaeological sites in the world. The monument consists of five concentric stone rings whose diameter is155 meters.

    "Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time. Whenever the binding session was over, the girl was immediately forced to walk on her feet to crush them further. None of this was carried out with any anesthetic."

    Main staircase of the Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq I Founded: Approximately 21st century BC

    Hieroglyphic system found in the ruins of the Mysterious Underwater Ruins of the Lost World in Yonaguni. 12 000 b.c. 7000 years before the Egyptian civilization.

    Mycenaean gold, 14th century BCE, Archeological Museum of Athens.

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    Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. The site of the ancient city — that includes several sphinxes and at least four giant pyramids plus other structures — amazingly sits within the boundaries of the fabled Bermuda Triangle.

    The amazing water access channels of the Nazca people...still working after what? 2000 years?

    Ancient artefacts unearthed at Bahrain Fort. A clay tablet bearing ancient cuneiform script dating back to between 503BC and 504BC was discovered during a seven-week excavation in the southwestern side of Bahrain Fort, along with a golden plate that has a figure of a woman engraved on it date to between the first century BC and first century AD.

    Copper Scroll found with Dead Sea Scrolls.

    Sculpture of Palmyran woman, ca. 150 ce., #Palmyra, #Syria.

    Palmyra, ancient city in south-central Syria, 130 miles (210 km) northeast of Damascus. Dating back to the Neolithic, Palmyra was first attested in the early second millennium BC, as a caravan stop for travelers crossing the Syrian Desert. #Palmyra, #Syria.

    Cleopatra+underwater+palace | Sunken ruins of Cleopatra’s palace, Alexandria, Egypt

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    What These Archaeologists Discovered Hidden Underground In Turkey Is Absolutely Beautiful. [STORY] Underneath the Turkish city, Zeugma an Oxford Archaeology team led an excavation of area of city once inhabited by Ancient Greeks; mosaic these archaeologists are uncovering depicts the Nine Muses...

    Persepolis, 80 years ago

    An ancient archaeological site in Saudi Arabia.

    Timgad (called Thamugas or Thamugadi in old Berber) was a Roman colonial town in the Aurès Mountains of Algeria, founded by the Emperor Trajan around AD 100.

    Constantinople, the capital of the eastern roman empire

    The city of 1000 columns, Gerasa / Jordan

    Himilco is the first known explorer from the Mediterranean Sea to reach the northwestern shores of Europe. He sailed north along the Atlantic coast to trade for tin to be used for making bronze and for other precious metals. He described his journeys as quite harrowing, repeatedly reporting sea monsters, likely in order to deter Greek rivals from competing on their new trade routes. Carthaginian accounts of monsters became one source of the myths discouraging sailing in the Atlantic.