The Bulow Woods Trail runs a 6.8-mile path shaded by majestic oaks. Keep an eye out for white-tailed deer, barred owls and other native wildlife. The trail ends at Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, where the plantation was burned down by Seminole Indians in 1836 during the Second Seminole War. The buildings were made of coquina and included the largest sugar mill in Florida. The park has an outdoor museum to preserve the ruins and artifacts found at the site.
A survey of ancient Alexandria's Royal Quarters, encased deep below the harbor sediment, is underway. Alexandria's Royal Quarters - ports, a cape and islands full of temples, palaces and military outposts - simply slid into the sea after cataclysmic earthquakes in the fourth and eighth centuries. Besides large statuary, hundreds of ceramics, bronze coins, and other items have been found.
Persepolis. Photograph by Simon Norfolk | Envoys bearing tribute march eternally up a ceremonial staircase in the spectacular ruins of Persepolis, capital of the once mighty Achaemenian Empire, which during the time of Xerxes (486-465 B.C.) had dominated the civilized world.
Göbekli Tepe ~ This (very recent) discovery DOUBLED the known history of humankind...yes, this site is over 12,000 years old. That is 7000 years older than Stonehenge & the Egyptian pyramids!! So far, they have uncovered and excavated only 5% of the ruins in the last 13 years....the civilization & complex is GIGANTIC & completely FASCINATING!!!