the Banyor Tree of the ancient Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia

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Mayan Ruins of Tonina - Chiapas, Mexico

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Erechteum,porch of the Caryatids, Akropolis - Athens, Greece.

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Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, Urubamba, Peru.

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Hadrian's Temple. Ancient Ephesus, Turkey.

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The Bayon temple at the famous temple area of Angkor Archeological Park on Dec. 4, 2008, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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The library in the ancient city of Ephesus in the western Turkish coastal city of Izmir.

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Mosaic in thermae in Herculaneum, Italy.

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Herodium from above. Herodium or Herodionis a truncated cone-shaped hill, located (7.5 mi) south of Jerusalem and (3.1 mi) southeast of Bethlehem, in the Judean desert (the West Bank). Herod the Great built a fortress, a palace, and a small town in Herodium, between 23 and 15 BCE, and is believed to have been buried there. Herodium is (2,487 ft) above sea level, the highest peak in the Judean desert.

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10,000-year-old house unearthed in Israel Live Science: At a road construction site in Israel, archaeologists say they’ve found some stunning finds, including stone axes, a “cultic” temple and traces of a 10,000-year-old house. The excavation took place at Eshtaol, located about 15 miles west of Jerusalem, in preparation of the widening of an Israeli road.

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Preserved Ship Archaeologists announced in March of 2006 that an excavation near the Red Sea had unearthed a shipyard containing the world's oldest sea-faring ships. The artifacts, such as wooden planks and cargo boxes, suggest that Egyptians had set sail 4,000 years ago.

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Celtic: Achnabreck, a horned spiral, Cairnbaan, Scotland. The largest expanse of rock art in Great Britain, with rings, cups, and gutters, as well as some curious motifs like this horned spiral. Scholars are slowly revealing some of this Neolithic rock art’s secrets, but it’s unlikely we’ll ever know just what the symbols mean.

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Pavlopetri is the only sunken city in Greece that predates the writing of Plato's Atlantis myth. At around 5000 years old, it is the oldest submerged town in the world.

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Moai statues on Easter Island, Chile (by Phil Marion).

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Sacred Site.... Tamtoc, Mexico

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The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, Gansu Province, northwest China. View of the entire Maiji hill.

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This group of sanctuaries, founded by the Pallava kings, was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries. Barely 58 km from Chennai at Mahabalipuram, South India. The temple town which was a seaport, is believed to be over two thousand years old and has approximately forty monuments including the largest open-air bas-relief in the world.

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Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region, south of Addis Ababa. The site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae covered with symbols, most of which are difficult to decipher. They are the remains of an ancient Ethiopian culture.

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The ruins at Monte Albán - Oaxaca, Mexico

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Knossos (also known as Knossos Palace) is the largest archeological site on Crete. It was the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture.

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MARIB. Ancient writing on stone in the Bilqis Temple ruins in the Saba Valley. One of the most famous archaeological sites in Yemen, it bwas once the capital of the Kingdom of Saba (Sheba).

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Possible representation of Orion and Sirius HIGHLY DECORATED Kerbstone 52 at Newgrange is probably the finest decorated stone of neolithic origin in Ireland, and certainly one of the most decorative in Europe. Located at the Northwestern side of the great kerb, it is diametrically opposite the entrance stone, Kerb 1, and features a vertical line in the centre. This stone faces in the direction of Summer Solstice sunset.

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Shicheng City (literally, Lion City). The city of nearly 1,339 years of age, situated in east China’s Zhejiang Province, has been submerged under Qiandao Lake since 1959 for the construction of the Xin’an River Hydropower Station. International archeologists vividly named the city submerged in water 'time capsule.' Stairs in ancient houses, walls, and memorial arches remain the same as they were thousands of years ago.

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This is the Ballymacdermot Cairn located in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. This monument, lying on the slopes of Ballymacdermot Mountain close to Newry, is an extremely well preserved Neolithic burial site with three chambers. It can be dated between 4000 and 2500 BC. Locally known as 'The Fairy Ring', and is reputed to be haunted. Capture here under full moon with a ring of Fire by means of oil lantern.

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Nabta, Egypt is the oldest known site with astronomically aligned stones. Over one thousand years before the creation of Stonehenge, people built a stone circle and other structures on the shoreline of a lake that has since dried up. Over 6,000 years ago, stone slabs three meters high were dragged over a kilometer to create the site.

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