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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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

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