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Chan Chan, the first northern archaeological site to be recorded with an unmanned aircraft

Prehistoric Archaeological Site in Shetland, Scotland

Jarlshof

Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. - Described as "one of the most Remarkable Archaeological Sites ever excavated in the British Isles", it contains Remains dating from 2500 BC up to the century AD.

Segesta, one of the best preserved and most beautiful of all the Greek archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, Sicily, Italy

Segesta, one of the best preserved and most beautiful of all the Greek archaeological sites in the Med. Province of Trapani Sicily Italy

Archaeological site of akrotiri Santorini Greece

Greece reopens the Akrotiri archaeology site on Santorini = oh I hope I can see this one day!

The pre-Columbian archaeological site of Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for “Lost City”), located in Sierra Nevada, Colombia, thought to be founded about 800 AD.  Photo courtesy & taken by Raphael Chay

(ancient helipads) The pre-Columbian archaeological site of Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for “Lost City”), located in Sierra Nevada, Colombia, thought to be founded about 800 AD. Photo courtesy taken by Raphael Chay

Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit. With development comes better controlled access and funds for excavation, preservation and restoration. But it also means a lot more visitors. There’s nothing more satisfying than arriving at an ancient treasure to find few, if any other visitors there. For that sort of exclusive experience, you have to go the extra mile.  Here are ten off-the-beaten-path archaeological sites...

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

There& nothing more satisfying than arriving at an ancient treasure to find few, if any other visitors there. For that sort of exclusive experience, you have to go the extra mile. Here are ten off-the-beaten-path archaeological sites.

Teotihuacán, Mexico - UNESCO World Heritage Site - located NE of Mexico City, Teotihuacan is one of the oldest known archaeological sites in Mexico.

Teotihuacán, Mexico - UNESCO World Heritage Site - located NE of Mexico City, Teotihuacan is one of the oldest known archaeological sites in Mexico. One of my favorite memories of Mexico

The archaeological site at Jarlshof represents over 4,000 years of continual human habitation. The earliest remains are of Bronze Age buildings from around 2500-2000 BC; Iron Age round houses date from between 200 BC and AD 800; a Viking settlement from the 9th to 14th centuries stands towards the eastern side of the site; and finally the castle, the Laird’s House, stands in the centre of the site and was converted from a medieval farmhouse to a fortified residence in the 1500s.

Jarlshof: looking down into a round house near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain The archaeological site at Jarlshof represents over years of continual human habitation. The earliest remains are of Bronze Age buildings from around BC

The Sayhuite is an archaeological site located east of the city of Abancay in Peru.  Regarded as a sacred point of religious worship in Peru, the Sayhuite is an engraved rock that contains more than 200 geometric and zoological figures. It was found amid the ruins of a Peruvian archaeological site.  What makes this artefact so special is that no one really knows what it is or why it is there.  One unique stone, untouched for centuries.

The sayhuite monolith, Peru. This enigmatic carved stone lies in an area once known for water worship. Current theories are that it was used by hydro engineers to train new recruits in the flow of water.

Castillo, Tulum archaeological site on Caribbean Sea, Mexico  #travel #destinations

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Castillo, Tulum, a Mayan archaeological site. I need to visit Mexico. They have beautiful beaches!

The Bonampak archaeological site, like most Mayan ruins, is hidden in jungle. It is near the Guatemalan border about 2 hours from Palenque.  Chiapas, Mexico.

The Bonampak archaeological site, like most Maya ruins, is hidden in jungle. It is near the Guatemalan border about 2 hours from Palenque.

Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece

Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece. Taken by Paul Randall Williams.

Segesta, one of the best preserved and most beautiful of all the Greek archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, Sicily, Italy More

SEGESTA (Sicilia) one of the best preserved and most beautiful of all the Greek archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, Sicily, Italy

Bracelet. Epoch. Period: Early Iron Age. Date: Sakae Culture. 4th century BC. Place of finding: Siberian collection of Peter I. Archaeological site: Russia, Siberia. Material: gold. Technique: cast and chased.

The State Hermitage Museum: Digital Collection -- Powered by IBM Bracelet Gold; century BC Siberian collection of Peter I, Russia, Siberia Source of Entry: Kunstkammer, St Petersburg.

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