Monday, November 18, 2019

Ancient cities and towns

Merv

Nothing is forever - even Merv today is in ruins. This city existed for some 2000 years and for a while it was the...

Kabah

Remnants of an ancient Mayan city, flourished in the 7th – 11th century AD. Contains the unusual Palace of the Masks – facade of...

Mahabalipuram

This seems like a fairy tale - but this is a reality. Mahabalipuram exists - a legendary, ages-old city packed with seemingly improbable, ornate...

Ancient cities and towns

Outstanding ancient cities and towns around the world Here are selected more than 60 exciting ancient cities and towns of the the world. These cities...

Bonampak

Remnants of ancient Maya city, built sometimes around 580 – 800 AD. Contains numerous valuable murals of high artistic value. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.7039 N 91.0648...

Tres Zapotes

Important center of the ancient Olmec culture, founded around 1000 BC and flourished in 900 – 800 BC. Here have been found such unique...

Petra

There are hundreds of magnificent ancient cities around the world but none is similar to Petra. This amazing city was developed by Nabateans in...

Calakmul

One of the largest cities of ancient Maya with remnants of nearly 7000 structures still existing. Largest building – 55 m high pyramid. 117...

Persepolis

If one compares Persepolis to the marvels of modern architecture it becomes clear: not that much has been achieved over the last 2500 years....

Uxmal

Once important center of the ancient Maya culture where exceptionally well-preserved structures stand up to this day. It could be founded as early as...